I just found a great! carp spot literally thousands of them that you can see. Their in the stream just south of the mermaid bowling alley in new brighton. You can see a parking lot on the side of county highway 10 or park in the park and ride right at the mermaid. You cant miss it.
Bring bullet weights and good sized treble hooks. And you can figure out what to do from there. Watch out theres northerns in there too. Go on a sunny day and you can easily tell the differance.
Theres already a ton of people there but plenty of room to fish, it's a good time for sure. Heck I know i need somthing to do till i can get the boat out
While I do not advocate any type of illegal activities it does seem everyone down there had the best success with the new "hard jigging" style. Also there was a kid with a bow and another with a spear. If you tie on two or three hooks spaced about 6" apart on your line and put a small spinner above it then its a lure. Saw people using corn and worms with no luck, with that many people down there the fish are under alot of pressure.
I was using 20lb power pro and still broke off twice. Stupid hard jigging, lots of snags. With the current and a lack of ability to turn the fish twards you it makes for a good fight.
still sounds like a fun time. i might have to take a try at it sometime. i know a few people are starting to hit the river down here by blackhawk in Burnsville. figure might have to go and have some fun until i can get the boat out.
I know a few people who say that for the pure sport of catching fish and w/o worrying about bringing home a meal, carp are among the best fighters. I've never done it but it looks fun.
Is it illegal to spear or shoot them w/bow and arrow? some places it is not b/c they aren't considered game fish, but I don't know about Minnesota. Down here in Fla. the carp they release into the flood control canals are a hybrid that is sterile, they are released to eat weeds and vegatation and can only be fished for C&R.
I looked it up and in minnesota the season for spearing and bow does not open until May 1 so yes it would be illegal. For a side note carp are considered rough fish here but as far as I know that does not matter.
Lakes are almost boatable looks like this weekend. YAY
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954