CARP FISHING!!

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5/19/18 @ 8:07 AM
RockRiverTom
RockRiverTom
USER since 4/27/02

The Rock River Rescue will host our annual Cash for Carp Tournament Saturday, June 2nd from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. at Riverside Park in Watertown. We're paying $1 per carp caught by any legal method within the city of Watertown. There is no cost to enter, but you must register at Riverside Park before you begin. Message me if you have any questions. C'mon out, help us thin out the carp population!

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5/12/18 @ 12:08 AM
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Tr carper
Tr carper
USER since 6/15/15

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waning Crescent
I use mainly boilies and pop ups. I will use properly prepared feed corn, chick peas, and tiger nuts from time to time. I will also a couple pieces of fake floating corn from time to time also. The fake corn is nice cause you can get it in different colors along with floating and sinking styles and they come flavored or unscented the ones I use.

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5/11/18 @ 11:31 PM
mclee1991
mclee1991
USER since 5/11/18

What do you all use as bait for carp? I've read that corn is illegal in some areas.

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5/11/18 @ 11:22 PM
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Tr carper
Tr carper
USER since 6/15/15

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waning Crescent
Shooter72 the 2 baits you have are good baits year round. Icewalker79 the appeal for me is the science behind carp fishing its not just simple fishing like most think. I do catch and release the carp is the largest freshwater sport fish in the world. I saw in a video that in 2016 carp fishing in Europe was a 6 billion dollar industry. I also do it for the fight they fight hard big and small. Also I like doing the catch and release tournaments you  can fish against some of the top angler in the US and in a couple of the tournaments in Wisconsin the prize money is great. I will hopefully be out this weekend doing some pre fishing for the Wisconsin carp championship tournament coming up in a couple weeks.

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5/10/18 @ 10:47 PM
krusen_for_carp
krusen_for_carp
USER since 10/7/16

ya i use all mine for fertilizer...makes ur food plots grow like crazy

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5/10/18 @ 8:20 PM
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Milwaukee native
Milwaukee native
USER since 6/27/16

MOON PHASE (25%)
Waning Crescent

Sort of a report. Went out today with my bow. Most carp were in deeper water, didn't see any spawning. Still got 1 5-6 pound Buffalo fish.

Here are some things I know is done with some of them... 1. I heard of a local guy that actually sells them for up to 20 cents a pound and they are shipped to the east coast for human consumption. 2. I heard from other bow fisherman that they give them to local farmers for fertilizer. 3. I have heard of some anglers smoking the fish (something I will try this year).

The one I shot today was from a clear river in SE Wisconsin. Very clean specimen at just the right size for eating. I decided I was going to cook my first Buffalo to see if the distain with the animal is justified. I filleted the fish and removed the skin and dark red mud line that runs through the center of the fish near the skin. I fried it in a skillet with light breading and light seasoning. My wife was looking at me funny the whole time I was preparing it. Although it had a LOT of bones, it was actually quite good. The texture was a little soft, but there was no fishy taste or anything else unpleasant about the taste. Although my wife would not try it, my neighbor, who is also an avid fisherman, thought it was surprisingly good as well. Most recipes I have seen online said to bake the fish. Because the texture is so soft, I would not recommend baking it. 

Edited on 5/10/18 8:24 PM
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5/10/18 @ 7:51 PM
icewalker79
icewalker79
USER since 11/26/14

I mean no offense, but need to know, what do you folks do with the carp that you catch?  Release?  Feed the eagles?  Eat?!  I don't seek them out, and don't really intend to, but there must be some appeal.  What's the appeal?  I imagine it's a really fun catch with a big fight, but otherwise, I am relatively clueless to carp fishing.  Thanks!

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5/10/18 @ 12:34 PM
Shooter72
Shooter72
USER since 7/8/13

Just wondering if anyone is around the Kenosha area fishing for carp? Was going to go out tomorrow but the rain and cold front coming in might not help much.  Let me know what you think. Only bait I have right now would be Tutti Frutti boilies, and corn. Thanks in advance.

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5/8/18 @ 11:18 PM
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Tr carper
Tr carper
USER since 6/15/15

MOON PHASE (44%)
Waning Crescent

Wisconsin fishing nice looking fish. Hope to see you in two rivers in a couple weeks for the wicc. I got out for a short pre fishing session today only had 2 fish and a couple liners. But one was a nice porky mirror at 17 lbs.

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5/8/18 @ 10:15 PM
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Wisconsin Fishing
Wisconsin Fishing
USER since 2/3/15

MOON PHASE (44%)
Waning Crescent

Carp fishing is heating up all over southern and central Wisconsin!  Get out there and you’ll find them in shallow bays. 

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