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  1. Quote: Originally Posted by pbr87 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..... '' 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.''
  2. What no mention of ''Dick the Bruiser'' ? that was a very big name in the Detroit/ Chicago area , a long with George the Animal, BoBo Brazil, Jimmy Superfly Snooker.....
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by StriperKilla 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...
  4. 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...
  5. make sure that they are not going to drop a puck in your fishing area.... i.e. ice arena......
  6. Nice fish... I wish we could get some Ice hear in Michigan.... we're still open water fishing on Saginaw bay, and there has a been a good push of walleye's up the Saginaw river also... well it will get I hope... good luck to all this Ice Season... and be safe...
  7. Quote: Originally Posted by MagicShad that never gets old!
  8. reel is sold....
  9. I have a cardinal C4 with extra spool for sale... if any one is interested... Asking $90.00 shipped
  10. Quote: Originally Posted by donberry long, sorry, but I need help. I need help. I have to be one of the worse fishermen. So many things I could ask, but for now I will just ask about one scenario. Supposed to be a storm coming in at midnight, air temp is low 60’s. I decide to hit the lake for a couple of hours until the storm moves in. I was on the water at 9:00pm, ended up fishing until around 2:30, never did rain until I got back home. Fishing Tims Ford Lake in Tn. Water temp is a perfect 60 degrees. Lake is as smooth as glass for the most part. Started by hitting points and the back of creek channels, showing bait fish near the top. I do not hear any top water action going on. I throw quite a few things, don’t get a bite. Some of the things I was throwing a. Castaic Catch 22 slow sinker, silver shad b. Rapala DT c. Rat-L-Trap d. Original Rapala Floter – 5” and 3 ½” e. Spinnerbait – mostly white with some chartreuse, 2 blades, with trailer f. Lucky Craft Flash Minnow g. Fluke – weighted and unweighted After a couple of hours, still not hearing any real topwater action, I decide to drop the downrigger. Baitfish are near the top, so I drop a Catch 22 down to about 12’ and a Sebile Magic swimmer down to about 5’. Trolled a while, lines are a good 150-200 feet behind the boat, using trolling motor as the lake is so quiet. I also tried a bucktail jig with a Gulp minnow and the small floating rapala. Did this for about an hour – not a nibble, tried various depths. Back in the creek channels. Fish start feeding on top. Not a frenzy, but a nice fish obviously feeding on the baitfish at least every 5-10 minutes . Couple of times some would do this 20 feet from the boat. I basically sit in this channel for a good couple of hours. Baitfish are in the top 5’ and I can hear and see the striper/bass coming up. Nothing, not a nibble. I threw the following a. Rapala skitter walk – walked the dog. Also just let it sit and make some noise b. Zara Spook Puppy – walked the dog with pauses. c. Catch 22 – slow and fast retrieve, occasionally jerks and stops d. Magic swimmer - slow and fast retrieve, occasionally jerks and stops e. The original floating rapalas – one about 5” and one small one – floaters and have been my most productive lure. Tried slow, med. Fast retrieves, jerking and stopping on the retrieve and also just jerking it back f. Zoom Fluke – unweighted so it would not sink too fast. Jerk, let it sink some, jerk etc…sometimes fast jerks, other times slow Also threw a spinnerbait for good measure - one mainly white, 2 silver spinners and one mainly yellow, 1 gold and one silver spinner. Now while I am throwing these, again not a frenzy, but fish are feeding on top with some sounding very big making huge splashes (startled me once it was so big). Channel is small now due to winter draw down. I am pretty much in the middle working the lures on either side and down the middle behind and in front of the boat. I would just get done working one area and minutes later a nice fish would come up and hit the baitfish in that same area. Nothing on top, maybe I can get one down deeper to hit so I start throwing a Rat-L-Trap, chrome and blue on top, a small rapala dt and a medium size one . I also let the Zoom fluke drop down deeper thinking how could one of those fish not hit this "dying" baitfish drifting towards the bottom, struggling to stay alive (jerks) Nothing. Thinking smaller may do it, I tried using a Gulp minnow, maybe 3” ? on just a jighead. Worked it shallow and deep. Nothing. I also threw some 4" Basstrix hollow body paddle tails and my 2nd most productive lure to date the Strike King Shadalicious. Of course when I say my most productive, in September I caught bass in the jumps and a couple of times I was catching one about every cast - but I could have probably thrown out tin foil and caught a fish. Just a normal fishing day for me. Oh, tackle – I am using spinning reels, a 3 older shimanos, a Pflueger President and a Okuma Trio 30S. Line is Stren 8 lb clear blue mono (for the blacklights), 2 of the rigs have about 10 feet of clear fluorocarbon “leaders”. Some I was using small black snap swivels, couple had no swivels, tied directly to the line. Any suggestions as to why I am so bad ? I used to think I was a decent angler but it turns out I was only emulating my brother and left on my own, I am absolutely horrible. This is a typical fishing day for me. ANY suggestions, tips, info would be greatly appreciated. Water temps should stay around 58-60 until I get back out there probably Thursday. while fishing at night... fish need to hear it or smell it.. there eye sight while way better than ours still isn't that good for what you did here in this post... you should try all these methods while fishing during day light or low light hours... not dark.... if still wanting to night fish, in my past experiences bait LIVE bait works the best SMELLS LIKE FOOD TASTE LIKE FOOD.. and then topwater bait such as poppers and jitter bug type bait work the best ... the louder the noise you make the better.... the best of luck in the future...
  11. Well I have been want to try white fishing for some time.... I try to set something up with Mark AKA ''reel fishn'' for some time.... well I finally make the the trek up and Met with Mark.... I met Mark at Franks sporting good store... at 6:30 pm. He had another tag along with him Jim a coworker.... I did a little shopping be for we left for the pier.... { very hard to walk out of that store under a $50 spot LOL] well we hit the pier at about 7:30 pm and the wind was cranking out of the south west at 20knot or better.... we walk to Mark favorite spot on the wall and begin fishing. not 15 min. in mark hooks one and then it off as quick... 20 min. later Mark cousin Chris shows up and joins in... takes about another 45min to an hour to put the 1st fish over the wall...Jim scores the 1st... then me next with a nice fish... then Chris... Mark notices that a couple of other fisherman are doing good down the wall and they get good haul and leave... Mark then say let move down... we fish there for another 2 hours.. and put 22 fish over the wall.... and in the process. We broke part of the Net handle loosing 2' of the end, making the netting a chore... we should of have more then 30 fish for the night... and Mark was the Man with close to his limit... score 10 or 11 fish over the wall... I personally had 5 fish and the last one to call it a night leaving at 1:00am.... Jim's' personal best of 7 fish, good job Jim.... chris left early for work and he had the difference of your catch..... good times and good friends.... thanks Mark for the time and a new experience.... I will be back... SOON... pic's of my 5 fish and the finished product... yumm yumm...
  12. Quote: Originally Posted by BranfordJeff seen that before but slightly different... the back hole was pulling or pushing it self on the barge... in the lower Detroit river setting channel buoys.....
  13. Nicely done, and a great looking catch...
  14. Quote: Originally Posted by Cabo2005 I use to be out of Monroe MI. Just bring a bunch of shiners! Cabo yep emerald shiners is the preferred bait.....
  15. Well the feed bags are on.... the report here have been going on for more than a month...Lake Erie Western Basin.... I finally made it over for a day of perch fishing... we were all anchored up while the sun was breaking the horizon... and we were in to fish quickly... but they where the wrong type...white bass... so we made a quick move to slightly deeper water 24'..... and we hit the right spot on the seconded anchor... we fish for 1.5 to 2 hour and it was none stop... we took a to man Michigan limit.. of 50ea. average size was 8'' with 9,10,and 11'' mixed in....