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ya i love fishing went to florida and i cought an oscar with a net (not a hook) it was over 18 inches


wow you should have kept that one. im sure that would probably be the largest oscar on record. i have seen some big oscars but over 18 inches incredible. did you take any pics of this monster. i would really like to see an oscar that is over 18 inches.

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Verse34K replied the topic: Re:going carp fishing tomorrow

I think the biggest one on record is somewhere around 18.7 inches, if I remember correctly. I could be wrong, though. :cheer:
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usually when we catch carp in texas, it is by accident:laugh: . once when fishing for catfish, i hooked a 9+ pounder that fought like hell. after that i was mixing up big red and corn flakes to make dough bait in an attempt to catch another.
do yall eat carp? it's too gamey to eat here
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usually when we catch carp in texas, it is by accident:laugh: . once when fishing for catfish, i hooked a 9+ pounder that fought like hell. after that i was mixing up big red and corn flakes to make dough bait in an attempt to catch another.
do yall eat carp? it's too gamey to eat here


Eat Carp? Wash your mouth out:laugh:

The Carp is worshipped over here in the UK, it is the most common fish anglers target. If you were to kill a carp, you would get lynched. In Australia, they are a noxious species that are illegal to put back alive in many waters if you catch one.

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Thor84 wrote:

usually when we catch carp in texas, it is by accident:laugh: . once when fishing for catfish, i hooked a 9+ pounder that fought like hell. after that i was mixing up big red and corn flakes to make dough bait in an attempt to catch another.
do yall eat carp? it's too gamey to eat here


Eat Carp? Wash your mouth out:laugh:

The Carp is worshipped over here in the UK, it is the most common fish anglers target. If you were to kill a carp, you would get lynched. In Australia, they are a noxious species that are illegal to put back alive in many waters if you catch one.


Worshipped!!!??? here in iowa we treat em like trash fish... catch em kill em and please dont release em... unless you want to smoke em like my dad but far to boney for me
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Thor84 replied the topic: Re:going carp fishing tomorrow

i figured as much. same story here on killing them when caught.

from texas parks and wildlife website:

Grass carp are potentially harmful to native resources. Currently, only triploid (sterile) grass carp are legal for use in Texas, and a permit is required to obtain them. Because grass carp is a potentially invasive species, an angler who catches one must immediately remove the intestines, except in waters where a valid Triploid Grass Carp Permit is in effect.

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OFL replied the topic: Re:going carp fishing tomorrow

The European carp is not native to North America either. The problem with carp is they can destroy a lot of the vegetation which lots of native fish rely on for breeding etc. I think it's treated with a little bit more respect in Canada. A lot of British anglers go to the rivers up there to catch carp and catfish. Because the rivers are so big, these fish are absolutely massive which is obviously why a lot of fishermen like going there. It's the same in Spain, the river Ebro contains catfish approaching 200lb in weight, in Germany they are well over 300lb. Unless things have changed in the last five years, Romania is the home of the record European carp, around 86lb I think.

It's a shame really, carp are really hard fighting fish, I don't really know why people don't like catching them. Even small ones pull really hard. They are fantastic sport on really light tackle. You can also catch them in various ways. One of my favourite is using floating baits and catching them off the top, really heart stopping stuff because when they take, they go off like a steam train.

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Thor84 replied the topic: Re:going carp fishing tomorrow

like i said before, it did fight good. when we go fishing at our family's lake house, i usually go for crappie with live minnows. or large mouth bass w/ lures.
i prefer crappie fishing though, all i have to do is sit there and drink beer.
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PAUL replied the topic: Re:going carp fishing tomorrow

ha ha ha
i thought it is only in the Philippines who such a problem.
here now a days, plecs are king of the body of fresh water
lakes and swamps. thanks to those irresponsible hobbyist.
same is true with rthe golden snail, thanks to our former
first lady.

to be honest, call me stupid if you want, but when i lost my
1.5 kg oscars in 2006, i let my kins (brothers and nephew) to
cooked them and consumed as finger food while drinking. i was
surprised to know they taste good and very fat. same is true
with the 21 inches pangasius.... only to find later, that it
was a delicacies in vietnam, Laos, and Thailand.
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I think the biggest one on record is somewhere around 18.7 inches, if I remember correctly. I could be wrong, though. :cheer:


No I don't think you're wrong, I don't think they are very common in captivity, in fact I would have to actually see one being measured before I believe anyone has got an 18 inch oscar. Many people overestimate how big their Oscars are, so in fact their 12 inch o is probably more like 10 inches. I've no doubt you will find monsters in the wild that get extremely big, especially in the Amazon where they've got plenty of space.

I was watching a program called "Jungle hooks" a while back and a well-known British angler had gone to the Amazon to try and catch the Arapaima which is the world's biggest freshwater fish. He went to a lot of the markets to see what they had been catching and some of the Pacu were easily 3 feet in length, much bigger than you normally find in captivity. Fish are always going to reach grow much bigger in the wild because they don't have all the obstacles that they face when living in captivity. They've also got natural food and plenty of space. The biggest fish always live in the biggest waters, that is a fact.

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