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(TN) Cannonball

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About (TN) Cannonball

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  • Birthday 09/11/1947

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    Grandkids,fishing, hunting, reading.

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    Cleveland, TN
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    Willem van Schalkwyk
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  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grass_carp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_carp The links will give some details on the taxonomy and relationship of the two. Asian Carp is a catch-all name for black carp, silver carp, bighead carp and grass carp.
  2. Hmmm. Saw a video where the guy Asian carp jump. Only the silver carp jump at boat noise. Turned off the video. Black carp, silver carp, bighead carp and grass carp are the four designated as Asian carp. Wrote a news item for a TV station on this and other invasives.
  3. Looking at the NC map, Moss Lake is just east of Shelby. You also have the Catawba River and Lake Wylie east of Gastonia. Lake Norman is north of Charlotte. Just about any river, lake or stream should have carp. They are one of the most widespread species in the US. Good luck. Something like a DeLorme atlas of NC will have much more detail for fishable waters. The only drawback would be access to the water. We have miles of bank area in the Tennessee Valley but access leaves a lot to be desired. Good luck and tight lines!
  4. Welcome back. Nice capture and with a fat tummy! Now for a new PB?
  5. I recall tying flies to be sent to troops in Iraq who were fishing Hussein's private lakes. Many troops requested fly fishing tackle for the off days.
  6. Welcome! Enjoy the best of three worlds- trout fishing in the mountains, carp fishing in the many lakes in SC and great seafood and saltwater fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Used to live in NC and travel both Carolinas. Miss the fresh seafood!
  7. Welcome back into carp fishing. I think you will find that the USA offers many opportunities for fishing.
  8. Reviewing this for the info. Odd but why do trout bite sweet corn? Only time that would happen if corn or worms would be washed in by heavy rain and runoff.
  9. Looked at Ye Olde atlas to pinpoint where you live. Fly fishing guru, Dave Whitlock, used to take a couple of weeks each summer and fish for carp in the Unknown Great Lake, Lake St. Clair. He would sight fish like one would fish for bonefish on the tropical flats. So... give the lake a try. Should be others in your area that fish for carp. BTW, welcome!
  10. Or let them reel one in when the rod tip dances or the alarm screams.
  11. I think that you will find that very, very few people deliberately fish for carp. In the past, the only carp caught was by people fishing for something else, mainly catfish. If there are catfish and bluegill, you should find carp. We find this at my local venue all the time. Put out some bait, if legal, and fish. Start a trend and catch carp!
  12. Tennessee River. Just look for open bank space. Check local regulations as to overnight fishing, etc. Good luck.
  13. Can't answer all your questions but fly fishing guru, Dave Whitlock, used to spend a couple of weeks each summer on Lake St. Clair. He would sight fish carp like fishing for bonefish on the flats. That shows there are carp there as a start. Good luck.
  14. What is the pack bait recipe, for starters?
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