First redneck bonefish, kinda by accident

#16
skill to catchiong them?? yeah ok thats a real skill you got there to catch a carp
Top in my class,
I am guessing you have never fished for Carp. Or maybe that is why you hate them so much is because you have tried but have never been good enough to hook up. Carp are monsters and are way tougher to convince to eat a fly than a trout. They are much tougher to catch than a trout. Granted a 10 lb trout on 5 lb tippet can be tough, but lets compare, 5 lb tippet on a 5 wt with a 10 pound trout, or 15 lb tippet on a 7 wt with a 15 pound carp. You will land the trout faster and more often. I challenge you to actually catching a carp over 10 pounds and then you are welcome to any opinion you want. It takes time to figure them out and learn their behavior. Also learning to feel their ever so gentle take is a feat all in itself. The challenge has been put out there. Good luck.
 
#17
yeah but its a nasty carb i mean look what they have done to the mississippi river?
and i know a rainbow isnt native to washington and there all planted but a carpis way worse it just distroys everything that is native to a lake and over powers it, a carp is something that sould have never been brought into the U.S in my opinion

The "class" is obviously not English.
 
#18
Top in my class,
I am guessing you have never fished for Carp. Or maybe that is why you hate them so much is because you have tried but have never been good enough to hook up. Carp are monsters and are way tougher to convince to eat a fly than a trout. They are much tougher to catch than a trout. Granted a 10 lb trout on 5 lb tippet can be tough, but lets compare, 5 lb tippet on a 5 wt with a 10 pound trout, or 15 lb tippet on a 7 wt with a 15 pound carp. You will land the trout faster and more often. I challenge you to actually catching a carp over 10 pounds and then you are welcome to any opinion you want. It takes time to figure them out and learn their behavior. Also learning to feel their ever so gentle take is a feat all in itself. The challenge has been put out there. Good luck.
What brand of corn where you using to catch those carp?
 
#19
I am happy to report that the fish was released unharmed. Some knuckleheads have been killing them and throwing them in the grass by the boat launch in Paterson slough (more than 30 carcasses). Retarded if you ask me. I am not sure about the damage that carp cause to any river or lake, but I believe it is illegal to just kill & waste them when they are listed under "Food fish" in the regulations. I would love to hear your argument (Top in my class) about the damage they cause with at least a little evidence to support your attitude toward these fish.
really food fish?? i would love to see you eat a carp cooked like you would cook any other fish

I got a great recipe for cooking carp,
put the carp on a shingel
cook him for about 3hrs
pull the carp off the shingel
throw away the carp and eat the shingel
awesome eating!
 
#20
What brand of corn where you using to catch those carp?
Well I am not surprised by your comment at all. To be top of your class, you must be the only student. I completely understand you backing down from the challenge. You just go ahead and keep fishing with your red and white bobber with your long worm attached to your hook.
 

Eric B

Montana hillbilly
#21
I don't think I would ever eat a carp unless I was about to starve, but just noting that they are listed as a "food Fish" in the regulations. Therefore, I think it is illegal to just kill them and throw them away.
 
#22
Well I am not surprised by your comment at all. To be top of your class, you must be the only student. I completely understand you backing down from the challenge. You just go ahead and keep fishing with your red and white bobber with your long worm attached to your hook.
what callenge?
and wow make funny of top in my class,
well looks like to me you dont know what your talking about when it comes to carp because the lake wildlife bioloigist was on my side
and you send all you time trying to catch one.
 
#23
This thread needs another picture.



Carp are not easy to catch on the fly. If you think they are than you are a far better angler than i am, or you are just talking without experience. I believe the challenge was to see if you could catch one,
top of the class. Personally, I try not to speak about anything unless I have actually experienced it.
 

Jay Burman

Fly Fisher, Bon Vivant, Layabout.
#24
yeah but its a nasty carb i mean look what they have done to the mississippi river?
and i know a rainbow isnt native to washington and there all planted but a carpis way worse it just distroys everything that is native to a lake and over powers it, a carp is something that sould have never been brought into the U.S in my opinion
Carp are indeed an invasive species however I don't see what damage they cause. They don't eat other fish and they are proving to be a terrific game fish. Since we don't have minnows or Shiners, It would seem that the immature Carp are beneficial by providing additional forage for the more popular gamefish that we all enjoy catching. BTW has anyone ever seen a baby carp? All I ever see are big ones. Just an observation.
 

Jay Burman

Fly Fisher, Bon Vivant, Layabout.
#25
Fun Fact: The Carp family of fishes is the largest family of freshwater fishes worldwide. There many different species of Carp. Many are piscavores and insectivores unlike the more common turdiverous variety that we find at home.
 

suckegg

Active Member
#27
Pikeminnow, walleye and bass eat small carp on the Columbia.

I know WDFW has extricated small carp from the insides of predators but I haven't ever seen one myself either Jay.
 
#29
Well top of my mind or coming out out of my clueless ass (contract that as you wish), the ability to stalk, present and strike at the right time is universes beyond the traditional approaches of blind fishing. Carp are as worthy as any purported game fish, IMO. Its like saying that since folks don't generally eat tarpon, it isn't a worthy fish to catch.

Funny part is I think many of the common carp in the US (asian carp notwithstanding) where introduced by the federal government to provide a food fish.

JOe
 
#30
Top. Just go out carpin' sometime and try to catch one. If you did catch one your first time out you would probably come back for more. I'm glad that you don't see carp mounts in Cabela's. Right now it's great because I get to go fishing for a species that sees very little pressure. But especially because I get shots at more than 30 fish a day that weigh more than 10lbs. Fish that burn into your backing on every run. So please, stick to your Cabela's fishing.