Garners Carp Dancer

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CARP ARE A NOTORIOUSLY PICKY FISH. Anyone who's thrown a fly at carp can tell you what a frustrating experience it can be. Fortunately our resident warm water expert Garner Reid has a solution. The Carp Dancer. The carp dancer is tied on a curved shank hook...

Carp, Enough of the Golden Bones

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Sub-title- It’s Time to Give Carp Their Due Some time back—I believe 15-20 years ago—anglers in Traverse City, Michigan, began calling carp “Golden Bones,” and things haven’t been the same since. Traverse City is a big city/small town set at the end of the twin arms of...

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...

Finding the Hidden Carp

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By Dan Frazier “FLASH YOUR BREAK LIGHTS A THOUSAND TIMES BEFORE WE TURN OFF OR THE CAR BEHIND YOU WILL SMASH INTO YOUR REAR END,” TREVOR YELLED THROUGH MY PHONE. I was following him through downtown Denver at 50 mph on our way to a second spot...

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...

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