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#12759955 - 05/17/18 09:39 PM Can I string carp up like bass?
Daniel Mtanous Offline
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Registered: 09/08/15
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Loc: Desoto,Texas
I started stringing bass and crappie by puncturing the bottom of the lip as this should keep them alive a lot longer than going through the gills.

Can I safely string a carp by going under the lips or would it cause them to rip their lips off?

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#12760048 - 05/17/18 11:08 PM Re: Can I string carp up like bass? [Re: Daniel Mtanous]
TXMulti-Species Offline
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Registered: 11/01/17
Posts: 306
Loc: DFW
I've seen people do it, but you can also get a keepnet to store the fish in, it's designed to keep them in the best condition to release at the end of fishing, but of course you could use it to create less stress on the fish to make them tastier for the table as well. In keeping carp, I'd recommend that you only keep the ones that are 10lb and below, they'll taste better and have less heavy metals in their meat which could be dangerous if consumed.
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#12760081 - 05/18/18 12:08 AM Re: Can I string carp up like bass? [Re: Daniel Mtanous]
Daniel Mtanous Offline
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Registered: 09/08/15
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Loc: Desoto,Texas
the ones i get i have been putting in a cooler. it supposed to make the taste better.

i'm fishing at cedar hill state park if you know some spots.

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#12760098 - 05/18/18 01:33 AM Re: Can I string carp up like bass? [Re: Daniel Mtanous]
TXMulti-Species Offline
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Registered: 11/01/17
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Originally Posted By: Daniel Mtanous
the ones i get i have been putting in a cooler. it supposed to make the taste better.

i'm fishing at cedar hill state park if you know some spots.


Never fished Joe Pool outside of the Lynn Creek Marina very briefly, so I wouldn't know exactly where to go. Try a windblown bank!
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New to angling. Catch and release. The dream - to catch at least one of every species in our great state (if I can manage to resist carp)!
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/

PB Common - 20lb 6oz
PB Ghost - 13lb 9oz
PB Koi - 9lb
PB Smallmouth Buffalo - 28lb 12oz

"Take only memories, leave only footprints, kill only time."

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