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I was baiting my favorite venue this morning, getting ready for taking my wife and grandson carping Wednesday morning. Two ladies pulled up and started to pick up trash. Oddly, the city had removed the trash containers from this park which is a boat ramp, picnic tables, and fishing pier. Go figure! I asked the ldies before I left if they were part of a club or church or doing this on their own. One lady stated they were picking up the trash on their own! I vowed to make sure I have a couple of trash bags in my little red wagon or in the van. I felt ashamed that I had fished this place many times but never bothered to pick up trash. I feel this is a challenge for us as well. If we are not only promoting fishing for the world's greatest sportfish, we are also contributing to conservation and keeping the environment clean. We could pick up trash after we fish or just take time to clean up when we aren't doing anything else.
Cooper and Brody spent the night and got up ready to go carping. I had the truck loaded as the van wouldn't hold all the stuff necessary for a proper carp safari. We fished a backwater off the Hiwassee River here in east TN. I didn't get a chance to put our some boiled corn Sunday afternoon. I had to settle for about six spods yesterday evening and three this morning. We got up to the gold mine about 8:30 and were set up and had hooks in the water before nine. The white rod had a hair rig and a TF popup. The black rod had a bolt rig ( hook, swivel and egg sinker), if that is correct term. It was baited with plain ol' canned corn. The sun came out and we set up a canopy for some shade. The only drawback to this venue is no restroom, few trees, houses and streets all around it! Anyway.....we sat back and waited (you know all about this). The time was used to talk and they asked about carping, tackle, etc. Hopefully, I gave the correct answers. Finally, about 10:30, we got a hit on the corn. Since Brody is the youngest, I gave him first bat at the bank. It was a good sized carp- about 5 or 6 pounds. He got it about 20 feet from the bank and he lost it. When he reeled in, the hook had come off. Bummer! So we retied, rebaited and tried again. This time it was Cooper's turn. I had changed the popup to corn on the hair rig. This was a good move. We got a hit on the that rod and the fight was on. Cooper pumped and reeled like I had shown both of them. I netted a decent carp. It weighed five pounds even- weighed the fish and net and subtracted the weight of the net. Have to figure our the tare system for the scale. We practiced C&R with both fish, by the way. Now it was Brody's turn at the rod. A bit later, we had another hookup. We got it in and it weighed 2-2. Not big but the dictionary defines fish but doesn't say how big it has to be. We are already planning another trip up there. We will take more snacks and food so we can stay longer. I would like to take them up to Kingston for a day. Now, I'm going to try to attach some photos. How do I get the captions with the photos?
It's me again, Margaret. I have a spot that has carp in it. It is a mud bottom and is about 4 feet deep in the creek that flows through it. It is dry during the winter draw-down for TVA and is off the main Hiwassee River. I'll admit that it is a while since I have been there; seven miles from home- no excuse. I have seen carp cruising in it. Would it be worth baiting with boiled corn for two or three days and then fishing it? I could use my smaller rod with a baitrunner on it. Your help/advice is appreciated. I can't draw a map as I have a very short memory at my age.