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    "If we let MoCarp tell people how much fun it is to catch carp, Everyone will want too, then we will be outnumbered & they will treat them just like bass & walleyes"

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  1. BUHAHAHHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHH ...BUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAAHH https://www.facebook.com/MikeIaconelliFishing/photos/a.587244931321143.1073741831.111115605600747/1630721136973512/?type=3&theater&ifg=1
  2. lobbing 'naners in peoples boats just before blast off is time honored prank
  3. The Myth its always The Carps "Fault"

    Lake Wingra is a small lake located inside the city limits of the U.S. city of Madison, Wisconsin. The smallest of the five major lakes drained by the Yahara River in Dane County, Lake Wingra is bordered by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum on the south and west and the City of Madison on the remaining shoreline. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Wingra
  4. The Myth its always The Carps "Fault"

    Mike Slater, regional aquatic manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says a population of northern pike, placed in Utah Lake illegally, is growing in size. Biologists have launched a research project to learn how the pike might affect sport fish and endangered fish in the lake. And they need your help: "Why the concern? Slater says northern pike sit at the very top of the food chain. "They eat anything they want," he says. "Adding a predator like this may hurt the bass, walleye, catfish and panfish populations that already live in the lake." In addition to the many sport fish in the lake, June suckers — a fish listed as endangered on the federal Endangered Species list — also live in the lake. Slater says Utah Lake is the only water in the world where June suckers live. "The illegal introduction of northern pike could negate much of the work that has been done to recover the June sucker," he says. "Work to help June suckers has also helped sport fish in the lake. Whoever put northern pike in the lake did a selfish and thoughtless thing https://wildlife.utah.gov/.../1806-anglers-fish-in-utah...
  5. The Myth its always The Carps "Fault"

    "Provo visitors and residents cautioned against algal blooms Utah Lake" JULY 3, 2017 "The blue-green algae in question is caused by urban runoff and wastewater but is most commonly attributed to warmer weather in the summer months, Spangler said. http://universe.byu.edu/.../toxic-algae-returns-to-utah.../
  6. The Myth its always The Carps "Fault"

    Utah Lake is a shallow freshwater lake in the U.S. state of Utah. It lies in Utah Valley, surrounded by the Provo-Orem metropolitan area. The lake's only river outlet, the Jordan River, is a tributary of the Great Salt Lake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Lake
  7. It is documented that waters with an over abundance of common carp are typically DAMAGED waters, Specifically overfished; (that means removing baby carp eaters) Source point solution issues, (EX. silt from exposed soils Construction & farming & denuding of vegetative cover) Increased run off in urban areas; Because of asphalt, concrete etc covering soils, washing road salts. hydrocarbons (thats gas and oil) trace elements, heavy metals, and sewage into a water system. Common carp survives in those environments because of their ability to take O2 from the surface. The University Of Minnesota is often referenced on studies on controls of Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) and is wrongly generalized that removing carp always = better water clarity and better gamefish populations, that increased vegetation that helps huntable waterfowl populations. This is in ONLY very narrow and specific situations, I will explain Prezmek Bajer said "Carp are invasive in SOME places but not invasive in a lot of places 50-100 kg of carp per hectar are ok" Dept of fish and wildlife studies, University Of Minnesota. lake Susan, Minnesota common carp reduced from 200kg-60 kg per hectar or from about 250 pounds of carp per acre reduced to 130 pounds per acre Lake Susan stratifies in summer, water clarity increased in May & June but fell back almost no change post carp removal levels from July-October Bayer goes on to say "phosphorus loading blamed on carp in laboratory tests, are not typically shown in real world in the lake results.....so phosphorus is not always driven by carp other things are happening we are not sure about" It should be noted he goes on to warn "vegetation along the shoreline usually goes up, this sometimes is a problem for recreational users" It should be noted weed "mowing" is an expensive labor intensive problem in may natural lakes in the upper midwest. Prezmek Bajer documents common carp have poor recruitment in waters that have good populations of predator fishes because those fish that feed heavlly on eggs and carp larva; bluegills specifically noted, Bluegills are one of the 1st fishes to die in a low O2 event exacerbating YOY recruitment of common carp. lakes with wetlands that experience winter kill allow hyper common carp recruitment due to lack of predation of eggs, larva and YOY common carp. If you examine the poster children of common carp renovations; Lake Utah, UT and Lake Wingra, WI; both under close examination are damaged water systems, that had historically bad water quality issues and over harvest. Lake Wingra is a small lake located inside the city limits of the U.S. city of Madison, Wisconsin. The smallest of the five major lakes drained by the Yahara River in Dane County, Lake Wingra is bordered by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum on the south and west and the City of Madison on the remaining shoreline. Laughably after common carp reductions, Lake Wingra had the water fowl removed because water quality issues still caused swimming beach closures. now the lake which still has carp (and buffalo) but in lower numbers, is so clogged with vegetation (80%) its having weeds mechanically removed at 10x the cost of carp reductions! Madison's lakes are listed as 'impaired' by the state of WI with to efforts to prevent farm manure from running off fields and into streams and lakes. Utah Lake is a shallow freshwater lake in the U.S. state of Utah. It lies in Utah Valley, surrounded by the Provo-Orem metropolitan area. The lake's only river outlet, the Jordan River, is a tributary of the Great Salt Lake. Lake Utah that HAD a native cutthroat trout population spawning steams were diverted and dammed and the trout harvested to extinction. Common carp stocked by the Mormon Settlers inn the late 1800's to give them food fishes to replace the declining trout they had become dependent on. with the growth of Provo around lake Utah water quality issues got worse, The lake was reported as severely polluted in 1948, raw sewage was dumped until 1967. Common Carp are Naturalized in our waters for over 140 years and cause no issues in most waters they occur, it can be argued they provide a nutritious prey item for traditional native "game fish", sport for anglers and a potential economic upside for local economies. The areas that produce huge common carp most anglers want to catch also produce large gamefish having both is not mutually exclusive
  8. Freshwater Table Fare

    3 CSR 10-6.550 Other Fish PURPOSE: This rule establishes seasons, methods, and limits for taking all other fish. (1) Daily Limit: The daily limit for fish, other than those species listed as endangered in 3 CSR 10-4.111 or defined as game fish, is fifty (50) in the aggregate, if taken by pole and line, trotline, throwline, limb line, bank line, or jug line. The daily limit if taken by gig, atlatl, bow, crossbow, grabbing, snaring, snagging, or underwater spearfishing is twenty (20), in the aggregate. Bighead carp, common carp, goldfish, grass carp, and silver carp may be taken and possessed in any number.
  9. The white river chain of lakes has decent common carp fishing however it was better a few years ago, Truman, LOZ and Pomme have better Buff fishing than common carp...Stockton has smaller commons about 18# is my largest there.... back when the lake had Tiger Muskies the carp ran bigger... the best places for the biggest fish are smaller municipal run lakes that do not allow Bfing as city ordinance....they restrict weapon discharges in City limits..NW Arkansas and SE Kansas have a great number of these smaller city lakes these are your best crack at fish over 35# our rivers in the Ozarks have some carp fishing but its spotty...as a rule waters with bigger bass/catfish/and larger predators like Muskie or Stripers have bigger commons...other than spring spawning, commons tend to have a home range so catching and releasing a big carp even in a vast reservoir can lead to recaptures....buffs run deeper in the same waters both occur and avg much larger than commons...many smaller lakes in our area have never had a serious attempt at eurocarping...so explore you may find those spots that hold very large fish
  10. elaborate?....how far is Arcadia Valley, MO from branson? I see fishing reports from all over the USA...including the Gulf and rocky mtns..minnesota and canada....
  11. Another annual fall trip in the books.....11/2-11/4

    Nicely done fellows
  12. Its a highland Res in PA...however I will share a spot on TR.. if the water is right..this google earth pic ..waters pretty low....the areas with the Cs are usually under water nice feeding flat close to deep water the red C is areas to chum..the S is where to set up.. a small 13" tire allows to to beach you boat safely and set up...I never had any issues doing this....nights are best and the fish run decent you will have a crack at 20# .best chum is corn soaked then boiled till it starts to split....groats and pigeon feed as well dump three.... 5 gal buckets full....the wait 2 days then dump again....... then fish 2 days later,.... In addition to the grains, I put out 2 -3 pounds of home made boilies on the second chumming.... then the day you go fishing... as you boat in.... dump out 1/2 a bucket.. and a couple hand full of boilies...try to set up before dark its easier......hook baits ..what you have been chumming.... try to keep a low profile..if people see you chumming you may get a Bfer or 3 shooting your chum bed.... at a distance it will look like your are just getting water in your bucket.......when you set up camo buckets and clothes....will help you avoid any un wanted company.... bring a big net, and as a stop gap landing mat (makes it easier to unhook and control the flopping just place a wet wash cloth over the eyes) you can use a Kindergarten nap mat..or yoga mat, even a pets mat....wet it 1st, I would encourage you to release big fish but small carp under 8# or so are very good eating from TR...smoked then flake the meat mixed with mayo and spices make a great foodball food on crackers....channels and even some trout get caught here depending on time of year as to where to cast if the lake is rising they are mostly south side of the flat... falling north side, like most big fish I like at least one bait on the 1st drop on the side I see fish breaching
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