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#1 Grumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted June 23, 2014 - 12:50 PM

The last two times I've been fishing, Grass Carp have jumped in my boat. It is ill legal to put them back in the water alive, so I pick them up with fish grabbers, chop them into with a corn knife. Then I have to wash out my boat when I get home.


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 12:52 PM

What are you talking about? Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 01:33 PM

The governor of IL had a big time chef make up a bunch of recipes for them, so that commercial interests would begin marketing them.

 

So, Bon appetit!  


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 02:08 PM

Do they make good pets? :rolling:
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Posted June 23, 2014 - 03:21 PM

Those things are terrible. We are trying our darndest to keep them out of Michigan waters. I've heard them called Asian Carp and Flying Asian Carp but never Grass Carp.    I have eaten smoked carp before and it was great.   I just wish I could get the Walleye trained to jump into out boat when we go out fishing.  Good luck.                                                                         Roger.


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 05:42 PM

Are these the same type?...never knew they were such a PITA  sorry dude :(

 

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Posted June 23, 2014 - 06:52 PM

When I had my small farm I kept them in my pond for algae control. They kept it clean, wouldn't think of eating them.
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Posted June 23, 2014 - 07:02 PM

Amazing how what we seek eludes us, what we disdain follows us.


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 07:04 PM

Amazing how what we seek eludes us, what we disdain follows us.

What happens when we disdain what we seek?


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 07:16 PM

Carp are tasty fish as long as you process them right.  Hit that "mud vein", and ya might as well toss it...fast!  Otherwise, they taste as good as any other fish I've eaten.


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 07:20 PM

  I just wish I could get the Walleye trained to jump into out boat when we go out fishing.  Good luck.                                                                         Roger.

 

That would be a neat trick.


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 07:25 PM

I sure wouldn't want a Sturgeon jumping in my boat!


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 07:39 PM

What happens when we disdain what we seek?

That's called divorce...


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 08:24 PM

Grass carp are not illegal to throw back at least in Illinois. I don't think a grass carp will jump into a boat either.  Grass carp are great for weed control. The asian carp is definitely the one to kill and not throw back. Asian carp are voracious eaters and reproduce at an alarming rate. These attributes are threatening to the native aquatic species. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted June 24, 2014 - 11:24 AM

I think there is some confusion between the White Amur(grass carp) and the Asian Carp.
The white amur is used for aquatic weed control and is for the most part sterile and can not reproduce.
Hatcherys that produce them claim only one in ten thousand can reproduce.
The Asian Carp is an invasive species that reproduces very quickly. They are spreading across the country very quickly.
They tend to jump when a boat is in the area and are in fact dangerous. I have heard many stories about people being hurt by being hit by flying fish. they are bad news in my opinion.
Ironically Carp are not native to North America, they were transplanted by our Eurpoean ancestors as a food and sport fish.
Our society is he only one in the world that does not appreciate carp both as a food source and for sport.
Tie into a big one on appropriate tackle and you in for a serious fight. Caught in early spring from cold water I do not find them at all difficult to eat.
If you do not appreciate if as a food source consider this.
Would you pay big bucks for a trip to Florida to tie into Tarpon or Bonefish, when there is and equal in the nearest fishing hole?

Edited by JD DANNELS, June 24, 2014 - 11:28 AM.

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