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#1 StriperKilla

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Posted December 23 2011 - 12:49 AM

YUP! THERE ARE A BUNCH IN MY POND! AND I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO CATCH THEM LITTLE BUGGERS! HELP!


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Posted December 23 2011 - 3:34 AM


with a bow and arrow... there the same carp that are invading the Mississippi and the great lakes.... you should really kill them.... Chinese grass carp are very invasive species...




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Posted December 23 2011 - 9:39 AM

nonono, they arent those kind! lol, these carp were stocked into these man made ponds to keep the weed level down. I think they eat grass. So how do i catch em?


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Posted December 23 2011 - 10:37 AM

Grass Carp are invasive because they are vegitarians. Hence the word Grass Carp when the proper name is White Amur. They put them in pond to control weed growth but they can also destroy weed beds and eat up all the spawn eggs which is why they are usually fished by bow and arrow. I've caughten a couple and they are a little picky compared to the common carp. You can fish the same bait as you would for a common carp and they may take it but what the main key is, what is the main food source in this swim. You may need to prebait it so that they are used to new food resources. Try wonderbread on a hook, use fresh bread, take the crust off as a free offering, use the doughy part on the hook. Try using regular sweetcorn too which should help. Best of luck!



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Posted December 23 2011 - 10:56 AM




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nonono, they arent those kind! lol, these carp were stocked into these man made ponds to keep the weed level down. I think they eat grass. So how do i catch em?





I'm sorry but there the same species of fish that are invading the Big Mississippi... and now are on the edge of getting into the great lakes....



 



they to were put in ponds in the south to keep weed vegetation from getting out of control... and with the floods the USA had back in the late 80's through the 90's they have spread throughout the waterways... and now they have destroyed the Mississippi river water shed and all it main tributaries with over populations.....



 



in my honest opinion... they should be removed from all other waters so they don't infect other water ways..... get rid of them...




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Posted December 23 2011 - 4:50 PM


asian carp and grass carp are two totally different species dude save the bow and arrow for the common carp...they put them in ponds and lakes to take care of weeds and they put them in there infertile...to catch em ya gotta spot em out .in a pond... pretty easy, try puttin some white bread on a hook squeeze it on there but not so much that it will sink...if that dont work try adding some flavors to the bread like jello or tarter sauce




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Posted December 23 2011 - 6:18 PM




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asian carp and grass carp are two totally different species dude save the bow and arrow for the common carp...they put them in ponds and lakes to take care of weeds and they put them in there infertile...to catch em ya gotta spot em out .in a pond... pretty easy, try puttin some white bread on a hook squeeze it on there but not so much that it will sink...if that dont work try adding some flavors to the bread like jello or tarter sauce






well if I'm reading this right then how come there listed in the same category.... to me there the same fish.... there highly invasive.... and they do reproduce..... I guess treat them as you wish.. if there in a very well contained pond in none flood areas.... enjoy them.....



 



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Bighead, silver, and grass carp are known to be well-established in the Mississippi  basin (including tributaries) of the United States, where they at times reach extremely high abundances, especially in the case of the bighead and silver carp. Bighead, silver, and grass carp have been captured in that watershed from Louisiana to South Dakota, Minnesota, and Ohio. Grass carp are also established in at least one other watershed, in Texas, and may be established elsewhere.



These fish are thought to be highly detrimental to the environment in parts of the United States.Because of these concerns, the U S fish and wild life service convened stakeholders to develop a national plan for the management and control of invasive Asian carp (referring to bighead, silver, black and grass carp). The plan was accepted by the National Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force in the fall of 2007.''



 




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Posted December 23 2011 - 11:46 PM

The pond is on a golf course far from any main water sources. Anyhow, rippilips is correct that they are cought white amur. Im gonna try the bread method for the next few days. I was told to also try to use chartreuse wool or green wool to represent grass? that didnt work. WONDERBREAD- THE SOLUTION TO ALL FISHING PROBLEMS. jkjk, gonna try it tomorrow. Thanks guys!


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Posted December 24 2011 - 1:09 AM

They will eat little worms sometimes too... My nephew caught one on a gulp nightcrawler one time. They are a great fighting fish, and tough to catch. Good luck.



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Posted December 25 2011 - 10:44 PM

Okay, here is my assessment so far. Whats happening is that they are schooling up and breaking the surface. Lol it looks like they are acting like tarpon finning . its bizarre. they wont touch the bread. and wont eat a fly that looks like grass. Im baffled!!!


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Posted December 26 2011 - 12:10 AM

I've caught them using really small hooks and corn. won't be much of a bite so a light rod and contact with the bait is a must. Chuming with some extra corn probably won't hurt either.


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Posted December 26 2011 - 4:06 PM

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I've heard this does wonders with grass carp :th:


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Posted December 26 2011 - 8:18 PM

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Posted December 27 2011 - 7:43 AM

Use a piece of moss from the north side of a tree. They can not reproduce and are not realy carp but related to Tarpon which is how they fight, jumping repeatedly.


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Posted December 28 2011 - 12:09 PM

Use a piece of moss from the north side of a tree. They can not reproduce and are not realy carp but related to Tarpon which is how they fight, jumping repeatedly.


plus 1 on the bait part. also try using a feeder with pop up boilies.