Huge buffalo I caught in my castnet this weekend

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Cool, but I'm thinking you probably aren't from oregon since I don't think we have that species here and we don't use live bait either. So where is this from?
 
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or cast nets... as a matter of fact, some folks on here get real passionate about nets.
 
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that is a pretty cool lookin fish... casting nets do look like fun, just another kind of fishing where its legal. I kind of miss spearin frogs.. did it a lot when I was a kid. Do you eat carp? arent they basicly a gold fish??
 
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theres a time and a place for everything.... and its called college:rolleyes::shock:
 
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There actualy is Buffalo carp in oregon. Not all the carp swimming in our waters are common carp. I have caught them out of fern ridge reservoir . Carp are actualy large gold fish. When a gold fish/carp hits a ceartain level of maturity there lips turn downward and develop a sucker like mouth. I remember when i was a kid a guy who owned a local fish farm would catch gold fish out of Freeway lakes in Albany using a trap . Thats how he got his gold fish for his store. Fishing Fern ridge in the summer you can catch 3-5" in carp that look just like gold fish :) The best baits to use then were the little small crappie that would get all messed up coming through the turbines of the damn the night before. You could find them laying on the rocks and see big schools of carp thrashing around on the surface. Well we figured out realy quick what they were eating, so we started using the dead or dieing crappie minnows for carp bait :) fun times.
 
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Yes, you can eat them, but watch out for the floating (unattached) bones. Have to gash the fillets and cook real well to vaporize or crystallize the bones. Like catfish and suckers: once was considered po' folks food. Now served in gourmet restaurants!
 
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Yes, you can eat them, but watch out for the floating (unattached) bones. Have to gash the fillets and cook real well to vaporize or crystallize the bones. Like catfish and suckers: once was considered po' folks food. Now served in gourmet restaurants!

MMmmm gourmet goldfish. Haha I'll pass! I wouldn't mind hooking into one though for a little catch and release fun tho.
 
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