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  •  The best method of carp fishing is either.. (3+ / 0-)
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    gzodik, RiveroftheWest, ColoTim

    ....'floating crust' (a portion of bread crust, securely hooked and floated a few yards out) or 'boilies' (meat or sweet flavoured round balls, 1/2" inch in diameter, fished on the bottom).

    I'm going to send you a link, also a guide from NY State regarding carp fishing, AND a recipe!

    Good luck!!

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 08:32:36 AM PDT

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      RiveroftheWest, shortfinals

      I understand some people locally are using fly fishing for them, but I know nothing about fly fishing. They have such soft mouths that I don't see how you could land one with such a small hook.

      GOP: Bankers, billionaires, suckers, and dupes.

      by gzodik on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:02:16 AM PDT

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    •  When my girls were young, (1+ / 0-)
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      we used to swim at one of the local "lakes" -- actually a portion of the Columbia River blocked off by a stretch of railroad track, leaving a quiet bay up against the Washington hills. We'd take the rubber raft (called, unfortunately, the "Yellow Peril") or sometimes just a couple of inner tubes and swim across the lake to the blackberry patches that grew right down to the waters edge. Big, sweet juicy berries!

      We'd pick blackberries until we'd filled ourselves and two round plastic dishpans; while we did, the huge carp would swim up and nibble our toes as we stood in the warm water. You could reach down and rub their heads. I guess we could've just tossed a couple into the boat, but all those big scales, and all those bones, didn't honestly make me want to fix 'em for dinner. Plus, they were friendly!

      Then we'd fit the full dishpans into the center of the inner tubes (or into the boat if we had a gang of kids with us) and push them back across the lake to the park. Berries for pies, berries for ice cream and for the freezer! Such fun!

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