how old are you, anybody over 10 should know that carp are not native and are not desirable. and because they arent desirable they should all be killed cause they suck. sure you may argue that bass and panfish arent native but they are desirable. and yes, carp do stink more than normal fish, they smell of rotting crap because thats basically what they are. i know this is a fly fishing site but yes fishing with bait can be fun. but it doesnt matter how hard they fight, i have fought a large one before, and when i landed it, it reeked of carp. i sealed it in a few bags and threw it away. the fight isnt worth all the damage and mess they make and the smell they make and the desirable fish they replace. it doesnt matter what european immigrants think, carp should never have been established in america, they dont belong.