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Inline Spinners Will Catch Anything - Carlyle Spillway

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So I took some of my new homemade spinners out to Carlyle spillway. I had visions of catching a crappie, white bass, or if I was lucky a big ol drum. Instead I caught this. I figured I foul hooked him, but... my inlines are pretty snagless, barbless, and it was a perfect upper lip hook up. Anyone tell me what type of carp this is. I assume it is an Asian but don't really know.

Tight Lines,

MIC

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Yep... Asian. The spillway is choked full of em. Hope you slit it's gills and left it for the turtles. Pretty cool you caught it on a homemade inline spinner though. You catch anything else? Or only the carp?

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I got one a few months back on a Crankbait of all things on Butler Lake near the Meramec. At the time I thought it somehow got perfectly snagged on the mouth so it looked like it actually went for it, but now that I've seen this, I'm thinking it was a legit catch.

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They basically swim in circles mouthing water and pushing it out of their gills. This makes it look like they intentionally eat lures, but they don't. Best way to kill them is to rip out the gills and chuck them back in the water. Or eat them, they are delicious.

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Or eat them, they are delicious.

Have you cleaned one.? I've heard that they aren't bony like the commons are, but I've never put a knife to one. I wonder how long it will be before they reach Flippen? :D

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I have cleaned a few this year. Some work to get a boneless fillet, but it as good as crappie or bluegills and there is a heck of a lot of meat on one fish. Try one and you will be surprised for sure. Firm pure white meat without a lot flavor. Eating them is going to be the only conceivable way to reduce the population.

Here are a couple of videos on how to clean them.

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