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Old 04-22-2019, 03:20 PM   #51
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Alive?! My daughter would have them in an aquarium before I could get to clubbin’


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Oh yea! You don't have to worry about clubbing them. They do that free of charge for you..hahaha
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Old 04-22-2019, 03:20 PM   #52
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Depends on the species. Grass carp are very good eating. Common carp from a clear running stream is also good when canned and made into fish patties like we do with salmon.
Buffalo fish are better than carp and also need to be taken from clear running water to not have a muddy taste. Buffalo also make good fish patties. Eat with generous drops of lemon juice and Louisiana hot sauce.
In South Dallas carp are known as Bugle Mouth bass or Trinity River Salmon.
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:04 PM   #53
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Depends on the species. Grass carp are very good eating. Common carp from a clear running stream is also good when canned and made into fish patties like we do with salmon.
Buffalo fish are better than carp and also need to be taken from clear running water to not have a muddy taste. Buffalo also make good fish patties. Eat with generous drops of lemon juice and Louisiana hot sauce.
In South Dallas carp are known as Bugle Mouth bass or Trinity River Salmon.
Go to a baited dock on the lake, take a single hook and load it with whole kernel corn and put a weight about 12 to 18 inches above the hook and drop it to the bottom on reel the line tight. Wait for the ror tip to start bobbing up and down, you will see them nibbling on it seeing if they want to take it, when the tip of the rods really bends, set the hook. Caught a ton of carp like this as a young man, but better tie the rod to the railing or they will take it in a heartbeat. Seen it too many times. Fun times!
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:59 PM   #54
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Do you people understand the risk of eating freshwater fish raw ceviche style?
The acid in from the citrus cooks it. Not a big deal.
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:23 PM   #55
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No but it's great cut bait for bluecats!!
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:29 PM   #56
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You misspelled crappie. It’s crappie not carp.
No I’ve never but I’m always up for an adventure.
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Old 04-23-2019, 07:49 AM   #57
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I watched a show awhile back and they were catching and cleaning carp, they sliced the carp cross ways about an inch thick, I guess they cut between the ribs, then they cooked them, they were ranting and raving about how great they were.
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Old 04-23-2019, 07:57 AM   #58
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Never eaten a carp, don't plan on starting. Freaking things are nasty, stink to high heaven, etc... No thanks.
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:05 AM   #59
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Go to a baited dock on the lake, take a single hook and load it with whole kernel corn and put a weight about 12 to 18 inches above the hook and drop it to the bottom on reel the line tight. Wait for the ror tip to start bobbing up and down, you will see them nibbling on it seeing if they want to take it, when the tip of the rods really bends, set the hook. Caught a ton of carp like this as a young man, but better tie the rod to the railing or they will take it in a heartbeat. Seen it too many times. Fun times!
Nothing more fun that watching a 5 or 6 year old kid trying to reel in a 15lb red tail carp on 8 lb line. Carp are pound for pound the strongest fighting fish in fresh water and don't tire out easily. Most times the kid gives out before the carp does.

Chum with cream style corn and fish with whole kernel corn works great. Right now carp are spawning against the banks most places around here. Great fun catching these beasts. A 20-25 lb carp is the toughest fight you will ever have on light tackle. They just keep on pulling.
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:35 AM   #60
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Isn't that the truth! They eat some strange things. My wife works by China town and we occasionally shop in the Asian markets. I know where to get soft shell turtles and frogs if your looking!

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Old 04-23-2019, 08:40 AM   #61
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Carp is pretty good. We had it as a Coubiyon. Pretty good eating. I haven't had one in a while.
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Old 04-23-2019, 11:02 AM   #62
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Isn't that the truth! They eat some strange things. My wife works by China town and we occasionally shop in the Asian markets. I know where to get soft shell turtles and frogs if your looking!

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Jusgo Market on Bellaire?
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Old 04-23-2019, 11:33 AM   #63
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Jusgo Market on Bellaire?
No, this was a brand new store called greatwall supermarket. Its in a new shopping center right there at beltway 8 and bellaire. Iv been to jusgo and they have all sorts of live stuff. They had small live sturgeon the last time I was there.
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:21 PM   #64
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The acid in from the citrus cooks it. Not a big deal.
Not quite. Freshwater fish carry tapeworm larva, which are not killed by the acid in ceviche. https://honest-food.net/ceviche-reci...y-parasites-2/

Can be made safe with a long trip in a cold freezer, but still not for me. And this is from a guy that brings sushi rice and soy sauce on the boat for an offshore trip.
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:27 PM   #65
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Never ate it.
Not that I would be against trying it, just never crossed my mind as something to do.
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Old 04-23-2019, 03:15 PM   #66
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I've eaten a bunch of carp. They're pretty much the garbanzo bean of fish.
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Old 04-23-2019, 03:46 PM   #67
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Had some kind of carp in Beijing once and it was one of the best meals I had when I was there... Went with some "locals" and they ordered everything... Tried it back home here in Houston where you can get some of the best Chinese food on the planet... it didn't go so well... Never tried it again.

Like others have posted, there are too many other good fish available to eat for me to have to eat carp... Bout as close as I'll ever get will be to cut it up and turn it into a blue cat...
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Old 04-23-2019, 05:12 PM   #68
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Depends on the species. Grass carp are very good eating.
^^^THIS^^^

Used to catch them on Tender-chunks dog food...it stays on the hook fairly well. They put up a great fight and often jump.
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:20 AM   #69
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When I was younger, my dad would gut & scale them. Then my mom would cook them in a pressure cooker and can them with tomato sauce.

My dad and I would take a jar with us when we would go fishing and eat them on crackers.
They were a tasty lil treat, taste like tuna fish but much cheaper.
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:41 AM   #70
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Pressure cooked just like salmon made into paddies and fried not to bad.
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:47 AM   #71
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They don't even make good bait. imo
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:48 PM   #72
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Think I'll pass....
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