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Tyler Holm

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

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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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Another nice job. grin.gif

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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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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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nate, you are a roughy kind of guy!

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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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well in that case!! grin.gif

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

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

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good point

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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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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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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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