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SKIPPERS KID

Who has done this? I just started the last 2- days I shot my first one after 7 missed then I got one on the 8th try. Well today I got one on my 2nd shot and then missed three and then I got one about 30 pounds. This is a great sport and lots of fun smile.gif. Just looking for some one to go carp hunting with if you do let me now or if you want to get into let me now. I sure am glad I got into this sport.

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cooke350

It sounds like a lot of fun. Last weekend, we saw a bunch of them cruising around in about 6" of water. It was really cool to watch & some of them were huge!

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Wellesy

Say, this isn't Pat is it?

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Doop

Hey Skipper...it is very addicting isn't it!? I got into it with a guy I teach school with and he got me into it. Where do you go? Are there lots of carp where you are? We generally go to the Detroit Lakes area but the lake we used to go to...well the numbers of carp are going down...and we are looking for a new lake. 30 pound plus fish are definitely what we are looking for...we'd love to share a boat with you!

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SKIPPERS KID

Doop, There lots of them and I do not see any body shooting them confused.gif. I am hooked I got the boat set for them now shooting platform in front and in back. There are lots of 30+pounders on the St.Louis river we should hook up some time. Addicting I can not believe I have not started sooner what a way to spend a day on the water. I do not now if we can post photos here of dead carp I will ask frank. They are BIG smile.gif.

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addict

Hi, i agree with you, it sure is a fun sport. I have always gone down to mille lacs, or on southern lakes, but living near duluth it is a big drive. If you don't mind sharring, where do the carp hang out on the Louis? I have thought about checking out the marshes up near oliver and gary, or would i be smart hanging around the port area?

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SKIPPERS KID

The carp are over in the river they are shallow and spawning you can see them splashing I been in the spirit lake area myself I have gotten 5 in three times out. I go for two hours at a time I shot four times today and got Two nice Big carp 20-to- 25 pounds. This was my third time doing this and I can not wait to go again smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif.

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cooke350

Yeah, it sure is! It's been a long time, how's it going Jason? I couldn't find your email, shoot me one when you get a chance at cooke350@msn.com.

As for the carp hunting, is there a special license required to do this?

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EatSleepFish

Is it possible to hook one of these beasts on hook and line? I've heard they're not easy to get to bite, or for that matter, land one...

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SKIPPERS KID

All you need is your fishing license thats all and I shot you a email cool.gif 4 times out and I am up to 7 carp not bad for a first timer. It is just like Deer hunting But with out the drag of the deer grin.gif;.

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rjl

I would love to go with you. Please e-mail @ rjloeh@localnet.com Been doing this for over 20 years, and I never get tired of it. I would imagine now is prime time?

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SKIPPERS KID

Rjl, Welcome to the forum I sent you a email I will be out a lot this week cool.gif.

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Bkenrt

What time of day is usually the best, I just got a new bowfishing bow and want to give it a try tomorrow.

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SKIPPERS KID

I like 9am-- to 5-- pm I hope frank can post the photos I sent him we will see best of luck it is fun smile.gif. I will be out in the am. Till noon.

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Bkenrt

Thanks I will be out there today, searching for some carp.

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Bkenrt

Got only 6 today, Missed a ton, But I did get one 32lbs

It was fun

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SKIPPERS KID

BKenrt, Glad you had fun so did I and others we had a great shoot they are really going now smile.gif. I can not wait till the am to get back out there to shoot some more cool.gif. May the target be in my site shoot strait to all smirk.gif.

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kevheads

here's how we do it now down here in Illinois.

Illinois bowfishing

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SKIPPERS KID

I would like to come down for this confused.gif. Could I get some help from you smile.gif. Let me now and I will be-there.

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Bkenrt

I've seen that on tv, looks like a blast.

We went out again this afternoon with no luck. Not sure what happened to all the fish. Friday the water was boiling with them. Today there was nothing. I did see a few turn up some mud out in the deeper water when the boat scared them. The ones I got Friday had lots of eggs in them so I would think they would still be in the spawn. How long do they spawn for?? Can you bowfish at night on the st.louis ?

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Bkenrt

If you ever looking for someone to go or anyone wants to go let me know

Bkenrt@aol.com

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SKIPPERS KID

We went out today for 2 hours and got five carp and one still was full of egg's I can not wait to go again cool.gif. Here are the ones we got saterday.

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Northlander

So what ya going to do with all that crap? I mean carp. Thats a lot of smokin to do.

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SKIPPERS KID

I am giving them to the zoo. The bears like them so I was told and they go to good use. I would not eat them out of the river confused.gif. But they are fun to hunt and it ok to miss some to just less I have to take to the zoo.

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LoonASea

Now thats a lot of fertilizer!!!!!! laugh.giflaugh.gif

Good job Tom,,,,so those carp would seem some what old,,,is there any wories about contamination from the old days in the river???

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