A couple big grass carp

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by Critter Getter, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Critter Getter

    Critter Getter New Member

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    Me and a buddy went out bowfishing a lake tonight where the owners are wanting to get rid of some carp. Ended up turning into a pretty good night even though the wind was blowing pretty good. We didn't see many but the two we got shots on were dandy's. We ended up with a 56 lb and a 38 lb. The other one we saw was quite a bit bigger yet. Can't wait to get back out tomorrow night and get after them again!
     

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  2. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Now them bad boys are some Pigs Tim !!! Congratulations,J.D.:wink:
     

  3. Critter Getter

    Critter Getter New Member

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    Cant get the pic of the big one to upload right now... Guess I'll have to try again later
     
  4. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    real nice size carp never saw 'em that big around my neck of the woods
     
  5. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Can you say "CARP" Thanx for sharein.
     
  6. festus

    festus New Member

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    And I thought the 20 pounder my friend caught on a bread ball today was big.
     
  7. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Whatcha do with something like that, CPR Carp?

    BB in SC
     
  8. CatSlayer715

    CatSlayer715 New Member

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    what did you catch them on?? and by the way... that would be ALOT of catfish bait right there!!
     
  9. Critter Getter

    Critter Getter New Member

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    They became fertilizer for the mater plants. These were shot with bows after a couple of nights trying to catch one on a rod. The owners were wanting them out because they were rooting the bottom up and causing all of the shallow areas to stay pretty muddy.
     
  10. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    I hope the owner of the pond/lake enjoys having a bunch of moss/weeds/grass growing in there, cause these keep that mess cleaned up...
     
  11. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    Really nice grassers, congrats.

    Ray
     
  12. gamaCatsu

    gamaCatsu New Member

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    good god man!! i thought the 33 i caught was big!! deff not caught by bow fishing.. but i could see how you would get the big boys with a bow instead of a rod.. just roll up an shoot.
     
  13. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    that's a lot of cutbait right there.
     
  14. SouthGADan

    SouthGADan New Member

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    I can only imagine reeling one of those in!
     
  15. Critter Getter

    Critter Getter New Member

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    There is so many of the dang things in there its not that big of a deal. They almost wiped out all of the weed cover in the whole lake, and its not all that small (almost 35 acres). The bass fishing has really went down in the last couple yrs due to no cover, fish are just scattered all over the place.
     
  16. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I have seen several good fishing lakes destroyed by the dnr putting in grass carp..You need some cover, but they eat it all...Now a few to keep a lake from getting completly weedchoked would be fine, but they tend to over do it.
     
  17. catman79

    catman79 New Member

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    wow thats a hog
     
  18. BubbaCat

    BubbaCat New Member

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    :crazy::crazy: WOW!!:crazy::crazy:
     
  19. SnagHatr76

    SnagHatr76 New Member

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    Would like to hook into ones that big. It would be a lot of fun
     
  20. airdrop

    airdrop New Member

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    they reduce all the cover making it hard for other fish to hide out and they digest food so fast they leave fecal matter all over everything. A few might be good but to many can really harm a pond or lake. Guys say to kill off the big ones as they slow eating vegs, then add a few small ones to start over. DOES ANYONE EAT THEM ? they dress out good if you debone them good.