My buddies wrote this awesome article, thought I'd share it with you guys! These fish are massively underappreciated and are great sport, I thoroughly recommend giving them a try.https://premierangler.com/why-fish-for-buffalo-the-experts-share-their-knowledge/
The pursuit of carp angling brings with it several surprises โ primarily large, trophy-class fish caught in your local waters. Captures could range from pristine, richly colored common carp to the elusive, heavy-scaled mirror carp and even wild koi. In some states, however, adventurous anglers could encounter an entirely different species known as the buffalo.
These are not the coarsely coated, plains grazing buffalo you might be imagining, but one of three variants of a native sucker (namely the smallmouth buffalo, black buffalo, or, more rarely, the bigmouth buffalo). While angling techniques for carp align almost seamlessly with catching buffalo, there are a few adjustments the savvy angler can make to target this more subtle-to-bite cousin of carp that experimentation and experience can reveal.
The American Carp Society and its members have a remarkable passion for carp โ that goes without saying โ but we also have a very soft spot for the native buffalo and are just as pleased to catch, care for, appreciate, photograph and release a buffalo as we are a carp.
Throughout this article, you will learn a bit about this often overlooked species and experience the respect and value our members hold for buffalo and understand why they see a bounty of opportunity where otherโs may miss this awarding pursuit entirely.
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