Bighead carp

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by whisker, May 25, 2007.

  1. whisker

    whisker New Member

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    Having trouble breaking 30 lbs. but still got two 20's and a 26 last night.:big_smile:
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    Bank fishermen, beer, and bonfires have made hunting pretty tough lately!
     
  2. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    I caught 2 or 3 in my throw net last weekend on the Missouri River that went over 30 lbs.

    Kept 1 for cut bait, slit the throats of the rest and tossed them back in.

    The only good bighead carp is a dead bighead carp...
     

  3. daddio

    daddio New Member

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    thats a sweet one whisker
     
  4. JMarrs328

    JMarrs328 New Member

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    What'd u do with the one's that you caught? Did u make them into cutbait, or did can you eat them?
     
  5. whisker

    whisker New Member

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    The bigheads, grass, and silvers have surprisingly good firm white meat,....very Tastee! Buffalo are good eating too,...the smallmouth buffalo being better quality meat. The trick is cutting out the strip of red meat and eliminating the Y bones. All the above are vegetarians, eating mainly plankton. Bighead and silver carp meat is often compared to crappie tastewise.
     
  6. Jammer

    Jammer New Member

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    30 pound Crappie filets sound pretty good to me.:tounge_out:
    But, you can still keep them out there. I don't want to wear a helmet
    when I go fishing.
     
  7. Pat Kelly

    Pat Kelly New Member

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    Keep going after the grassers, bigheads and silvers...we need more chasing them...and not returning them. Bon appetite'...:lol:
     
  8. JMarrs328

    JMarrs328 New Member

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    I had no idea that you could eat them and actually enjoy it. lol!!! What about common carp, can you eat them too?
     
  9. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    How are you catching them?
     
  10. whisker

    whisker New Member

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    MATHEWS & MUZZY :smile2:
     
  11. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    Ok that is how I am going to catch some tonight.

    Only kind of bait that I can get them to take is a 10/0 treble. They like those pretty well.