Being the big Carp guy that you are, I talked to a guy in Denver that belongs to a spearfishing club (yeh I wondered about that too) that chase Carp all over the mid west. Obviously they're not catch and release, but not everybody feels the same way we do. Mark
I'm not against hunting at all but killing just to kill for self gratification and ego is lame as hell. What does one do with all the dead carp? If they are eating them, fine, we have scads of Carp so have at it. I've seen piles of them in a foul rotting mess at Clear Lake that just didn't make sense.
Btw, spear fishing is usually sub surface and those guys usually target fish for the table. Its completely different than bow hunting carp. I dont have any issues with spear fishing and meet up with them at are local ports from time to time. All of the ones I've met were pretty nice guys.
Well, some fishing was destroyed for a day recently by some teenage bowfishers. I sternly told them to keep their distance but as soon as I left to try elsewhere they came back. This pond has large carp washed in from the nearby Snake River and it is a cool one so they rarely spawn. So there is a finite amount in my mind. There are grass carp there to control vegetation and though I didn't see one taken they are the most likely seen near the top. I shot a few as kid and realized the folly of my ways. Wasting wildlife is a moral no go, even sanctioned culling of invasive species here and there should be put to use. And, very pretty picture of the carp with the fly.Gregg
Those two pics are very artful. Almost look like Japanese paintings.Can you supply some info on the fly, David ?
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