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carpshooterdeluxe

another great carp shoot.

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carpshooterdeluxe

well instead of dragging lindys all day we decided to take advantage of the weather and get out the waders and bows for a little carp shooting. started out on a few bays on artichoke but the fish were deep and spooky. moved over to the west end of oliver and hit the jackpot. could have had a hundred fish day easy but we were passing up small males and shooting the big females. the buffalo were in really shallow spawning, and the carp were doing what carp do best; getting as shallow as possible dang near onto dry land sunning themselves. all in all we got 21 carp and 10 buffalo, with the two carp in the front of the picture going over 20 lbs.

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Ralph Wiggum

Nice job! The action is sure starting to heat up. Can't wait to get a day like that.

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Moses2531

Great work, its nice seeing some of those big rougies come outta the water!

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lawdog

What do you do with all those carp after you shoot them???

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carpshooterdeluxe

lawdog; we use the carp on bait piles for 'yotes, fertilizer, and sometimes an old man and his family i know will take the small ones and can them or smoke them or something.

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123fish

Well in the world of bow hunting carp it looks like you guys had world class action. Good job.

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Wallydog

Nice work Carpshooter,

30 years ago there was darn little water in the west end of "Long Lake".

WD

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Lowblazah

awesome...i think I need to convert my bow and pick up this sport.

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carpshooterdeluxe

wallydog; boise is a long way from western minnesota. must be a story there worth tellin?

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Wallydog

carp,

There are plenty of tales bout the Appleton area......many include carnage.

WD

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gws

Just curious if anybody has checked out Oliver for Walleyes this spring? My wife grew up on the south shore and we will be in the area visiting relatives soon and would like to give the lake a try.

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