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xangief

What kind of carp is this?

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trappingaddiction

I am going to guess its a koi.

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Walleye Guy

That fish costs about $200 at your local garden center!!!

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Jarrid Houston

GROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tator2k

I know a few folks that would love to throw that in their backyard ponds.

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lakesbison

what kind is this? caught on ottertail river.

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Jarrid Houston

again GROSS!!!

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OnAFly

That looks like a bigmouth buffalo that hasn't been eating well lately.

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Carp-fisher

Thats freakin awesome man. What are people throwing in the rivers in St. Paul?

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JBMasterAngler

Where and how did you catch that koi?

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RumRiverRat

That is the Dam on the Rum River in Anoka.

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fishuhalik

That's crazy! I've never seen a koi that big in the wild. You should post that pic up in the roughfish section, i'm sure alotta guys would get a kick out of it.

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mrklean

i know there are koi in lake george up in st cloud, why are people putting them in the rivers????

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MN BassFisher

I'm surprised it survived!!

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Ctrl_Alt_Dlt

thats a beautiful fish! I would have kept it to raise in pond

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scott b

It's an invasive. I hope you killed it?

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fishuhalik

I don't think they're really considered an invasive species. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think they can last the winter or spawn? I've just never heard of a lake that actually has a population of more than a couple fish

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jac714

Someone released a couple in a small lake my folks live on, after a few years there was an orange cloud that moved about the lake, that is until the birds figured out those bright orange things were edible.

No more goldfish in lake.

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fishuhalik

No kidding? Just don't tell my wife I was wrong, she'll love it...

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jac714

It was somewhat unnerving to see this school of orange fish swimming around the lake. I don't know how the Herons discovered these guys were good to eat but it took them (the Herons) about a week to wipe out the school, I did not watch it but a reliable source (Mom) said she had never seen that many Herons on the lake and all concentrated around the "Orange Cloud" for about a week and then no more goldfish in the lake.

They were in there for at least 3 years I can remember.

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leech~~

again GROSS!!!

Jarrid, One mans Carp is another mans Walleye! You just aren't seening the beauty of these fish! grin

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lakesbison

the pic I posted was a Bigmouth Buffalo fish??

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fishuhalik

yes sir lakebison. %100 sure. a skinny one at that! nice catch though, I've never got one

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MN BassFisher

I've only seen one caught, by my cousin. And he was reeling it in and foul hooked it. Put up one heck of a fight. That one and this picture look a lot different but I think this one is just very skinny! It's eyes look like cartoon eyes too. Ha.

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catfreak

Xangief, that's an awesome catch. I think it is technically called a butterfly koi, but someone correct me if I'm wrong. I think I may have seen that koi a few years back. It was about 4 or 5 years ago, and the fish was about half that size. I was at the park where the Rum flows into the Miss about a quarter mile downstream from the dam. Kinda cool to think that it may have been the same fish. And I don't know what's gross about it, looks like a beautiful fish to me.

Mrklean, someone released one below the St. Cloud dam at some point as well. I saw it swimming around this spring, just couldn't get it to bite. lol

And fishuhalik, I'm not sure about spawning, but they can absolutely survive the winter. They are basically the exact same thing as a carp. They are an extremely hardy fish.

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