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(MO) MOCarper

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    ALL FISHING!, falconry, arrowheads, birding, wildlife artist, family

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    Kansas City Missouri
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  1. So.........had to work this am but had a couple hours to run to the creek before I had to be back......and caught these 5 fish-all average creek carp but a nice day to fish!!! Hope everyone has a great and safe Thanksgiving!!!! MO
  2. So...........the last nice day for awhile here- temps in the 50s, so, just had to go creekin it!! Another new hole and very sunny out!. Well within 6 minutes I was surprised by this little channel cat-usually they are buried in the mud, but not this little guy, then followed that by 8 straight carp, including this nice 12lbr. Of the 8 caught, I landed 5- two hook pulls and one broke off in a snag. All in 2 hours! Gonna be a FFF spot if it doesn't freeze or flood!!!.....go fishin!- We only have a couple more weeks before things start freezin up!! MO
  3. Ummm, grass carp, common carp (mirror, leather, etc.), black carp and all the Asian carp are considered invasive- not native to the U.S. Invasive species that cause natural or economic harm but I think it depends on the definition of ""harm". One persons "harm" may not be the same as another. None of these are native fishes. Common carp are now "naturalized"- a species that has spread into the wild and has sustainable reproduction. They were brought here a century ago to "feed the masses" but have spread across most of the US-the various Asian carp will do the same. I agree, non-"fish" people
  4. In addition to my knees and back creakin, been creekin it in prep for the FFF!.... yesterday went to one of my original creek holes- a bend in the creek that collects all the carp for several hundred yards. First time fishing it this year.... And- its the same hole there are number of carp on the small side- 4-5 lbs like these two, and caught no grassies, though I've only caught a couple here. The largest common was a 13lbr around midnight one night. But, its secluded, close to the house and wildlife abounds- raccoon tracks from a night of fishing themselves, a 4 point buck just above me on
  5. Creek walkin looking for FFF spots today and found another new hole- this one is a straight line hole below a large pool where I've caught carp before but never fished this stretch. Like the majority of the creeks here, there are vertical clay cliffs which terminate in a clay shelf about a foot under water, extending varied widths into the water. These harbor large numbers of carp along the base. If you can cast right along the shelf, youre in business!! Today I used 30g method leads, one with strawberry panko, one with orange panko, and one rod with a simple korda krank hook baited with sweet
  6. So, a couple weeks ago I was reeling in my rods after a couple hour session. My go to big rods and reels are 3 9ft stalker rods outfitted with Daiwa Emcast 3500 BR reels with 12 or 15lb mono line. Well, the third rod handle was slipping while reeling and when I looked, the reel handle cap was cracked and subsequently fell off the screw holding the handle on......arrrghhhhhh- these are my first carp rods and reels and the carp and I beat the daylights out of them!.........The reels are not available anywhere, ANYWHERE!- BCT, Mikes reel repair, Amazon, Etsy, Ebay, the guy down the street, the ot
  7. I-phone 7 November 10 2020 Kansas City, MO Kirk Suedmeyer The Beauty of the Carp
  8. Easy to catch- nightcrawlers on 4-0, 6-0 circle hooks below a 2 or 3 oz no roll sinker behind breaks/wing dike/slack waters.......can get to 30lbs but my biggest is about 10-12lb........ You're doing well master sensei 😆😆
  9. I-phone 6 October 10 2020 Butler, Missouri Wm. Kirk Suedmeyer Patience...................... the essence of carp fishing
  10. Been expanding my horizons, pushin for 1,000 fish this year.....just caught my first shovelnose sturgeon, bunches of panfish, drum, bass (white, largemouth, hybrid, kentucky), creek carp, grassies, catfish, etc. but gearing up for the Fall Big four!! so glad its on!!!.......hope everyone's safe and covid free!!.... MO
  11. Hello all!! Haven't been on the forum as much; still fishing but expanding my horizons- doing some river fishing, boat fishing, etc. and multiple species in multiple ways- even completed an IGFA bass grand slam (3 bass species in a day) and a bass super grand slam (4 species of bass in a day) to add to my trout grand slam, but still true to carp-even christened the boat as "MOCarper" 🤣🤣. This year I am recording every fish I've caught and pushing 700 right now, so possibly a 1000 for the year.... Well, anyway, still catchin fishes; Hope everyone is ok!. Stay healthy, Stay Covid
  12. I would also contact Jerome Moisand- a carping legend, who, I believe, has fished there numerous times... MO
  13. It's cause the chinese factories shut down- it'll pick up. I can't find lead sinkers.......haven't checked Big Carp Tackle in awhile................ MO
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