Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
tlh2865, mdcoblentz, frederjj, Fivealive, Matt Roberts
14949 Registered Users
Forum Stats
14951 Members
36 Forums
34598 Topics
473008 Posts

Max Online: 1039 @ 03/28/13 02:44 PM
Top Posters
esshup 23906
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 18868
Dave Davidson1 13031
Theo Gallus 12327
Who's Online
8 registered (Shorty, TGW1, Mike Schmitt, sprkplug, Jim Wetzel, SetterGuy, xraytrapper, Alamoses), 91 Guests and 396 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#469971 - 04/20/17 10:33 AM Catmandoo writes about grass carp
Bob Lusk Offline
Editor, Pond Boss Magazine
Lunker

Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 3015
Loc: Whitesboro, Texas
Each month, we add an article in the Moderator's Corner of the www.pondboss.com website. Take a look at Catmandoo's article and learn more about using grass carp. Also take a look at the other articles in that section. If you haven't subscribed to the magazine, we invite each of you to do so. In the meantime, enjoy Catmandoo's experience and knowledge. We appreciate having him as a moderator.


http://www.pondboss.com/news/moderators-corner/grass-carp----yes-no-maybe
_________________________
Counting Down to Pond Boss VII Conference & Expo.
Register Now!!
http://www.pondboss.com/item.asp?id=152&r=store%3Fc%3D14

Top
#469972 - 04/20/17 11:05 AM Re: Catmandoo writes about grass carp [Re: Bob Lusk]
Leo Nguyen Offline


Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 218
Loc: California
Very nice article.

We have plenty of issues with grass carps here in California. As the article stated, once they reach around 20 to 24 inches, they become extremely lazy. Those who don't remove the grown one to replace with younger ones, there will be massive issues to come later. Use them with extreme caution. As the list indicated, mechanical removal must be the first method, in conjunction to source control. The source is the introduction of nutrients into the pond. If the pond is used to intercept nutrients run-offs, then you have no choice but to deploy various method to mechanically extract the weeds and algae. Always remember that there are compounding effects when applying blockers/capping agents and herbicides.

My family and I use our hunting bows to convert them to carp hunting bows. Every season, we assist the lake and pond management with no limit killing. Our pets and family love the limited meals provided by the carp's, but our plants love the additional nutrients from the ground up carcasses. We can't harvest enough carps to make seasoned patties quick enough for our hungry pack. 100lbs of carp, if we're lucky, yield about 36lbs of edible meat. Yes, carp meat is awesome with proper seasoning and cooking methods.
_________________________
Leo

* Knowledge and experience yield wisdom. Sharing wisdom expand the generations with crucial knowledge. Unshared wisdom is worth nothing more than rotting manure.

Top
#469976 - 04/20/17 12:06 PM Re: Catmandoo writes about grass carp [Re: Bob Lusk]
ewest Offline
Moderator
Hall of Fame 2014

Lunker

Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 18868
Loc: Miss.
Well done article Cat !!!
_________________________















Top
#469987 - 04/20/17 01:32 PM Re: Catmandoo writes about grass carp [Re: Bob Lusk]
canyoncreek Offline


Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 1500
Loc: West Michigan
Leo, unless it is a top secret recipe, we would love to have you share the details of the carp meat recipe. Do you make fish nuggets, or patties or what out of the carp? How do you get the flaky meat to hold together?

My brother loves bow hunting carp this time of year but maybe the 30 pound carp from our rivers are not the kind anyone would want to eat (the rivers aren't the most clean where they live...)

Top
#469989 - 04/20/17 03:05 PM Re: Catmandoo writes about grass carp [Re: Bob Lusk]
catmandoo Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent

Lunker

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 5641
Loc: Hampshire Co., WV
Thanks to all for the kind words.

Leo, I too think that some of your long-time secret family recipes about preparing carp for delicious meals would be highly welcomed and greatly appreciated.

"Rubber Lips" fishing contests are held in many areas of the country to rid lakes and other impoundments of grass carp and common carp. The contests usually use the captured carp for pet food -- or worse, fertilizer, or just plain landfill. It seems like such of a waste of good fish.

We also obviously have the horrendous problem of Asian and Bighead carp in Mid-West US rivers and impounments.


Very near to me we have a beautiful mountain lake I love to fish. I had actually hoped to get their this afternoon for some trout and crappie fishing, but other priorities got in my way. I'm hoping I can get out there near sunup tomorrow.


Warden Lake, WV

Unfortunately by early-to-mid summer this lake becomes nearly non-navigable and non-fishable due to weeds. A number of years ago, our state Department of Natural Resources tried introducing many hundreds grass carp into the lake. It worked for a while. Then the grass carp got fat and lazy.

The grass carp grew and grew. About 10-12 years ago a fisherman by the name of William R. Taucher caught a 58 inch grass carp weighing 71.69 pounds, as verified by one of my friends from the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources who got to measure the fish.

As many of my Pond Boss friends know, I've made a lot of delicious treats out of some strange and unusual things. Most have been based on generations-old ethnic recipes.

So Leo, if you can, get us some old family recipes. I can't commit or speak for Bob Lusk as editor of Pond Boss Magazine, but he has published a number of my recipes in Pond Boss magazine that many have enjoyed. Some have even raised a fair amount of money for fishery student's scholarship funds.

If anybody else has good grass carp or common carp recipes, please send some info to Pond Boss headquarters to see if they can be usable. I'm almost always available to try new recipes.

Good eating,
Catmandoo Ken
_________________________
Subscribe to Pond Boss Magazine

Peculiar Friends are Better than No Friends at All!

Top
#469998 - 04/20/17 05:53 PM Re: Catmandoo writes about grass carp [Re: Bob Lusk]
sprkplug Online   content
Ambassador
Lunker

Registered: 06/02/08
Posts: 6857
Loc: Freedom, Indiana
When I was a kid, salmon patties at granddad and grandma's never ever included salmon. It was carp and/or sucker, and it came out of a mason jar, not a store bought can. Delicious.
_________________________
"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
PB answer: It depends.

Top
#470001 - 04/20/17 08:01 PM Re: Catmandoo writes about grass carp [Re: Bob Lusk]
Bill D. Offline


Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 5204
Loc: Boone County Illinois
Great article Cat!

One man's trash fish is another man's treasure fish! I was raised that Sheepshead (Fresh water drum), carp and suckers were trash fish. My bride showed me how wrong that was when it comes to the sheepshead. Absolutely fantastic steamed with some Asian spice. I also have a recipe for pickling suckers that puts pickled herring to shame (no bones in a sucker when it's pickled correctly!). I'm looking forward to seeing some good common carp recipes. I know a nice clean river where I can catch some nice 10 pound+ ones.
_________________________

You'll never know what ya can catch unless you wet a line!

Top
#470005 - 04/20/17 09:08 PM Re: Catmandoo writes about grass carp [Re: Bob Lusk]
catmandoo Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent

Lunker

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 5641
Loc: Hampshire Co., WV
I can't remember if my recipe for pickled fish has been in Pond Boss magazine or not. But yes, pickled fish are delicious and easy to prepare. The hardest part these days is finding sweet white wine. White vermouth works just as well -- if you can find it. If you can't find any of those, a cheap white wine with sugar added will also work.

I've pickled everything from saltwater finger mullet to muskellunge. It just takes some fish pieces/slices, onion slices, white wine, white vinegar, sugar, and some pickling spices.

The bones in bony fish like red horse suckers, small "snake northern pike" and even small bluegill dissolve a few weeks after being processed into jars.

I just never have gotten a chance to try it with grass carp. I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be delicious.

Ken


Edited by catmandoo (04/20/17 09:10 PM)
_________________________
Subscribe to Pond Boss Magazine

Peculiar Friends are Better than No Friends at All!

Top
#470006 - 04/20/17 09:21 PM Re: Catmandoo writes about grass carp [Re: Bob Lusk]
Bill D. Offline


Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 5204
Loc: Boone County Illinois
Yep! My pickled fish recipe started out as a pickled NP recipe. We called those little 18 inchers hammer handles. My sucker of choice is also golden red horse! Small world. For sweet white wine I just hit the German wine section. You can buy a decent wine for pickling for $6+. I've never tried BG pickled but I bet it would be excellent. Pretty much any firm fleshed fish would work I think.
_________________________

You'll never know what ya can catch unless you wet a line!

Top
#470118 - 04/21/17 08:59 PM Re: Catmandoo writes about grass carp [Re: Bob Lusk]
xraytrapper Online   content


Registered: 06/21/16
Posts: 89
Loc: west central ohio
nice article. thanks
_________________________
.75 acre pond dug in September 2016. YP, HBG, HSB, SMB, and RES.

Top
#470143 - 04/22/17 12:24 AM Re: Catmandoo writes about grass carp [Re: xraytrapper]
snrub Offline


Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 4016
Loc: SE Kansas
Great article.

The one and only time I have seen two of the stocked grass carp in my old pond the water had cleared up nicely. I was throwing out some feed when I saw what looked like two RC submarines pass by. Had not imagined they would grow that big. I never saw them go after any pellets, but they sure cruised by to see what the commotion was from the other fish feeding.


Edited by snrub (04/22/17 12:24 AM)
_________________________
snrub

Top

Today's Birthdays
JTH
Recent Posts
Caught a few fish Friday night
by TGW1
0 seconds ago
Sediment pond
by TGW1
8 minutes 51 seconds ago
Reconyx trail cam error
by TGW1
11 minutes 52 seconds ago
SMB this morning
by TGW1
33 minutes 10 seconds ago
Breeding Bluegill In A 400-gallon Stock Tank
by Jim Wetzel
53 minutes 26 seconds ago
Video showing difference between BG / HSB feeding
by SetterGuy
Today at 06:58 AM
You see a beautiful ( 6-week old koi fry) here for
by Giovanni Carlo
Today at 05:20 AM
Need ideas for covering up pond liner
by bdog
Today at 12:05 AM
On Mutt Pond
by John Fitzgerald
Yesterday at 11:03 PM
Help! Canít catch my pond trout.
by Fyfer123
Yesterday at 07:57 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
test2
Fat Boy
test
Aquatic plants
Fat Bass
Big Bass

© 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide