What are they good for?

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by catfish_jordan, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. catfish_jordan

    catfish_jordan New Member

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    besides a good fight what are carp good for.

    thanks:big_smile:
     
  2. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    Everywhere else in the world they are concidered a delicacy. The meat isn't bad, they are just a bony fish, if you don't know how to clean them you will be pickin' alot of bones! And they put up one hell of a fight!

    Aaron

    TA2D
     

  3. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    cut bait. and if they're small enough, live bait. some people eat em too.
     
  4. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    I'm with the therockhound on this. Those are the only good that they will ever be. They do make great archery targets!!!
     
  5. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    To me, cooked right, they make me think of, Bluegill, just a lot more meat in them, and no bones fixed correctly. I've only ate one once, but wasn't bad to me, Cats are a lot better though in my opinion.
     
  6. Dnedster

    Dnedster New Member

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    Carp have a ton of uses. #1 they are fun to catch most of the time they bite LOL. I like to take people who haven't caught big fish and let them hook into a slob the look on there face is priceless when the drag screams. For eating not bad I like them smoked I got 4 this morning 1 for cat bait the others will get smoked tomorrow.
    Like the others said you can shoot them with the bow till your boats full, they are great fertilizer. My only problem is when people through them on the shore and they lay there stinking.
     

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  7. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    What are they good for?.... ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.... sorry that was a song

    Carp can make good cut bait if you have a good recipe, some people eat them, ummmm other then that... not sure
     
  8. tbischof

    tbischof New Member

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    If they provide an enjoyable time catching them what more do you need? Love to see kids hook into a big one.
     
  9. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    You can also bury them in a glass jar and they turn to oil. Can be used for trapping.
     
  10. rcneman

    rcneman New Member

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    i have caught several carp and tried to prepare them in the best of state. I even caught a young 2lber once, immediately filleted it and put it on ice....no matter how i have tried to prepare them...they just taste like crap. Lot's of fight in them tho..definitely in the top 10 of freshwater fish for fightin.

    EDIT: note, my family and friends look forward to my preparation and cookin of fish..not a rookie here.

    cyas
    rc
     
  11. Dragger

    Dragger New Member

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    you got that rite brother...........:cool2: :lol: :big_smile: :big_smile:
     
  12. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    If done right you can clean them cut them off the bone and have two good slabs of meat.When fixed right they make one darn good sandwhich.Don't knock it till you've tried it. you just might like it.
     
  13. catfish_jordan

    catfish_jordan New Member

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    me personaly never tryed it but a LONG time a go my dad caught a master angler carp and ate it.he said he will never eat one again.also hes not to good at cooking.LOL:big_smile:
     
  14. cnwamw

    cnwamw New Member

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    Bait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer New Member

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    Good for a fight and to clean up a grassy pond lol.
     
  16. dreamer34

    dreamer34 New Member

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    i had the best fight of my life with a carp but as for other uses i can't think of any
     
  17. carolinarebel78

    carolinarebel78 New Member

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  18. LadyValea1

    LadyValea1 New Member

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    Carp are giant goldfish! with lips fit for kissing!!:embarassed: and they can slap you around with there tails!! submit to the power of the Carp!:cool2:
     
  19. Love Them Cats

    Love Them Cats New Member

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    The fight is great and they also taste pretty good.

    If you catch a big enough one, you can get a pretty good size piece of meat off of them.

    Some people don't like the taste and some do?

    Myself, I like just about any type of fish and the thought of me catching it, makes it taste better.

    I deep fry them just like I do my other fish.

    Ken
     
  20. Overkil

    Overkil New Member

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    Yep....ditto on the kids part. They have carp in many of our urban lakes (AZ) which makes for a good fight without having to drive too far - that's critical for the little ones