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Whitney carp #13110501 04/02/19 01:41 AM
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has anyone noticed carp moving up shallow in whitney? planning on taking a trip up there soon.


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Re: Whitney carp [Re: AvidOutdoors7] #13110532 04/02/19 02:14 AM
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Originally Posted by AvidOutdoors7
Iv started bowfishing recently (lots of fun) I am not a fan of leaving them on the bank, so keep what I shoot. Usually get gar and have heard that they are good eating. I also get carp from time to time. Does anyone have any recipes for gar or carp to share? food


https://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/12491389/recipes#Post12491389

I appreciate that you keep them and while there's no way to stop you all I can ask is that you don't kill the giants. If you want to learn to catch them on rod and reel I'd be happy to share info, don't have to keep them when you can release them in good health!


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Re: Whitney carp [Re: AvidOutdoors7] #13110540 04/02/19 02:25 AM
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I'm actually going to be fly fishing for them... and yes I'm releasing. Found that cleaning these guys are tough lol. I'm done with that.

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Re: Whitney carp [Re: AvidOutdoors7] #13110551 04/02/19 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by AvidOutdoors7
I'm actually going to be fly fishing for them... and yes I'm releasing. Found that cleaning these guys are tough lol. I'm done with that.


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Good to know, can never be too careful lol. Us carp guys go to great lengths to care for the fish and sharing info with people interested in killing them isn't exactly something we like to do. They should be moving in for the spawn here shortly, don't have any firsthand info though.


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Re: Whitney carp [Re: AvidOutdoors7] #13110555 04/02/19 02:33 AM
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Dunno if you've seen them, but there's lots of carp on the fly info in these magazines: Carp Pro Magazine

Good luck out there!


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Re: Whitney carp [Re: AvidOutdoors7] #13111129 04/02/19 05:57 PM
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Lol, thank you! I caught one only about 9lbs on the fly last fall and since then have wanted to feel a real giant on that little rod.


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Re: Whitney carp [Re: AvidOutdoors7] #13111487 04/03/19 12:12 AM
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They are definitely on the move. Just about everywhere I fished there were carp in the creeks and coves. They were driving me nuts.

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Originally Posted by topherdel
They are definitely on the move. Just about everywhere I fished there were carp in the creeks and coves. They were driving me nuts.


Catch a few and it'll change your mind completely! So many guys go from being bass or catfishermen, catch some carp and get totally addicted.


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Re: Whitney carp [Re: AvidOutdoors7] #13113990 04/04/19 11:20 PM
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I know! After that one small one I was done shooting them lol


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Re: Whitney carp [Re: AvidOutdoors7] #13128684 04/20/19 03:27 AM
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They are definitely up shallow at Whitney! We took a nice boat load, over 1500# in less than 4 hours. They were so shallow their back fins were out of the water. I'm not sure if they are interested in feeding right now, they were up to other things. Biggest buff was over 40#s and we had several gar over 4'. Good luck!


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Re: Whitney carp [Re: AvidOutdoors7] #13130388 04/22/19 01:44 PM
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If they are spawning, they arent interested in Eating.


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Re: Whitney carp [Re: AvidOutdoors7] #13131124 04/23/19 01:44 AM
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Nope, you're right. But we still caught 'em. So to speak.


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