Carpocalypse

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by miyawaki, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

    They are an invasive species......but I hate the blatant waste. At least use them for garden fertilizer
     
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  2. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    They made it illegal to bow fish for carp on lake Roosevelt.
     
  3. As a carp flyfishing newbie, can you make a physical distinction for me between spawning behavior and feeding/tailing fish? I'm fishing from a boat, and in a lot of areas I saw many, many "puffs" of mud, but the overall water condition was so murky that I couldn't discern individual fish's vertical orientation or behavior. Since there were numerous jumping/rolling fish in the same areas, I assumed everything in that bay was spawning. Unfortunately, the only couple fish I saw in the main Columbia that appeared to be "tailing" saw me and the boat first. I'm new at this, but one of those fish was as big around as it was long (female with eggs?) and I would guess had to be 30 to 40 pounds plus! I would have been severely undergunned against that fish anyway, with my 8 weight and 10 pound Maxima!

    Also, am I crazy to be trying this from a boat? Is it mostly a walk-n-wade stalking game?
     
  4. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    If they are splashing & thrashing, the majority were likely spawning. Depending on where you were at on the Columbia, the spawn is running a bit late this year. Wading & sight fishing has been the most productive, but I've done well out of float tubes, kayak, and my pram also. Stealth is the key.
     
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  5. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    got the weekend off today, its on!
     
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  6. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    looks like it may be tough fishing this year, anyone else gonna be headed out this weekend?
     
  7. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    it's been tough carping locally all year, at least for me. Carp are strangely absent from my old haunts; good luck to those who participate.
     
  8. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member


    I drove in from Boise yesterday and passed through the Tri Cities. It was windy. If you get some pics of the goings on there, could you send them to lelandmiyawaki@comcast.net

    I would like to post them on the Bellevue Facebook page.

    Thanks,
    Leland.
     
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  9. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Naw, that wasn't windy, LeLand; when it's windy the air is brown, lol.
     
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  10. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    so no one else on the forum gonna be joinin me this weekend?
     
  11. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

    I always seem to be doing something else when this comes up. Guess I'm just not dedicated to carping. Like this weekend its Sockeye @ Brewster.

    Golden bones or Columbia Reds...Reds it is :)
     
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  12. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    I might stop by, but I'm not planning on entering. I haven't done consistently-well on carp around here this year when it didn't cost me an entry fee. Best of luck to you though, McNasty.
     
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  13. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    open bar duuuude!
     
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