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Old 06-11-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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When I was a kid...way back...don't ask.... we were told that the method one should use to cook a carp is to place it on a board, roast it in the oven, take it our, throw away the carp and eat the board. The word (urban myth?) was that they were all bones and thus a pain to pick through.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:10 PM
 
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We're from CO, but got tired of the mess that the state has become. Fishing had become such an endeavor to do, and most of the time it wasn't even worth it due to small stocked fish and many clueless people partying, thinking they were in a mountain dew ATV/motorcycle commercial, being blocked in at trailheads, etc. we stopped fishing and soon after moved.

Now we have many fishing opportunities within 20 minutes, not to mention a far lower cost of living and much nicer people.

Colorado was a fun place to look at and see select pictures of though.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:09 PM
 
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Colorado has awarded "Gold Medal Trout Medal" fishing status to the upper reaches of the Arkansas River.

Excerpt: "...The stretch of water reach is 102 miles long from the confluence with the Lake Fork of the Arkansas River, near Leadville, downstream to Parkdale at the U.S. 50 bridge that cross over the river..."
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:14 AM
 
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I see Colorado also has a tiger trout program going on. OP - have you managed to land one? They are a very pretty fish and supposed to be a good fighter.
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:33 PM
 
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lovethehighcountry,

Finally stumbled across the "carp" talk on this thread, couldn't resist posting my picture of "CarpZilla" for you ...from 2013.



Carp fishing is growing in popularity here in Colorado in leaps and bounds. I am constantly surprised by the amount possitive letters and posts I receive from anglers here and their passion for fishing for carp. I am looking forwards to the 2014 season to see what amazing captures come from our local waters.

Tight-Lines,
John
CarpQuest
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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We had a joke back in Maryland about a fish called the Shad. Every spring the Shad would run and there'd be Planked Shad and Shad Roe. Shad Planking cookouts were big social events; the fish would be cooked on a wood plank. The joke was that you then threw away the Shad and ate the damned plank as it would be better eating than the fish.

Always heard that carp were terrible fish for eating. Anyone ever ate Carp? Any good?
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:45 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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Once. I must admit to being underwhelmed by the taste. A carp is just an over-grown gold fish. If you like going after bottom feeders, I suggest catfish instead.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:17 PM
 
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Personally i've never eaten one, though I hear that they can taste quite good - when prepared correctly.

Now, how to prepare them, that's a whole different story ! Given they were originally introduced to the USA as a food source, it is unfortunate they never caught on more. There are a few places in the country already that harvest carp and prepare them either for export, or for local consumption.

However you view the carp, whether you catch them with rod & reel and release them, hunt them down for food, carp are a very underutilized resource in our waters.

In Germany carp are a common table fare, especially around the holiday's. Many sources would recommend allowing the carp to first rest in fresh/clean water, prior to culling and eating, helps to get rid of the more "muddy" taste some complain they have. There are a plethora of recipes out there for "silver fin" that are commonly eaten in the Asian community.

Do remember, there is a huge difference between the plankton eating menace, the bighead carp, the silver carp (the ones you see flying out the water to impale unwary boaters), from the common carp. Not all carp are created equal.

Kind Regards,
John
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:09 PM
 
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OK, so this fisherman is out in a boat one day, sitting on the rim of the boat and his wallet falls out of his pocket into the water. A carp comes up and grabs the wallet. He swims a ways, then spits the wallet out. Another carp grabs it and swims away. The fisherman's partner in the boat watches in amazement and exclaims, "Look! Carp to carp walleting."

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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Oh, quit your carping!
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