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Contributors to this thread:
Merriam 30-May-24
midwest 30-May-24
csalem 30-May-24
t-roy 30-May-24
Stoneman 31-May-24
Bowboy 31-May-24
Corax_latrans 01-Jun-24
Beav 01-Jun-24
Supernaut 01-Jun-24
fdp 01-Jun-24
Corax_latrans 01-Jun-24
midwest 01-Jun-24
Beav 01-Jun-24
Corax_latrans 01-Jun-24
t-roy 01-Jun-24
Beav 01-Jun-24
Stoneman 01-Jun-24
Stoneman 02-Jun-24
Merriam 02-Jun-24
t-roy 02-Jun-24
From: Merriam
30-May-24

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We have been out a few times this year and my son has had a couple of good shoots. We’re hoping to add some more throughout the summer. Hopefully he lets me shoot a few too.

From: midwest
30-May-24
Nice work!!

From: csalem
30-May-24
Great stuff. Looks like a really good time

From: t-roy
30-May-24
Good stuff, Merriam!

From: Stoneman
31-May-24
Merriam, great way to spend time with your son!

From: Bowboy
31-May-24
Nicely done.

01-Jun-24
Do you have a good use for those carcasses? Every time I think about bowfishing, I wonder what the hell I would do with them….

From: Beav
01-Jun-24
We eat the bigheads! Delicious! Good work Martian!

From: Supernaut
01-Jun-24
Outstanding!

From: fdp
01-Jun-24
The river we normally blowfish was too low early in the spring, now it's too high. Nice hall there.

01-Jun-24
If the water’s clean enough to eat them, that’s a whole lot of meat there!

Most places I have lived, carp are usually on the Do Not Eat list…. Especially the bigger ones. And my yard is not big enough to bury them…

From: midwest
01-Jun-24

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Big difference between the omnivorous common carp and the plankton eating bighead carp. No comparison except for having "carp" in their name.

From: Beav
01-Jun-24
Yes huge difference!

01-Jun-24
Just TRAGIC that you can’t catch ‘em on flies….

But bowfishing will do. I think there are a few places in-state where they were stocked (sterile individuals, I think) to clean up some weed issues and now the DEEP is trying to get people to catch & remove them…. Those are probably Amurs, though….

Hmmm….

From: t-roy
01-Jun-24
Merriam……..are you guys shooting them from a boat or from the shore?

From: Beav
01-Jun-24
Coral those are triploid grass carp. Also way different than plankton eating bigheads.

From: Stoneman
01-Jun-24
Grass carp are a blast to shoot but I won’t be eating one anytime soon…

From: Stoneman
02-Jun-24

From: Merriam
02-Jun-24
We've eaten them and the meat is very good. I need a few of the guys on here to give me an in person lesson on cleaning around those bones sometime. I'm tired of my phone stinking while I watch YouTube videos while I try to clean them. The rest get fed to m a friend's pigs and compost pile at his farm. We're pretty lucky that's on our way home from the river.

T-roy, we shot them from a boat. I welded a platform out of my kids old trampoline. The welds on it would make a shop teacher cry, but it's redneckery has served us pretty well.

From: t-roy
02-Jun-24
Ha!…I’m a bit of a mud dauber myself, when it comes to welding.

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