Our new nickname for Bighead Carp is Slim Shady (shade-e) Was up in Lafayette today and dropped down to the Bash for some action. We like to snag the SS's and cut them up for bait to catch the kitty's. Then someone watches the bait clickers while we snag these fighting monsters. I landed 2 and we all lost a bunch of the SS. Pulled in some 1" scales. There's some 40 pounders in there. Once they figure out they're hooked it's like a King Salmon run. Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Trebles pull out most of the time unless you get a fin or head set. They're usually 15 feet out from the bank so watch out for flying trebbles when it pulls out. The meat is pure white like a crappie. We keep saying "someones has to fry some up and try it", but I don't want to be the first LOL. We use a treble with an egg sinker a foot below. One buddy snagged a 36" gar. One buddy caught a 4 lb striper on a jig and twister. No cats. By the time we got some bait and carved it up it started to rain. I have about 5 lbs of fillets if anyone needs bait LOL. It's good to freeze for backup bait. Shad were thick. My casting net is beyond mending. Here's a small one. Only had my camera phone.