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#173459 07/13/09 08:05 AM
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Hey, all Stubby Steve's and other pellet fly fishers, what are you most successful tactics?

So far, I have had my best results fishing at the normal feeding time and chumming with 1 or 2 dozen pellets around a Stubby Steve's just under the surface.


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Theo, you got it - chums the word ...



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Yep chumming with pellets really makes the difference!


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I must say that chumming allowed me to maximize the weight of fish caught on a Stubby Steve's pellet tonight - something over 47 lbs.







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...might be some of the best eatin' in the world there. \:D


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How old is that carp Theo?

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 Originally Posted By: CJBS2003
How old is that carp Theo?


Just wondering the same thing.


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Bruce, she was stocked in May 2003 at 10 or 12 inches.


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Seriously 47 pounds? That's phenomenal.


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Grass carp sure do pack the pounds on fast! That's lot of aquamax and aquatic vegetation...

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what kind of carp is that? Is that a normal growth rate and how did you land it? Is it edible?

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That thing is huge!

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From the internet:

 Originally Posted By: Suttle Fish Farm
As an additional benefit the white amur meat is a delicious white meat that is considered a delicacy in many parts of the world. White amur was rated better than catfish, bass, or trout by a taste panel at Warm Springs, GA. and Auburn University.
White amur is another common name for grass carp...

Now whether you think they taste better than catfish, bass or trout, well that is up to you! I've never eaten one but I know common carp is actually better tasting than most people would think when they come from clean waters and are prepared properly.

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I'm entirely serious when I say that I would eat grass carp before any fish in the world right now. It's fabulous.


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....but it does take a little specialized preparation.


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OK Bruce... We're dying to know, what is that specialized preparation? Or is that a future PB article?

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Carefully remove all of the red meat on the sides. It's greasy and (IMO) unpalatable.

Then I generously rub on lemon pepper, and slow smoke with apple wood for a couple hours.

I'm droooooooling right now.


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Sounds good... I am betting that recipe would work on all the other nasty Asiatic carp that are running a muck in the Mississippi now as well.

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Theo:

Fly rod or ? That one is huge!


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Zebco 33 Legacy on a 25 year old Fenglass, with a Stubby Steve's pellet on a #6 gold finish Aberdeen.


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 Originally Posted By: CJBS2003
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 Originally Posted By: Suttle Fish Farm
As an additional benefit the white amur meat is a delicious white meat that is considered a delicacy in many parts of the world. White amur was rated better than catfish, bass, or trout by a taste panel at Warm Springs, GA. and Auburn University.
White amur is another common name for grass carp...

Now whether you think they taste better than catfish, bass or trout, well that is up to you! I've never eaten one but I know common carp is actually better tasting than most people would think when they come from clean waters and are prepared properly.


Y'all know that I'll try most anything. And, I know Bruce likes them. The meat looks absolutely fantastic. But, I've tried grass carp multiple ways - smoked, fried, deep fried, pickled . . . Maybe it was just the ones from my pond that had an odd taste, but neither my wife, nor I, liked it. I guess it is an aquired taste. The bear got most of it when I threw it out behind the barn. He only left the scales.


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Theo, I know what a stubby Bob is but what is a stubby Sreve? Ewest, is that Dr. Bruce holding those Pirate Carp with his 4' arms? Catmandoo, where do ya find roadkill Carp?


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Nice, I've been wanting to catch one of the carp in my pond. They look pretty big. I'm going to have to get some stubby steve pellets.



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Bob-O you serious or pulling our leg? Stubby steve has ad in PB now. I started selling/giving to good clients b/c I too love them. http://lakework.com/cart/index.php?p=product&id=139&parent=12 dang link is not working to sell but shows you about them.


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