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What do you carpers think

Discussion in 'Carp Discussions' started by flathunter, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    We have had two days of cold rain so the water temps in the lakes have probably went down..Supposed to be sunny and 70 friday and I want to hit a local lake, am I wasting my time?
     
  2. crappielooker

    crappielooker The Corn Chucker

    nope..with the great looking forcast for thursday you should have some hungry fish looking to eat..i would try where you saw them last time the heatwave was here..
    thats my opinion..
     

  3. catking

    catking Banned

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    Oh sure Jackson-Jump on the carpin bandwagon :rolleyes: You wasting your time fishing :confused: NEVER :rolleyes: Seriously, it should be just right by then. CATKING.
     
  4. RiverRat

    RiverRat Banned

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    Jack,
    Find nice shallow bays....thats where ive found them on the lakes so far this year......the shallower water warms faster....will also find channel cats stacked up there too.

    Carpin is a ton of fun, almost any water will hold them and its a VERY untapped resource.
    Can anyone name the species in Ohio that grow over 40 lbs.?? and can be found all over the state?

    Flathead catfish: 76.5lbs. 58 5/8" , Clendening Lake ,Richard Affolter, New Philadelphia July 28, 1979
    Common Carp: 50lbs. 40" ,Paint Creek ,Judson Holton, Chillicothe May 24, 1967
    Buffalo Sucker: 46.01lbs. 42" ,Hoover Reservoir ,Tim Veit, Galena July 2, 1999
    Musky: 55.13lbs. 50 1/4" ,Piedmont Lake, Joe D. Lykins, Piedmont April 12, 1972

    Good fishing to ya,
    Scott
     
  5. catking

    catking Banned

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    Scott brings up a very good point. I live within 45 minutes of around 5-6 lakes that were never good for cattin (decent, not good) But always held a nice population of big carp. Now, I'm in a hotbed of lakes in my region. Hey, I fished for cats for one reason, the sport and fight of it. Carp are just as good in my book, the only diffrence is the bait smells better :D CATKING !!!
     
  6. RiverRat

    RiverRat Banned

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    Man you got that right 'King, same great fighters...but ya dont "smell" as bad after those long hours of catching fish..lol

    Yea carp are all over this great State..pits, ponds, lakes , Res. & rivers are FULL of great angling for them....if your wiling to give the common carp a shout.

    and yea...they are ALMOST as good in my book too....hey give me time....lol

    Scott
     
  7. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    I have got two places in mind, one is a small city park lake here in town appx 5acres that they stock with Carp every year for a fishing derby, I think a 40-lber won it last year.Or the shallow end of lake logan..It is hard for me to get into this carpin because I dont feel right not fishing with Shad.LOL But I do smell better when I get home.
     
  8. tpet96

    tpet96 Banned

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    Flat.......I agree with everyone as usual :D

    Get yourself some fishmeal, and make doughballs with the fishmeal. You'll still smell like shad, and you'll feel right at home catching carp :)
     
  9. PAYARA

    PAYARA THE ONE YOU LOVE TO HATE

    i seem to catch loads of both species on the
    same baits :rolleyes:
     
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