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03-26-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By carptracker

Yeah, I was part of a big rotenone operation in...

Yeah, I was part of a big rotenone operation in Iowa once, where we killed off many dumptruck loads of carp. English guy couldn't believe we were killing off what would to them be a crazy good...
03-20-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By carptracker

The sound that Sean describes is a common carp...

The sound that Sean describes is a common carp jump, not a silver carp jump. Yeah, there will be some jumping at 45 degrees. I think between there and 40 degrees is about where you first start to...
03-07-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By carptracker

Ouch, ouch, ouch. I am still barely walking...

Ouch, ouch, ouch. I am still barely walking about 7 weeks after what was supposed to be a three-day recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery. Got infected and nearly put me in a coffin. Hope your...
02-26-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By carptracker

Thanks. Been wondering.

Thanks. Been wondering.
02-26-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By carptracker

What's a kisser button?

Is that like nogloves? Sorry for the naivete.
02-26-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By carptracker

Oh, and most of the fat in silver and bighead...

Oh, and most of the fat in silver and bighead carp is in the belly meat, viscera, and skin, which few North Americans are likely to eat. Mercury does not concentrate in fat, but most of the other...
02-26-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By carptracker

Note that the "carp" in these advisories is...

Note that the "carp" in these advisories is common carp, not bighead and silver carp, which are very different in their life histories and are typically not bottom feeders, so they tend to be much...
02-18-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By carptracker

Really, really, missing the water

Started last year with a slipped disk in my neck that kept me from getting out most of the year, barely had enough strength in arm by the end of the summer to fish by rod and reel, much less pull a...
02-18-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By carptracker

Well that's good. From the sign, I thought maybe...

Well that's good. From the sign, I thought maybe you couldn't leave the water with them. I was wondering if maybe it was a contaminant issue.
02-17-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By carptracker

Thats bizarre. You can't even keep fish for the...

Thats bizarre. You can't even keep fish for the table?
02-17-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By carptracker

Wahoo!

Congrats, Guys. Let me know when the celebration occurs. Even if I can't make it, I'll send ammo. Merri wants to know if you are going to the knot or a "bow". I thought that was too corny even...
12-03-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 910
Posted By carptracker

Be careful if you shoot Asian carp on state border rivers

Bighead carp just included on Lacey Act, (assuming Obama signs bill). Silver and black carp already on the act. This means you cannot transport them live across state lines, which is a tricky...
10-22-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By carptracker

Your buddy needs to watch Christine's video below...

Your buddy needs to watch Christine's video below and get some practice in! (although I'd prefer the cold bath, I think)
10-20-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By carptracker

Looks like many of those moves wouldn't work well...

Looks like many of those moves wouldn't work well for those of us with only one x chromosome. Ouch.
08-15-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 588
Posted By carptracker

Grassie on the grill

Ok, just had to let you guys know how good this was. I am full as a tick and happy as a clam. McCormick has some seasonings out called "grillmasters", I think. Short, squat round plastic bottle with...
08-01-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By carptracker

The heat we have been playing probably played a...

The heat we have been playing probably played a part too. Hot water holds less oxygen, and fish need more oxygen when the water is hot, because their metabolism goes up. And like you said, the rain...
07-24-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By carptracker

Sounds like fun. I've never been on the wabash,...

Sounds like fun. I've never been on the wabash, but I have some data from there. Those are the fattest bigheads around, now, because they have not been there as long and there is less competition...
07-19-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By carptracker

I thought the same thing! Had to really look...

I thought the same thing! Had to really look close.
07-16-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,835
Posted By carptracker

If you cut it up like in the video, the bones...

If you cut it up like in the video, the bones won't be much of an issue, unless the fish are very small. Give it a try, I think you will like it. But if you want the fish totally deboned, the...
07-16-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,835
Posted By carptracker

Don't stop at the ribs. The rib meat is good,...

Don't stop at the ribs. The rib meat is good, but the rest of the fish is actually better. If you are frying fish, use the flying carp wings method here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB-fmA07gZ8...
07-16-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By carptracker

Dang. Nice fish. I love eating that size...

Dang. Nice fish. I love eating that size grassie. Perfect size for the table. Bigger and they get a bit strange, but I have not had an opportunity at many bigger fish.

Getting to where I...
07-14-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By carptracker

That is me looking forthose really large...

That is me looking forthose really large bigheads. And yes.
06-25-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By carptracker

Bigheads are getting skinnier everywhere. Too...

Bigheads are getting skinnier everywhere. Too many silvers. Silvers are getting skinnier too, but the bigheads can't compete with those silvers. Clouds of silver carp fry in the Illinois now. It...
06-04-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
wow
Views: 815
Posted By carptracker

I think you got that right for sure - all the...

I think you got that right for sure - all the Asian carps are pretty darn smart, for a fish. They remember those close calls. Catching the same fish a second time, after you caught it in a net and...
05-27-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By carptracker

Nice to see a picture of a fat bighead for a...

Nice to see a picture of a fat bighead for a change. All the ones I see these days are thinner at the dorsal fin than at the head. If I see any at all.
05-11-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By carptracker

From anywhere you can get them. Total...

From anywhere you can get them.

Total Length (measured from the tip of the nose to the tip of the lower lobe of the tail, tail straightened out behind the fish), and weight. Fork length...
05-11-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By carptracker

They can be frozen, no problem. The scales won't...

They can be frozen, no problem. The scales won't smell much if you just put a few of them in an envelope and let them dry out, plus you can write on the envelope easily. You won't be able to smell...
05-11-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By carptracker

I'd like aging structures off anything over 40...

I'd like aging structures off anything over 40 pounds for a bighead and over 25 pounds for a silver. That would be really great. If you catch one, I'd want scales and a bone called the...
05-10-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By carptracker

Record IL bighead carp?

http://www.wjbdradio.com/?f=news_single&id=21578

Somebody needs to tell these people about Darin's fish, which puts this one to shame. I guess this is the rod and reel record for Illinois. But...
05-08-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By carptracker

little help with some bigheads in June and July

Ok, here's the deal. A fellow that works for me (and a crew of one or two) will be sampling at least twice a week during June and early July, taking plankton tows and bighead carp gut contents. We...
04-28-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By carptracker

Some other people on here should know that area...

Some other people on here should know that area better. Look for low velocity areas that are better than 6 foot deep usually, although sometimes if it is sunny and the water is cold they will be in...
04-27-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 744
Posted By carptracker

Killin carp be veri veri good

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704388304575202612308114130.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsSecond
04-13-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,624
Posted By carptracker

Had a little pontoon work done myself this last...

Had a little pontoon work done myself this last week. Had some drains put in the pontoons. There shouldn't be any water get in there, but there was. Had a couple little cracks in the top, around...
04-12-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By carptracker

He usually never stays out for more than about 4...

He usually never stays out for more than about 4 hours, unless it is really cool out, so the fish don't go bad, I'm told. How many guys he have working for him when you saw him?
04-12-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,624
Posted By carptracker

I don't think they actually spawn in anyplace you...

I don't think they actually spawn in anyplace you can shoot the fish, but the males will start getting randy about the time the water gets to about 60 degrees. The males will stick their pectoral...
04-11-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,624
Posted By carptracker

I gotta say, K, that even if you never shoot a...

I gotta say, K, that even if you never shoot a fish off this thing, I am very impressed. Looks great. I think I remember one of those "reasons" for the fan by the way. Hope I get a chance to try...
04-02-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By carptracker

My MO license expired too! Thanks for the...

My MO license expired too! Thanks for the reminder!
04-02-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 934
Posted By carptracker

Not all surge break systems have the electric...

Not all surge break systems have the electric bypass. Older ones sure don't, and most of the ones here at my lab don't. Depending on the design of the surge brakes, a penny may not work. Some...
04-02-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By carptracker

Good job! Buff look kind of skinny. Is that...

Good job! Buff look kind of skinny. Is that pretty typical for your area? Buffs are getting skinnier these days, according to the data, probably because of competition with the Asians. Could be...
03-14-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By carptracker

rational analysis

http://www.examiner.com/x-37128-Charlotte-Fishing-Examiner~y2010m3d9-ESPN-claims-Obama-is-about-to-ban-fishing
03-12-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By carptracker

I'm not buying that at all. Typically,...

I'm not buying that at all. Typically, "environmental groups" are not against recreational fishing either. Hogwash. See this page, where the editor apologizes for not properly labeling the piece...
03-08-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By carptracker

There are a number of bacterial and combined...

There are a number of bacterial and combined bacterial/fungal infections that can occur that look vaguely like this. This does not look specifically like any of them that I can identify specificaly,...
02-20-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By carptracker

carpsniper

I remembered I never did respond directly to your comment on the other board about being on hand for a sampling event or so this summer. Definitely can use your help, if we are within the range you...
02-18-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By carptracker

Well, with so few of them there and doing so...

Well, with so few of them there and doing so well, there really isn't any reason for them to invade the other lakes. They can't even use much of Lake Erie. Possible that some of them would wander...
02-14-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By carptracker

I've seen the data on most of those bighead carp...

I've seen the data on most of those bighead carp in lake Erie. They were VERY fat fish. They were doing VERY WELL. Anyone who says that individual bighead carp were not thriving in Lake Erie does...
02-06-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By carptracker

PM sent. P.S. Couldn't help but notice...

PM sent.

P.S. Couldn't help but notice the spinal surgery adds coming up on this web site now. Funny!
02-04-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By carptracker

Did you like the grass carp? That was a unique...

Did you like the grass carp? That was a unique spot to filet fish, I must admit, right in front of the pumps. Leastways there was plenty of light. I expected them to come and run us off, but the...
02-04-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By carptracker

Surgery went real well. Anybody need a very,...

Surgery went real well. Anybody need a very, very, good neurosurgeon, I can give you a lead on one. I got almost full mobility back the very next day, and even the other surgeons and doctors are...
01-26-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By carptracker

bad reporter, bad arm

If you have seen the quotes attributed to me in the Detroit Free Press today, don't believe half of them. They apparently attributed comments from some person who is not me to me, and also included...
01-26-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By carptracker

I think they got a little ahead of themselves...

I think they got a little ahead of themselves with that one - you can't just change the name of a fish. There are laws. And they have not gone through the steps to get approval to use the silverfin...
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