Post By: Da General Posted: 12/2/2013 11:26:27 AMPoints: 74
Caught this thing while my daughter and I were dinking around on the swim beach. It was fun, it scared her, she wouldn't grab it out of the water for me. Caught the bass at Foothills golf course, yes I know many are going to think thats cheap, don't care, we had fun. Ice fishing next!
Reply by: lewdog Posted: 12/2/2013 11:43:55 AM Points: 3940
Thats cheap..... hahaha don't make a difference were you catch them from as long as you were catching n having fun. Alot of the people on here would love to catch a bass this time of year. Good work on getting the kiddo out too.
They're delicious smoked, even bonnier than pike though, and they bleed alot when u fillet them. They have about the same amount of waist as a large Wiper, so alot. They have out performed My best smoked Trout and salmon on mixed smoked fish platters I have served to some pretty discerning foodie types. Carp are true omnivorous, and do a lot of rooting just like pigs, and just like good pork, they are fatty and mucho tasty when repaired right.
Cheap??? F that. Where I grew up (Phx) there is some absolutely killer golf course fishing but you have to be a ninja cuz security is pretty tight. I'm too old now but used to have a blast on golf course ponds.
Ah, it's the guy who comes on the forum and throws around the word "felony".
Trespass law is somewhat murky in CO, but fishing a golf course pond would (likely) only get you a misdemeanor, and that's assuming the golf course cares or decides to press charges. This is in no way an endorsement of illegal activity, this post was simply a quest for the truth. Most of the time when I've found myself (accidentally, of course) on private land I'm either told by the property owner or the cops to get off. So long as it's the first warning and I act like a civilized human being there's no trouble.
I was visiting my brother in MO and he hands me a piece of smoked fish and it was delicious. He told me it was carp and I didn't believe him, but then we caught some carp, he showed me how to fillet them to miss all the bones and we smoked it......delicious. Look on youtube for videos on how to fillet them and then smoke it.
Yeah im sticking to my story..... The golf course is responsible for the ponds. Not the tax payers. So next time your going to a golf course try doing it during the day. See what happens my friend. ha! if you resort to golf course ponds i can only assume you dont know how to fish anyway. so stay on those golf ponds please. leave the real fishing to the big boys.
"It's only cheating if you get caught," that's what a female friend from my younger days said about her cheating on her boyfriend... She really believed it too... And in an "innocent" way, not a cynical way. The twisted logic: there is no harm done if no one knows : )
Reply by: Da General Posted: 12/3/2013 9:46:31 PM Points: 74
Fish024, I truly hope the day that I learn how to fish with the big boys as you say, I won't have to fish with someone who takes life as serious as you, seems it would suck the joy right out of it. That being said, good luck in your future endeavors. To the rest, all well said posts, thanks for the support for the little one and may your ice fishing seasons be filled with great memories as I hope to see and hear your stories!!
Reply by: Gunni Mac Daddy Posted: 12/4/2013 7:20:42 AM Points: 93
Da General, you are a true gentleman. I would have lost my cool for sure if someone was talking to me like that, but I think the way you handled it was perfect. Let him hate, that's a solid bass no matter where it was caught.
As for fishing on the golf course? Personally I love the idea! haha I have snuck onto foothills many a time to go frog gigging but never to bass fish. I think its genius and you seem like the kind of guy I'd enjoy drinking a beer with.
Congrats on the fish, and good job getting the little one out with you!
Reply by: OldMikkDale Posted: 12/4/2013 9:02:56 AM Points: 1693
I can understand why a person would not want to eat carp however as a youth we ate them once in a while and they tasted real good and we had no problems with bones. My dad along with a couple of other men had a part time endeavor doing commercial fishing on the Missouri river and caught a lot of carp and catfish. Being out of moving water was a factor for both fish. We scored the carp before cooking and the other key is in the cooking. The small bones would dissolve. We sold a lot of fish and the carp brought about half of the price as catfish. I checked the internet and scoring is explained there. It would be interesting if our gourmet chef, icefishingfool would cook some at one of the events and not tell what people ate until later. Like Rocky Mountain oysters, some will not eat them if they were told what they are. If I caught a carp I would not keep it because of the time and effort to fix it right. and they remind me of a blind date I had once.
Reply by: Fish024 Posted: 12/4/2013 11:59:00 AM Points: 85
Dageneral. If you say fun is Trespassing and poaching than i never want to have fun. Now if you go ask the Owner/manager and they give you permission. heck yes. but the dead give away that you know its wrong is your there under cover of darkness. all i was doing was informing you that you were putting your self and your innocent daughter in jeoparty. kinda a low move from a father in my opinion. but its ok. IM the Bad GUY HERE. ha wow.