Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by justingroves, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    10 or 12 lived
  2. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

  3. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    Carp are a garbage fish
  4. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    They are dangerous, especially when pulling a skier or tube or running the lake at night. They will jump in the wake of the boat into whatever you are towing and sometimes into the boat. I can't imagine the damage a population like that has to be doing to the ecosystem. They've tried bounties here and programs to help people learn to like eating them or to process them into pet food, but so far, it's really hard to get the genie back into the bottle.

    These are worse than garbage. They are a non-native waterborn equivalent to locusts. They are a plague on native fishstocks, aquatic vegetation, and recreational boaters.
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  5. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    bow fishing carp is fun.

    there is no reason to ever leave a carp in the water. I'm with you, toss every one of them into the brush. let the birds and raccoons have them.
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  6. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    Everyone I've shared fish stories with this year have agreed, the sharks are relentless and the seaweed is out of control thick.
  7. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    Wonder if the warming water is causing the seaweed to go wonkers.
  8. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    That's about the only thing I haven't done, but I have shot them like skeet when they get jumping in the backs of creeks.
  9. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Shark week has been good.
  10. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    not directly, they think it is due to higher nutrient levels in amazon river discharge and upwelling off of Africa. The nutrients aspect may be due to increased use of fertilizer, land use changes, or something else. they aren't sure. Much warmer water temps seem to negatively affect sargassum, but this is something that is only now getting a lot of research.

    they do see reason to believe this may be a new normal, as these blooms leave larger seed populations for the next year.

    The Atlantic had a good article on this on July 4th, you can probably find it online
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  11. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    It's that time again... image000000_16.jpg

    This year, to increase the degree of difficulty, I am doing it in a ski boat with a 9yeqr old.
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  12. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    I can tell by the responses that everybody is itching to know how it went, so I'll tell you--we caught one good fish and two little ones. The good fish was delicious. Also, I am missing a jug, and I'm pretty sure somebody found it in the middle of the lake and stole a fish off of it. Who would do such a thing?

    Anyway, it was a little different running the jugs with a 9 year old rather than with a grownup and a bunch of beer, but it was fun. If I can locate a decent boat to do it in, I will try again in the fall. I'm also going to make every new jug out of a pool noodle going forward. It just makes managing hooks and lines a lot easier.
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