My First Golden bone!

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Jay Burman, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Creatch'r

    Creatch'r Heavies...

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    i dont think its possible to poach a carp considering you dont even need to have a liscense to target them.

    they fight like hell and can be impossibly tight lipped and spooky at times. they were great all summer but im glad to have the anadromous fish back. wading around green lake and getting drilled by socks and sandals wearing housewives got a little old.

    "yes im really fishing green lake."
    "they are carp."
    "no really im fishing for carp."
     
  2. Jay Burman

    Jay Burman Fly Fisher, Bon Vivant, Layabout.

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    I once saw on a news program that the traditional Christmas Meal in Poland is boiled Carp with melted butter. Kinda makes me nauseous to think about it, however I understand that Carp are a sought after game and food fish in Europe and Asia. I'm glad that they are overlooked here. I guess that explains why they grow so large and plentiful.
     
  3. ReelFlyBro

    ReelFlyBro Team Short Bus

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    hahaha. that is classic.
     
  4. Connor H

    Connor H Bobbers n Beadz

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    Update: I didn't get to fish today. I did make good use of the time though by tying about 10 new carp patterns I was busy inventing. Gettin' out fo 'sho tomorrow to try the new patterns out...
     
  5. Jacob Peterson

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    Carp were brought over here buy german immigrants because they are considered a major food source in europe and asia. They are pretty good if cooked right. I have even heard people clame they are the best fish they have had when under the hands of a skilled cook. Crap, now I need 2 go fishing again
     
  6. Zack Dudley

    Zack Dudley Take em'

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    you poach them by shooting them with a bow... ha
     
  7. Connor H

    Connor H Bobbers n Beadz

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    That's still not poaching...
     
  8. Porter

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    We have to forgive the germans for this one, after all they did bring :beer1::beer1::beer2:

    Damn scandinavians, fish-cakes and lamb-cabbage stew, yuk!
     
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    Fishing for carp is like hunting squirrels or pigeons!
     
  10. Jacob Peterson

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    I resent that porter.... we brought IKEA fool:D
     
  11. Jay Burman

    Jay Burman Fly Fisher, Bon Vivant, Layabout.

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    I got my first Carp on Banks Lake where they are all over the place. But it's a bit too far away. So, I tried the Columbia near Vantage but I only saw 2 Carp and they took off as soon as they saw me. Would anyone be willing to devulge the location of some productive Carping flats on the Columbia within 20-30 miles of the Vantage area. I know that's a lot to ask, but after all we're fly fishers who practice C&R and they're not an endangered species. Relaxing the code of secrecy in this instance would be greatly appreciated.
     
  12. Rod Sand

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    Try the Buckshot ranch,good backwater about 3 foot deep.Not that far from Vantage
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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  14. Ed Call

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    Tasty!:thumb:
     
  15. Trout Master

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    The old waterski lake across from Nunnally is loaded with them. Hooked into one there many years ago while in my float tube. Got a good tour of the lake :thumb: