I was out at my buddies boat slip on Lewisville,the crappie would not bite. I kept seeing these torpedoes slowly cruising the murky shallows by the bank. I threw my jig with no bites, my buddy said they were carp. So I changed to a tiny treble mashed up stale easter cookies and hotdog buns and cast up near the bank. I caught what I think is a buffalo fish and a carp. WHAT A HOOT!
I get it now. Crappie fishing for dinner is OK. They do not fight very hard. But when I hooked a 4-5# fish on 6# line and a "noodley" crappie rod..........I had a smile that almost split my head. I swear my face muscles hurt today from smiling so much last night.
I have read this forum and always said I will try to catch a carp but never really did. I am "hooked" pun intended. I had a several bites and will have to learn when to set the hook. Most bites I just pulled up a fingernail size scale skewered on the hook or fought them on for a second or two then they come off. I think I set too early.
So is this a buffalo fish? I will keep reading all of you guys posts and learning. THANKS!