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 Post subject: Carp fishing in the Allegheny......
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 9:54 pm 
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This last inning, I guy was fishing and caught a fish. It was pretty funny and Wlalkie had some good quips. He got pretty excited. Then our play by play guy, who's name I can never remember, started trying to identify it. He thought it was a bass or walleye. Sorry dude, just one of the Allegheny's finest residents, the carp. I caught many of them in my youth on the Allegheny way up in NY. We used to use a secret doughball recipe and use big salmon fly rods. Always wanted to bring Curt Gowdy and the American Sportsman TV show to town and do a show on trophy carp fishing. We used to throw a couple on the bank for the wild life and weren't shy about breaking into our one friend's car and hiding one under his passenger seat of his '70 Caddy. It must have been the Molson.


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 Post subject: Re: Carp fishing in the Allegheny......
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:00 pm 
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I was chuckling myself as it was first IDed as a catfish, then a Walleye, then either a small or largemouth bass. Carps be ugly sumbitches.


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 Post subject: Re: Carp fishing in the Allegheny......
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:10 pm 
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Not only ugly, but they eat just about anything.

Anyone ever been to the spillway at Pymatuning? What a spectacle!


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 Post subject: Re: Carp fishing in the Allegheny......
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:16 pm 
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BBF wrote:
Not only ugly, but they eat just about anything.

Anyone ever been to the spillway at Pymatuning? What a spectacle!


Yeah, there's been talk about ending that gluttonous frenzy because it's harmful to the environment (don't ask me why, don't know). They still allow it, but the clock is ticking.........


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 Post subject: Re: Carp fishing in the Allegheny......
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:18 pm 
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Argentum wrote:
BBF wrote:
Not only ugly, but they eat just about anything.

Anyone ever been to the spillway at Pymatuning? What a spectacle!


Yeah, there's been talk about ending that gluttonous frenzy because it's harmful to the environment (don't ask me why, don't know). They still allow it, but the clock is ticking.........


Damn hippies.

My dad would always throw an entire, unsliced loaf of stale French bread in and watch it bounce around like a volleyball as they tried to gum it.


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 Post subject: Re: Carp fishing in the Allegheny......
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:16 pm 
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The elusive Giant Brown Goldfish.


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 Post subject: Re: Carp fishing in the Allegheny......
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And Walk liked the fact that the fishermen practiced "catch and release." That may have been due in part to the fact that carp is damn near inedible for people.


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 Post subject: Re: Carp fishing in the Allegheny......
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 3:53 am 
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For whatever reason, the MLB feed I received was the TV commentary, which doesn't properly describe the plays without any pictures.
When they spent long minutes discussing the fishing guy it got even more frustrating.

I always remember the carp that hung around the Clipper dock at Station Square, all thrusting their open mouths to the surface in the expectation of receiving food from the passengers.

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