Swampy said:Jack, kio pools are many down here. What is kinda funny is when the winter temps go below 32 degrees. These pools need to be two foot deep (at least a section of it) so that the little fishes ( carps?) won't get their fins froze. Talk about dormant!
Are goldfish a sun fish? I don't think so, but not sure...
Where's Kahuna? He's the man with this knowledge!
Geez---I thought I'd never find anything that I knew something about onSwampy said:OK Foghorn, I hear ya.... don't accept it, but I hear ya. Recon I'll jest have to accept it anyways... dern! a goldfish huh? Next , you'll be telling me that perch and bass are from the same family.
despotic931 said:Used to catch em as a kid with my best friend, then we had this giant stick (well it was giant to us we were about 12 years old and the stick was proly 6 foot :lol: ) anyways we called the stick the carp killer, you smash the carp in the scull, then throw em back in the woods. Not any good for eating, we had catfish for that. We were catfisherman by night (for food, we pretty much lived at his house on the creek out back) and carp killers by day. Good times Good times :roll:
Swampy said:When carp and lampray ells swept the Great Lakes way back in the 60s those two things were a killer on the sport fishing in that area.
I have read over the years that the carp is a "sporting fish".... my idea of sporting fish isn't about bottom feeding fish introduced to the fresh waters of America. The carp is no where near "sporting". No more sporting than wild dogs that tear up the deer population. Carp are trash fish. They distroy the coast line of our lakes even down here in North Carolina. They continually tear up the breading beds of our smaller sun fishes. They are repugnant and ugly. I don't think they make good fertilizer.
Sorry Mike, but carp aren't worth the problems they create north or south. Big money wants to make some think that it's a fisherman's fun to "tackle" these fish. Fishing magazines have published stories about this fish as if they are something great to catch. Try tossing out a rubber boot and drag it in for simular "fun".
Pike at one time had the nick of "trash fish", but never in the mind of those who catch them or eat them. Trash was put on them because of the bones in them... after tasting them, trashfish went into history. These nasty carp won't ever make it as true sporting fishes nor will they ever taste like fresh water fish that we do eat.
Getting carp and lamp ells out of the waters is a step to returning native fish into their waters.
Go for it and catch them all!