Carp Slayer

The previous weekend was beautiful.  Rich decided to put that fishing license to good use and go down to the river to try his hand at catching something.  Around here, the drum and other fish tend to run plentiful.  Rich has been learning to fish for carp.  These fish tend to stay toward the bottom and do not come up to the middle to see anything that floats.  Also, they tend to be very picky about what they will try for.

Rich has been mixing his own carp bait.  It’s a secret recipe at this point.  Something to do with cornmeal, maple flavoring and a lot of other stuff that gives it texture and flavor. It must work though.  Rich has been successful in getting them to bite.

Over the last few years, Rich has managed to catch a few.  There was the story of the big one that got away though.  I’m thinking that yes, it was a big fish.  However, it might go the way of many a fish story and just get bigger and bigger with the telling.

Not so with the fish Rich brought home the other weekend.  As pictures show, one was pretty large.  Rick had his feet in the picture for scale.  Keep in mind, Rick wears a 13.

After prepping the fish, Rich froze them until Memorial Day weekend.  He fired up the smoker and cooked some fish.  Not too bad either.

 

Fisherman returns with his catch of the day.
Fisherman returns with his catch of the day.
Rich holding the big guy.  Nice job.
Rich holding the big guy. Nice job.
A pair of nice sized carp.
A pair of nice sized carp.
Rick giving us scale for the largest of the two.
Rick giving us scale for the largest of the two.
Sascha was watchful as they flopped around.
Sascha was watchful as they flopped around.
Preparing the fish for the envitable.
Preparing the fish for the envitable.
Smaller of the two, minus the head.
Smaller of the two, minus the head.

 

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