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  1. Yes - keeping a "Lifelist" makes fishing more interesting - you get much better at identification and you develop a greater appreciation for all the different species. I, too, am trying to expand my Lifelist - luckily, I'm just really starting so I still have quite a number of fish to catch that are available in the metro area. Oddly enough, one of the fish I still haven't landed yet is the carp. So far this year I've added Silver Redhorse, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout (been fishing a little in the SE part of the state). Dave
  2. That's why they got imported from Europe in the 1870's in the first place! As a food staple! When we started polluting our waters with raw sewage and the like, carp were one of the few fish who could survive low oxygen levels. Of course, any fish caught out of a polluted waters will taste pretty bad, and the bad reputation probably started then. Once upon a time carp were actually sold in the food markets of America - about a century ago.
  3. jonny redhorse, the mushroom pic you posted is likely a Gyromitra. da chise31 - About the silica substrate portion of your question - do you mean does it take up the sand chemically? or as particles? When you pick morels, they definitely can have sand in them because they are pitted, and even if you're careful about harvesting them, you should make sure to clean them of grit. Some people pull them right out of the ground, which pulls up sand & dirt, and when you put them in your bag or basket, the dirt gets trapped in the pits. I cut them at the stem so as not to pull up more dirt than they already have.
  4. Thanks for the heads up! I'll try to get out sometime this week.
  5. If you use a motor most of the time you will also have to note that in the appropriate box when filling out your permit application. That also means you will have to display your boat number along with the permit sticker. I have a canoe that I use a motor on and the boat number is on it. My other canoe, that I use strictly for paddling does not.
  6. Appreciating all fish makes fishing more fun - every fish you catch becomes enjoyable! The bowfin is one of the most ancient predators/survivors there is and is native to both lakes and rivers of this region. They can tolerate low oxygen levels due to a swimming bladder that can function as a primitive lung and if you ever get to see a bowfin skull, you'll appreciate it's healthy double set of teeth. A great read is "Fishing for Buffalo" by Rob Buffler an Tom Dickson, which I'm sure many of you fellow anglers who post on Carp/Sturgeon/Real-Gamefish forum have read - it opened my mind up a little more. Half the reason I like fishing is the mystery of what's tugging on the other side of the line - sometimes you get a shadowy teaser of what's to come, but then it breaks the water's surface and you're holding the "mystery" in your hand! That's just great! I'd rather catch 25 different species of fish than 25 walleyes! (Don't get me wrong - I'd also like the 25 walleyes, maybe 1-3 for eating, the rest C&R, of course)
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    Hey Webwarrior! You wouldn't happen to play wb on fb would you? This is Dave, the bald filipino guy you saw at Hidden Falls landing last year. Nice LMB, BTW! Caught a 19.5" SMB on the north Miss this year. Dave
  9. I would harvest the smaller gills and toss back the big ones. Not sure what IA state regs are for ponds entirely on your property, though. You might want to check with your DNR just to make sure - they also might have some suggestions. A lake in Roseville here has been stocked with channel catfish (in addition to walleye) to try to keep the stunted panfish population down. Dave D
  10. Theoretically, I suppose it's possible for some tropicals to overwinter if they are released in a river where there is warm water effluent from either a power plant or treated sewage. Quite a number of different fish like to stack up in those currents in the winter. The midwinter temps of those waters can be in the 60s! Non-native fish becoming invasive is just part of the problem. Sometimes the water or scales these fish have may contain parasites, algae or plants that may become a problem. Caulerpa taxifolia is an invasive seaweed in saltwater that was an aquarium release. Now it's a worldwide problem. Dave D
  11. If I see an obvious violation of angling laws, I'll call TIP. I won't assume that a person is poaching, but if I'm pretty sure, I'll call TIP and have an officer sort it out. If the violation isn't serious, or if the CO or sheriff thinks the poacher in question didn't properly understand the law, I believe they have the ability to issue a warning w/o a fine (which hopefully gets on their record). That way if they do it again, the full weight of the law is brought down on them. It also serves to educate the people who are honestly ignorant. There are those few people who go fishing once every couple of years who don't pick up a copy of the regs when they buy their license. The CO can sort that stuff out. Personally, I had a scary experience with a CO where my fishing buddy forgot to bring his gear and his license, but was already at my house. He said, "What are the chances - I've never been checked before" to which I rolled my eyes but as his house was a long detour from where we would be fishing I grudgingly went along - I let him use my best rod and reel and we shorefished a local lake. Of course along comes a CO with the usual "Beautiful, day, isn't it gentlemen?" at which my heart sunk. Goodbye, favorite rod & reel. "Of course, you probably know what I'm here for. Licenses, please." I showed him mine, and my friend stupidly looked in his wallet, where, of course, his wasn't. He told the CO the truth, which was he left it at home. I asked the CO if he could use his driver's license to verify that he had purchased one. He sighed, and said, "if I walk all the way over to my truck to verify this, it's going to check out, right? Because I'll be extremely upset if you waste my time!" My friend said he really did purchase one. The CO was kind enough to verify it, and reminded my friend to keep his license on him at all times when fishing in the future. He probably didn't have to check it, but he did, and that saved me from losing the gear that my friend was using. Lessons learned: 1. ALWAYS have your license on you (they may be able to verify with your driver's license, but why take the chance?) 2. Loan your fishing buddy the crappy gear that you would've sold for $10 at a garage sale, not your top-of-the-line tackle. Dave D (still stupid, but wiser )
  12. Actually, it already has been local since 2002 or so. They've found vitellogenin(female egg protein) in walleyes that hang around the St. Paul waste water treatment plant on the Mississippi. They believe endocrine-disrupting compounds(EDCs) are to blame, but it's hard to pin point as the ol' Miss right outside of the plant can have lots of trace amounts of chemicals: http://citypages.com/databank/23/1101/article10062.asp http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11443371&dopt=Abstract It's been a sobering education learning about all the "fun" stuff you can find in our waterways. Dave D.
  13. You cannot return bighead, silver, black or grass carp to the water if found in MN - however, they are extremely rare in this state (no silver or black carp have been reported caught in this state as far as I'm aware of). If you do catch one of these four species, you're supposed to kill them immediately and alert the local DNR office and bring them the carp for positive identification. They are invasives and could be a problem to the native species of fish this state. As for the common carp, you must either return them to the water, or bring them home for personal use, most likely eating or for fertilizer. I haven't eaten carp, but I understand that preparation is the key, if you want to try eating them. Some people recommend smoked carp. Also recommended is cutting out the dark part of the flesh around the lateral line - the flavor is too strong for many people. It's illegal to leave carp (or any fish, for that matter) on the banks of the river or lake or to throw a dead fish back in the water(it's considered wanton waste). It's also pretty inconsiderate to other people who fish and/or walk along the water's edge. Nothing nastier than smelling a 20-lb. carcass of a carp rotting slowly in the sun. Dave D.
  14. aperfectection - Did you try chumming w/ corn there? A guy I know had success down there after he threw a can or two of corn and had his hook baited with 3-5 kernels. What kind of bait and rig are you using? Dave D.
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    Flats back?

    Nice outing, Rob! Were you using bullheads? BTW, I picked up that book you recommended (Streams and Rivers of MN, by Waters) and am anxious to read it. Thanks for the tip! Dave D.
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