Almost taken out by a jumping carp!

Discussion in 'NEBRASKA RIVERS TALK' started by cavillac, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. cavillac

    cavillac Active Member

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    Sunday morning a good friend of mine and his dad went fishing on the missouri between Fort Calhoun and Blair NE. Fishing was no good at the first dike so we moved onto some back water on the IA side of the river and as we were pulling in my buddy was on the bow with a shotgun waiting for one of these to jump... I was in the middle and his dad was in the back driving our 14' flatbottom jon boat. The water was real calm when I felt water on my arm and something slimy run across my shoulder so I turn back and I saw the carp that had to be at least 2ft long as it almost went head on (literally) with my buddies dad. :crazy:

    We didnt catch it in the boat but I figured I'd share the tale :wink:
     
  2. jmanion8

    jmanion8 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, gotta keep an eye out!
     

  3. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC. Is it legal to shoot from a moving boat?:wink:
     
  4. cavillac

    cavillac Active Member

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    I'm pretty sure in this day and age everything is illegal :sad2:
    This was just when we were pulling into the spot, probably going 3mph or less.
     
  5. skawez

    skawez Member

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    you think about everything is illegal??

    you got a guy in a boat shooting fish with a shot gun?

    for some reason i dont think the boat moving was your most illegal maneuver..
     
  6. sattv

    sattv New Member

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    Please don't shoot anyone :crazy:
     
  7. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Brandon welcome to the BOC. Thanks for a great post! Sure have to watch out what may happen while in the waters that's for sure.
     
  8. catman-j

    catman-j New Member

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    you'll shoot your eye out.:wink:
     
  9. WaltonsMountain

    WaltonsMountain New Member

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    wtf? lol.... now i've heard everything. haha
     
  10. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    Trim up the motor almost all the way out of the water hit up the high idle rev it up high and duck. Make shure your doing this behind a trail dike and the tojo's will be jumping. Seen it done alot
     
  11. cavillac

    cavillac Active Member

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    Went out tonight and didnt see any asian carp.. didnt catch anything else either..

    Didn't shoot anything either. :wink: :smile2:

    Maybe time to invest in a decent bow for these things to practice in the hunting off season.. Is there a season for Bow fishing?
     
  12. fmb

    fmb New Member

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    the shot gun dosn't worry me to much hell it's nebraska! but 3 people in a 14 foot flat bottom boat on the big muddy!!!!!!! :embarassed: ya got some big ones my man...aim high or at least higher than the boat!:smile2: