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Aerial Carp in southern Illinois

Old 08-22-2009, 08:35 AM
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Went out to the Kaskaskia river last weekend to give Asian carp a try. What a blast and what a challenge! We shot until our arms were about to fall off. Ended up with 3 in the boat! Can't wait to go back again.


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Old 08-22-2009, 11:25 AM
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very cool pics..

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Old 08-23-2009, 07:50 PM
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Good shootin', and kill 'em all. But be careful out there. Chris Brackett got his fiance's jaw broken jumping those fish recently. Second broken jaw I am aware of, but probably don't know about others. So he took her to the hospital, where she got wired up, and then he went back to the river with the gang to shoot more the same day.

Anyway - here is a tip - PROTECT YOUR THROTTLE mechanism. The carp can hit your throttle from the side and break it off, but also they can floor the boat, either forward or reverse, causing the boat to react violently and you can crash or end up out of the boat. (I have experienced two instances of the fish knocking the throttle FORWARD, so protect it both ways and from side hits.)
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:14 AM
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Good Video of my home water... I only live about 4 block from the ramp there. We whack em all the time. Had a few tourneys outta there this Summer... hope for some more next year!!!
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