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i've been wanting to catch a couple grass carp as i have heard the fight is fun. anybody know where a good population of these would be and anybody got a certain bait/method they use that well they would like to share... any and all help is appreciated

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I used to catch them on corn when I was young. Had permission to fish a small lake that was just full of them and they were big. Caught several of them on regular rod and reels with 20 lb. line. We fished from shore so we were at a little disadvantage but we never got one in. We are talking probably 40lb. fish. You could fight them for an hour and still they would finally break your line. Sure was fun, we Missouri kids thought we were fishing in the ocean.

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I used to catch them on corn when I was young. Had permission to fish a small lake that was just full of them and they were big. Caught several of them on regular rod and reels with 20 lb. line. We fished from shore so we were at a little disadvantage but we never got one in. We are talking probably 40lb. fish. You could fight them for an hour and still they would finally break your line. Sure was fun, we Missouri kids thought we were fishing in the ocean.

Seems like I do a lot of nostalgia fishing, but I do remeber being about 2 miles back in Maze Creek several years ago and decided to investigate a comostion in the back of a flat cove on the east side. To this day I have never seen fish that big in the lake. At first I thought they were just carp, but after watching them cruise the bank for a period of time they were just too long to be the carp I was accustomed to. After they disappeared I concluded they must have been grass carp. Have not seen them again. So many years have passed since then sometimes I get to doubting myself on this sighting. I might forget a persons name just after meeting them, but stories about fishing is a whole different matter. Swear to this story.

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they seem to be longer then your American carp. but again I never got one in to look at it close. sure would be fun to catch on a big fly rod. For I think carp put up one of the best fights, but add a few inches to the length, and a few more pounds and hang on!

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