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Is there anything people do with carp? I surely don't want to eat them, just figured anything would be better than wasting them. I know Im not the only one that shoots them just for fun. I shoot common and buffalo with a few gar here and there. Can anyone use them for bait? On a good day I could possibly shoot over 200lbs.
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   bigD
garden compost(they work better or as good as manuer), bait(for crabs, ect), or just give them to some aligator farm or bird sanctuary.
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7Mag needs some crawfish bait.
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   7MAG_JAKE
Thanks Hill. Hey Pecka do you deliver to the alexandria area? I would love to get some of that carp off your hands also I have a buddy who lives in Mamou that will eat anything( almost) that come out of fresh water. He'll get rid of all that Gar-Fish for ya.
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   FlyGuy
Prior to 1900, native North American fish were viewed as vital natural resources. Most of the fish we regard today as sport fish were harvested commercially by the millions of pounds. They were shipped by rail to markets where they were an important food source for a growing population. This was before the advent of refrigeration and communities relied on 'ice house' preservation. Harvested were the basses, sunfish, crappies, pike, walleye, perch, lake trout, and sturgeon. Also coarse fish such as freshwater drum, buffalo fish, catfish, suckers, bullheads and others.
The results of large harvests were declining stocks of lake and river fishes at a time when the population was expanding. To answer these concerns the U.S. Congress authorized President Ulysses S. Grant to appoint the US Fish Commission in 1871 to oversee the nation's fisheries interests. Among the first tasks was to consider what species to introduce to bolster the nations supply of food fishes. By 1874 the commission after long study issued a report entitled "Fishes Especially worthy of Cultivation" It went on to say that no other species except the carp, promises so great a return in limited waters. Cited were advantages over such fish as black bass, trout, grayling and others " because it is a vegetable feeder, and although not disdaining animal matters can live on vegetation alone and can attain large weight kept in small ponds and tanks".
In 1876 the commission enumerated other good qualities such as high fecundity (a count of ripe eggs in the female fish), adaptability to artificial propagation, hardiness of growth, adaptability to environmental conditions unfavorable to equally palatable species, rapid growth, harmlessness in relation to fish of other species, ability to populate waters to it's greatest extent, and fine table qualities. By 1877 citing the above reasons and adding 'there is no reason why time should be lost with less proved fishes' the commission convinced of the value of carp imported 345 fishes of scaled, mirror and leather carp from German aquaculturists. On May 26th they were placed in the Druid Hill Park ponds in Baltimore Maryland. The ponds proved inadequate and some were transferred to the Babcock lakes on the monument lot in Washington, D.C.
Within several years many states were involved in the propagation and stocking of millions of carp. The Ohio State Fish Commission stocked tributaries of Lake Erie. Every major river in Illinois was stocked. Fish rescue missions from 1890-1920 conducted by various states and the US fish Commission stocked hundreds of lakes and rivers, particularly into the Midwestern region of the US. In a few short years the effort to introduce the resource of carp had been successful. Newspapers and magazines lauded the importance to the food industry and the bright future of all citizens eating carp.
Commercial production started in the 1900's. During the decade after World War II, annual catches reached 36 million pounds. Many prominent restaurants and hotels served carp on the menu. Restaurants of the Waldorf and Astoria listed "Carp in Rhine Wine Sauce"

From carpanglersgroup.com
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   pecka
I don’t think the profit on carp would be enough to deliver there. I used to shoot Gou to but I figured someone may actually eat that so I stopped. I haven’t seen any big gar and my biggest Common Carp was 24 lbs.
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That is some of the best crawfish bait around!
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   BLKSHEEP
Carp is the best crawfish bait you can get because it's so bloody. I've ate lots of fried Buffalo Ribs, they're pretty good!!,Gar too!
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   mr.coon
the lsu ag center has them listed along with shad and pogie as one of the best crawfish baits.
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   wilford
Holy crap, someone actually posted a real picture of a real carp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

photoshop??
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I CALL BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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   pecka
I posted a picture of my ugly mug for widow. I know he likes to stir things up! That was my biggest Ive gotten to the boat. Ive shot bigger but they got away. Its the same fish in the ice chest. 24 lbs.

These are old pictures. I haven't started shooting this year.
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GREAT JOB MAN!!!!!!!....IM JUST GIVING YOU A LITTLE CHIT........hehehehe
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SEE,SEE,,,,I TOLD YALL THIS WAS BS!!!!!!!!!hehehehehehe
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   pecka
You caught me Widow. I admit it. This is a photoshop. Im MUCH better looking than that. haha
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hehehehehe......Hey it's ok man we understand,,,,,oh and dont worry about them CHICKEN LEGS in the picture cheif IVE GOT a PAIR OF MY OWN......hehehehehe
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   swampmud
Maybe you shouldn’t worry about those chicken legs; maybe you should start concentrating on putting horns on those on those deer you posted this hunting season.
You’ll be the first complaining how they don’t have anymore deer!!!!! Step up man!!!!!!!
Let them walk you’ll be amazed at what will follow, and then you have something to be proud of to post instead of a few old does!!!!!!!!!!!!
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   swampmud
Temper!!!!Temper!!! Mr. Widowmaker!!!! Sounds like you don’t mine ribbing, just so it’s not your ribs!!!HaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHa!!!!!!!!!!
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   swampmud
Means man loosing wife, not sister loosing sister!!!!!!
LOL!!!!!!!!!!HaHaHa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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   swampmud
I sure took the heat off those chicken legs!!! HaHaHa I’m fishing too, looks like I caught me a feisty one! HaHaHa !!LoL!!!!!!!!!
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   swampmud
Wow!!!! It’s a miracle!!!!!! Looks like some post are Disappearing**** Disappearing***** Disappearing Disappearing**** Disappearing***** Disappearing
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What the???????????
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"How The West Was Won"...and as it goes in the wild-wild-west...along comes another that's the fastest draw ???????????...Hee Hee Hee !
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   swampmud
Don't you just love it!!!!!!!!!!
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YALL WATCH OUT I WASTE NO TIME AIMING......I JUST SHOOT FROM THE HIP!!!!!!!!hehehehehehe
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   swampmud
I'll stop at Burger King and get a set of fake horns that the kids wear on their head, I'll put them on, You won't hit me then!!!!!! You don't know what horns are!!!!!!!!
HaHaHaHaHa!!!! LOL!!!! HaHaHaHaHa
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Hey thats pretty funny chit rite there i dont care who you are.......Ahhh man the thought of you driving around with them horns on your head.......PRICELESS!!!!!
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Sounds like someone woke up on the wrong side of the Carp this morning!!!
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   Gurise
dangit,musta missed somthing..carp balls might be good!!let us know..hehe
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   Basin Bee
Where do you bowfish? do you have boat rig?
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