Cut carp does it again

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by raybait1, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. raybait1

    raybait1 New Member

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  2. takeaction

    takeaction New Member

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    nice fish.

    No limit on catfish here in SC, I just have to get out and get to fishing! :roll_eyes:
     

  3. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Nice fish! Cut carp is definitely a great bait. I have a freezer full of carp ready for this winter.
     
  4. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    well i guess i will catch one tomorrow and see how it does for me thanks for the pics and tip
     
  5. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Sounds like you had a good day Ray. Thanks for sharin your report and the pics.
     
  6. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    Nice lookin Blue Ray! Congrats to you, I bet it was fun as all get out.
     
  7. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Nice keepers!

    Cut carp is also good for fertilizer and coon bait!
     
  8. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Thanks for the report Ray. Glad the carp was producing so well for you!
     
  9. Ghosth

    Ghosth New Member

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    Carp have a lot of blood in them, makes for great fresh bait.
    I like to make my first cut lengthwise down the backbone. This lets the blood pool up under the meat. Then cut off chunks or strips as needed.

    Dallas you can bring the leftovers of the carp home. Fillet it out, cube it and freeze it in small quantitys in sandwich bags. I had my best luck with it once it had made a few freeze thaw cycles. So you might want to consider letting some get a bit "ripe" before freezing.

    Also next year I want to experiment with flavoring carp before freezing it. Things like liver, blood, vanilla, garlic come to mind. Just don't have enough fishing days left this year to test.
     
  10. Guido

    Guido New Member

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    How are you doing your carp? chunks or filets and on what hook? Other than that looks like a good day. congrats brother :cool2:
     
  11. Blade4130

    Blade4130 Well-Known Member

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    Cool :cool2: I may try to freeze some carp and give it a go this winter. Congrats on the catch brother!
     
  12. raybait1

    raybait1 New Member

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    I scale them and slice them off the backbone like a fillet. Cut them into strips 1/2"x1"x1/4". Using a 6/0 Khale hook I hook the strips through one end and leave it dangling. If you make sure to get your hook through the skin on each piece, it'll be on there untill you take it off. I also save the heads for my trotlines :)
     
  13. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Thanks for the infro going to try it have you ever tryed the strips on trot lines :smile2:
     
  14. raybait1

    raybait1 New Member

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    Yes, they work very well. I usualy use shad but theyve been so hard to come by lately. Maybe the cats are having a hard time getting shad too so their settling for the carp :)
     
  15. colten

    colten Member

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    I have never used carp before but I will try it next time I catch one.