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Tyler Holm

Carpin at Silver Lake Report - 3/25/07 (4 pics)

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Tyler Holm    0
Tyler Holm

We basically had to find an area out of the wind. The carp that hit today, hit very well and hard. Whole kernel sweet corn on the bottom was the trick. #4 or #2 hook filled with corn.

We caught 7 total carp and I even hit 1 crappie (possibly the biggest crappie I’ve ever caught out of Silver Lake). The carp ranged from 3-5lbs. Nick hit the biggest carp of the day, but it slipped down the bank before we could snap a photo.

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Andy (crazyice)

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Dan Thiem    0
Dan Thiem

Another nice job. grin.gif

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Meaney    0
Meaney

I will never understand why people "target" carp...I just find them repulsive. grin.gif

Anyways, nice pics and keep them coming in

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nate larson

Nice pics! That crappie is a monster. I haven't been fishing for carp in a few years. Definately looks like a good time!

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Meaney    0
Meaney

nate, you are a roughy kind of guy!

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crazyice

Tell ya what, I had never targeted them either until that day, but man was it fun when they hit!!

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Back in High School, carp fishing was about the only game around where i grew up. I tell you what, take an ultra lite with 4 lb test and latch onto some 5-10 lb carp. You'll learn in a big hurry how too fight big fish. When i was young i learned too backreel fighting those beasts.

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Meaney    0
Meaney

well in that case!! grin.gif

I might have to give it a try then.....do you eat carp too?

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smg04    0
smg04

eat carp? yuck! i wouldn't even et a nice crappie out of silver lake

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Meaney    0
Meaney

good point

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lookincalifornia

hey ty, what do you do with your carp? i've always released mine, but i know alot of people who frown on that.

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Tyler Holm

All the fish above were released. That's what I normally do.

I fish a couple carp tourneys every year that are designed to remove carp for the waters, and in those cases we give all our carp to a hog farmer. I guess those hogs just love them.

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bronzeback01

I used to do a lot of carpin' when I lived in Rochester. Used to catch a pile of them out of Silver Lake. Next time you plan on goin drop me a line, I might drive down. In the dead of summer during and emediately after a good rain was always the best time.

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