Publisher Steve Hoffman and Kevin Morlock sight-fish for carp on the fly.
Carp taste great if iced immediately and eaten within 4 hours. Otherwise make Fish Cakes.
Terrific Video! And a terrific fish!
I fish for them all the time in NY Hudson River — bait, though, catch & release.
Everyone was proclaiming me as the "Carp King" — until another Club Member in Hudson River Fishermens Association caught a 38-1/2 lber last year – "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi" — I think that translates as "You're old news".
Of course, I'm back at it again this year. With larger channel cats also taking the same bait, how could it be better?
Got a Master Angler "Carp" patch from InFisherman some years back. Also a member of Carp Anglers Group.
Thanks for chance to comment.
How do you cook carp?
It is great to see carp becoming a part of our cultural heritage. They are super fun and are here to stay. And talk about a great way to hone your skills for flyrodding or spinning tackle!! GREAT STUFF!!!
Finally the old Carp is getting recognised. I spent half my teenage years dropping a grasshopper or worm in front of a lunker in hopes he would suck it in. When he does, particularly at close range, what a battle you will have. I remember fishing the weeds at Truman lake a few years ago reliving my teenage years, I had several boats wondering what kind of lunkers I was catching wading around in the weeds. They watched me drag in several fifteen pounders until they found out I was catching Carp. Oh well, when I was a kid they helped me feed our family. They are great eating if you know how to cook them, but thats another story.
Try smoking carp with brown sugar and onions. They are great for having friends over. We have also pickled them and they are are good, but should be eaten fairly quickly.