I just saw a.... Carp Got Speared!

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by Old Bill, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Old Bill

    Old Bill New Member

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    Blue Heron spear and fly off with one of my newly purchased $6.00 Grass Carps! And, of course it was the only 12-inche long one that I had! Grrrrrr!:sad2:

    Anyone got a good recipe for cooking Heron?:cool2:
     
  2. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    Sounds like someone else likes fish also
     

  3. Old Bill

    Old Bill New Member

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    Yeah, Herold, and they don't ever clean or fry the fish!:eek:oooh:
     
  4. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

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    maybe that bird will get a good case of lead poisoning:wink:
     
  5. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Those grass carp are too expensive to have them eaten. You need a net around the pond until they get bigger:wink:
     
  6. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    the joys of pond ownership! Herons, cormorants, ospreys, beavers, muskrats, and otters.

    Sorry to hear that, Bill. BTDT.:sad2: Just discovered a dam that blew out sometime during the summer, too.
     
  7. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    To brighten your day, Grass Carp are $17.50 each in Indiana , cost more to get them here !!!!!!!!!! P.S. Good Luck with the Herring :roll_eyes:
     
  8. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    lol, sorry u lost your expensive carp...but kinda funny :smile2: Soundslike some luck i would have....:smile2:
     
  9. Old Bill

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    Thanks guys!

    The Memorial Services for my Grass Carp will be held Sunday at 2:00 PM. There will be refreshment served afterwards.:roll_eyes:

    I understand that it's a Federal crime to kill a migrating bird like a Herron or Egret....but, what if I was just standing by the pond minding my own business...and a Herron attacked me?:wink:

    I could surely claim self defence, douldn't I??:smile2:
     
  10. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Where do I send flowers as I will be unable to attend:wink::smile2:
     
  11. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    If its any consolation, in Kansas we call them Sandhill Cranes, and we have a hunting season for them.:wink::smile2:
     
  12. Old Bill

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    Dave, I think yuou named most if not all of the critters that destroy small ponds! In years past I've had my share of problems with muskrats weaking my dam by digging tunnels and dens!:crazy:

    I haven't seen one in a few years, but, I'm sure they are still around!
     
  13. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    Why do you have grass carp in a pond? Just wondering.
     
  14. Old Bill

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    Ray, I'm sure that if you would just shoot a few more each hunting season...maybe there wouldn't be so many drifting south into Okie land!:smile2:
     
  15. Old Bill

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    Mo, that's a good question considering most people consider Carp a nuisance.

    My pond is about 80% covered with moss and algae, some growing from the pond's bottom. There is no way a person could throw a lure or hook into the pond and get it through the moss. Plus, it looks like a cess pool!

    I've been told that there are several types of Carp. Grass Carp are supposed to eat their body weigh in vegetation each day.

    I bought 6 grass carp last month and I'm hoping that at least 2 live until they are too big for birds to eat them.