Winter Carp

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Let's start here. Like every other preconception about the common carp, the notion that this is a warm water fish is patently false. I’ve caught them every month of the year. In South Dakota. I’ve caught them, in numbers, while it snowed. I’ve caught them in...



Choosing Carp Flies: What Are They Eating?

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by Dan Frasier "IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHERE TO START WITHOUT INTIMATELY KNOWING THE WATER AND FISH YOU ARE ABOUT TO CHASE, CARP WILL WHIP YOUR ASS." John Gierach, in his book Death, Taxes and Leaky Waders, writes about expertizing. That is, acting the part...



The In-Law’s Bass Pond

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"The pond was full of those great lily pads, and I guess that's where the problem started." I guess I should be happy, but I'm not. Ever since my in-laws moved to South Carolina the compulsory visits have had a silver lining. I discovered a little bass pond...



Why Travel For Great Lakes Carp?

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By Jason Tucker Everyone has a bucket list. For most of us that includes the Bahamas or a similar destination for bonefish. Carp fishing the flats in the Great Lakes should also be on that list. Why? Crystal clear water in an other-worldly setting. Once you get out...



Carp Czar

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I recently had the great pleasure of spending a day carp fishing with my friend Bruce Smithhamer. It was every bit as challenging as promised. The fish were gearing up for the spawn and were lock jawed. We would have gone fish-less if not for...