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This is all Mike and I fish for..

Always..Lookin

Well-known member
I couldn't help net and get a video at the same time,next time we fished Mike had a bigger net.


GOD Bless America ONCE again

Chris
 

Always..Lookin

Well-known member
Carp?
I used to catch them all the time on light tackle. It's a hoot! I think the biggest I ever caught on 6# test line was 32".
Extreme fighters they just don't give up,my biggest so far was 32#,Mike got a 35#,there are BIGGER ones out there and we are gonna get em.
 

Old Longhair

Crazy Ol' Foole
Staff member
Extreme fighters they just don't give up,my biggest so far was 32#,Mike got a 35#,there are BIGGER ones out there and we are gonna get em.
If you want a real fight, snag one. :rofl: I watched a friend of mine battle one for over an hour, and when he finally landed it, it was foul hooked in the dorsal fin. We were also fishing in a river, and the current adds challenge to the process.
 

Always..Lookin

Well-known member
If you want a real fight, snag one. :rofl: I watched a friend of mine battle one for over an hour, and when he finally landed it, it was foul hooked in the dorsal fin. We were also fishing in a river, and the current adds challenge to the process.
We fish the Connecticut River up here in Mass. strong currents in places.
 

autopilot42

Well-known member
When I was young my dad would take my bother and I gill netting for carp and Buffalo a close cousin. We would get 2 to 4 cents a pound live weight at the fish market. Big snapping turtles would get caught in the nets going after the fish . They were worth 35 cents apound but had to be 7 pound minimum. Most were. The only way to wrangle with them is to have them bite down on a channel lock and then you could untangle them and put them in a gunny sack. The old days.
 

autopilot42

Well-known member
When we use to commercial set line for Catfish we had a huge cage behind our boat house and would take several days before we filled it an then would take them in tubs to the fish market. If we filed and cleaned them we got 42 cents a pound I don't remember live weight but alot less. The good old days
 

u2robert

Well-known member
If you want a real fight, snag one. :rofl: I watched a friend of mine battle one for over an hour, and when he finally landed it, it was foul hooked in the dorsal fin. We were also fishing in a river, and the current adds challenge to the process.
That's how you catch Salmon (humpy) in Alaska during season you wait at the mouth of the river for the Salmon to go back upriver to spawn.
While standing on the bank of the river you use a heavy sinker and a treble hook and try to snag them as the go by, I did this kind of salmon fishing on Sitka Island. It's a trip trying to bring the salmon in sideways they weigh like 3-6 lbs.
 
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Old Longhair

Crazy Ol' Foole
Staff member
That's how you catch Salmon (humpy) in Alaska during season you wait at the mouth of the river for the Salmon to go back upriver to spawn.
While standing on the bank of the river you use a heavy sinker and a treble hook and try to snag them as the go by, I did this kind of salmon fishing on Sitka Island. It's a trip trying to bring the salmon in sideways they weigh like 3-6 lbs.
Snagging any "game fish" here is illegal, and you don't want to get caught at it. Some guys do it during the salmon run, but the DNR is out in force watching for just that, and they will ruin your whole day.
 

u2robert

Well-known member
Snagging any "game fish" here is illegal, and you don't want to get caught at it. Some guys do it during the salmon run, but the DNR is out in force watching for just that, and they will ruin your whole day.
It was total legal at the time we fished like this in Alaska.
 

Picketwire

Well-known member
We have grass carp around here. They are very shy and hard to catch. When my favorite honey hole was about dry, the game and fish department allowed salvaging. When my friends and I went by a car next to the lake there was one on the ground that I am sure was over 4 feet long. It looked like you could cut steaks out of it.
 

hawgdawg

Well-known member
When I was young my dad would take my bother and I gill netting for carp and Buffalo a close cousin. We would get 2 to 4 cents a pound live weight at the fish market. Big snapping turtles would get caught in the nets going after the fish . They were worth 35 cents apound but had to be 7 pound minimum. Most were. The only way to wrangle with them is to have them bite down on a channel lock and then you could untangle them and put them in a gunny sack. The old days.
I used to help grandpa running trot lines on the creeks out here ,, would catch catfish, blackish, and turtles. We weren't fishing to sell ,, it all went on the plate or in the freezer . Cleaning them cooters is a job ,, I helped my grandpa clean a few back in the 70s ,, never did one on my own till the 90s ,, I was pretty surprised how much of it I actually remembered just by watching grandpa. Been thinking about setting some hooks in a few ponds around here for a few cooters ,,,, sure wish I could remember grandma's cooter stew recipe .
 

autopilot42

Well-known member
Alot of what we did gets lost only to remember in memories. The Mississippi has much to offer . Mud cats are one of the larger cat fish species. Better eating than larger channel cats. Out east we're I live now it is blue cats. They get huge but are too strong tasting for me. Just ordered a tub of wax worms will be here tomorrow. My favorite quarry are bluegills and shell crackers . That starts in early May. Have to order the worms early other wise they won't survive the trek with shipping. I use a wine cooler set at 54 degrees and they will survive for 2 months.
 
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