**** Carp

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by Dustin Bise, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Kaari White

    Kaari White Active Member

    I'm not sure how invasive of a species carp are or how much damage they're doing to "native" fish (it seems like most places they're found are not native to trout, either, other than the Columbia), but what good are you going to do killing single fish that you haul in?? You think you're really affecting the population?? It's wasteful and stupid.

  2. just make sure they arent grass carp, as grass carp are acctually good and protected by the state, common carp though make huge messes and yes should be killed.

    you may say that killing every single fish that you catch might not do anything to the population and is a waste of time, but that just untrue, theres only one way to get rid of them. and with carp i highly doubt you will only catch one fish a day. its not a waste, its helping the populations of other fishes and also the water quality. all types of carp produce alot more ammonia and nitrate levels than other fish, which is bad for the water if you dont understand that. this comming summer im going to go to the river some days just to catch carp, and when i do catch them ill stick them in a plastic bag and throw them away. if other people just want to go fishing and do some good for better fish at the same time, it might be an idea to do the same thing.
  3. Chuck S

    Chuck S New Member

    " Carp have been blamed for many of the problems encountered by fishery and water resource managers. These include: destruction of fragile aquatic macrophytes (water plants); increase in turbidity; damage to stream beds and irrigation channels; nutrient enrichment of waterways leading to algal blooms; competitive interactions with desirable fish species; introduction of new parasites and diseases to desirable fish species. ----{Although carp have been linked to some of these problems, particularly at high densities, there is generally a poor understanding of the real impacts of carp. Many of the problems attributed to carp may be symptoms of wider environmental problems such as salinity, habitat destruction, water quality deterioration and flow reduction."}----

    The bracketed bit is important to note. The quote is from a bit of ongoing research on carp. Also, unless Washington has changed it's fish and game laws it's illegal to catch, kill and leave Carp. Carp are a fine game fish as Dave Whitlock a noted writer, illustrator and fly angler points out: http://www.flyfisherman.com/midwest/dwcarp/ To many of us here in the states and overseas the Carp rates among the highest as far as a fishing challenge goes and is often compared to trying to catch Bonefish, and Redfish whcih are generally rated as two of the hardest to target and catch, sight fishing quarries.:thumb:
  4. Trashfisher

    Trashfisher Member