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Fish: Common Carp

Is it a catch? yay or nay?

Post By: anglerwannabe      Posted: 4/7/2020 5:50:46 PM     Points: 59330    
soooo
1) it was hooked in the lip on a green jig
2) I netted it
3) I released it

BUT

The jig was from line that was broke off in a tree!

For more context.. that green jig 10 days ago was at least one or two feet out of the water, I saw it Sunday before last. The lake level has risen enough that jig got into the water and the carp obviously took it! We found it because The Boss heard splashing as we were launching the toon.

soooooo is it a catch? yay or nay?

The last pic is the fish kissing me on the cheek and profusely thanking me for freeing it! lol

 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: Apr. 7, 5:57:18 PM     Points: 63887    
You caught a carp? And it was pre tethered?! Thatís not even a fish, so no. Double no! If I hook a fish and it lands on the stripping apron of my tube and you wonít count it frigging forget it lmfao!!!! 🤗
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Apr. 7, 6:14:02 PM     Points: 38411    
Very gray area Jim. Ill say yes because of the rescue. A buddy of mine had a carp break off in the russian olives at Pomona and there it was stuck. He was about to wade in for it and a guy in the house behind us gave him a boat grabber and he got it. We counted that.

Is it a catch if you reel it in on your buddies pole while he is taking a leak?

Is it a catch if its foul hooked?

Is it a catch if you drag in a fishing rod and theres a fish on it?

Is it a catch if you are leaning on a dip net and a fish swims into it?
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: Apr. 7, 6:32:20 PM     Points: 63887    
No.1 no. Not your rod.
No.2. Foul hooked= illegal catch. Fish must be hooked in the mouth to count as ďlegally caughtĒ.
No.3. No. Not your rod.
No.4. You canít legally fish with a net unless youíre collecting bait.

All of these rules are null and void if you are just fishing for slimers. Where you been bron lol!!! 🤦‍♂️🤣
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Apr. 7, 6:59:34 PM     Points: 8170    
That's some funny stuff . . . .you can't make this stuff up !!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Apr. 7, 6:59:35 PM     Points: 38411    
If you grab my rod Kevo...its a catch.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Apr. 7, 7:03:16 PM     Points: 68    
Count it!!!!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Apr. 7, 7:08:24 PM     Points: 38411    
HP...if you catch a fishing rod do you count the rod? Or a boot, hat, golf club, ....
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Apr. 7, 7:21:07 PM     Points: 8170    
Bron . . . . . .two times in my life I have caught a rod . . .first time it was a rod my buddys mom dropped overboard a year earlyer at C.C. (cleaned up just fine) second was a Cabela's trolling combo I hooked at Gray Rocks.
No fish on either rods :(
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Apr. 7, 8:14:57 PM     Points: 38411    
Do turtles, frogs, snakes, cormorants, ducks, seagulls, or muskrats count?
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Apr. 7, 8:37:36 PM     Points: 8170    
Lets go to the old bible . . .fins/gills/scales . . . . . . .yup its Kosher!
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: Apr. 7, 8:45:31 PM     Points: 63887    
Thought this was a fishing website.......🙄🙄🙄
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: Apr. 7, 8:47:26 PM     Points: 3829    
No !!! But what a save and release. :)
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: Apr. 7, 8:59:01 PM     Points: 321    
Thatís a great catch Jim! Facebook worthy!!!But not legitimate, Lol!
 Reply by: ass bass or cash      Posted: Apr. 7, 9:05:57 PM     Points: 1993    
Count it, it's a catch to me! I caught a few today the old fashioned way with a hook and a can o corn. No disputes. I can't seem to find bass this spring soooo......
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Apr. 7, 9:09:34 PM     Points: 38411    
I know that carp ABC! Caught him 2 weeks ago.

 Reply by: FXA0      Posted: Apr. 7, 9:44:55 PM     Points: 165    
It's a catch. It may not be very sporting, but it's a catch if it's landed. :)
 Reply by: bluecollarguy      Posted: Apr. 7, 10:22:20 PM     Points: 43    
Now that is a funny story!

Years ago I recall a bass hanging from a tree in the Turkey Creek cove when Pueblo was way down, Iím assuming he broke someone off in the brush but didnít get lucky with another angler and ended up swinging when the water dropped. Really regret not taking a photo...
 Reply by: ColoradoRay      Posted: Apr. 7, 10:53:01 PM     Points: 22936    
Sounds like it could marginally qualify as trot line fishing so definitely a catch.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Apr. 8, 7:04:26 AM     Points: 14439    
Ray, that was my thought. I can see Jim now tying on jigs all over the lake to catch more fish. LOL
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Apr. 8, 10:02:09 AM     Points: 59330    
Kev - mine was hooked, netted and released.. YOURS wasn't even hooked.. you set hook so hard the fish came out of the water. (without hook) flew about 10 to 15 feet, hit you in the shoulder (you ducked BTW) then bounced down and finally bounced off the strip net.. proof is here at about the 3:41 minute mark [log in for link]

Bron
1) NO WAY! A real buddy would keep line tight til said buddy was done with their leak
2) if the lure is in the face yes. otherwise no.. but I'll count em anyway if I land it! lol
3) yes!
4) no as Kev said = illegal

 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: Apr. 8, 11:59:13 AM     Points: 63887    
This is a simple case of fish rescue. Nothing else besides blatant story telling coupled with lies. Lol
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Apr. 8, 2:41:09 PM     Points: 30256    
All I know is you clearly werenít giving the fish itís required 6í of personal space... hahaha

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