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Old 07-09-2011, 19:06   #16
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Re: Carp Knocking on my boat

Do a cover of Judy Collins' Fairwell to Tarwathie with a carp rhythm chorus.
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Old 07-09-2011, 19:45   #17
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A couple of glasses of Chardonnay before bed should do the trick... Capt Phil
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Old 07-09-2011, 20:37   #18
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Is that the flyong carp? The invasive species in Illinois?
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Old 07-09-2011, 20:38   #19
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Re: Carp Knocking on my boat

i've got a horrible racoon problem here in tennessee.
i can ship you half a dozen of them no problem.
they'll sit on your swim platform and wrestle those carp into their lunch bucket.
of course they breed like rats.
then what do you do with a few dozen racoons in the engine room?
perhaps someone in florida with gators to eat the racoons . . . .
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Is that the flyong carp? The invasive species in Illinois?
It might be. This is the first year I've heard they were found in our area.
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lol no thanks to the raccoons!
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Old 07-09-2011, 22:53   #22
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It might be. This is the first year I've heard they were found in our area.
Unless they breed later up your way it's probably just meal time. They breed down here (southern coast of Lake Erie) around the middle of June and yes it is maddening. The ones we had this year were NOT asian carp but they are in the lake. Give them a little while and they'll be a major problem like the zebra mussels. An article I read said a particular ethnicity (specifics escape me) throws them in for good luck.

Hope the carp leave soon for you. It is obnoxious. I pour a 5 gal bucket of water out in the area to try and encourage them to move on but am rarely successful. I like the grenade idea but it would take me with it.
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Someone suggested filling a net pouch with corn and hang it off the dock. I'm going to try that.
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Please report back if it works!
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i have pet fish here in mazatlan.. they do eat some of the stuff off the bottom of the boat and they love cat food.
Do you feed them tuna?
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Re: Carp Knocking on my boat

We had the problem earlier in the spring on the Columbia River but they weren't bumping the bottom but were splashing under the bridge deck of our catamaran right under our bed, it was great to wake up to fish splashing around under the bed instigating in our bed. The carp breading season is over so it quit but they do clean the bottom regularly. They'll be back next year on your bottom
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Do you feed them tuna?
they get the dry cat foods my bubba spills on the floor and wont eat.
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I would tell you to drop some live power lines in the water to stun them but that would be bad.
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