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    Default Just curious

    What do you guys do with all the carp and gar yall shoot. Looking back at old post..... looked like a damn truck full..?

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    I don't think anyone is gonna admit to wanton waste but, for the most part, that's your answer.

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    my neighbor will get the "back-strap"" out of a gar and eat it -- meat is white as white and he said,it was good ( I would not try in myself,when he offered**) -- another fish with the ""white-white meat"" is what we always referred to as "eisenhowers" / yellow perch if you catch some of the larger ones* -- had a friend that would filet fish and grind them in a sausage grinder__ mix with eggs & stuff, then fry the fish patties, like you do with salmon from a can* __ I guess if you like fish,it's all good

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    On an episode of Swamp People, they went bowfishing for gar, they took a barrel load home and cooked them up, not sure how they prepared it though.

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    I've said it on here before, but gar is the tastiest freshwater fish in the Carolinas.

    Pro tip: tin snips zip right through the scales and get the meat out as fast as possible for best flavor.

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    People do eat carp. I don’t but have eaten buffalo many years ago. Taste good but lots of bones. Those guys on tv (bottom feeders) sure sell a lot. I think Asian market.
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    I caught some common carp out of the Broad and brought em home to feed to my dogs. They wouldn't touch em. True story..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9c1cap84 View Post
    I caught some common carp out of the Broad and brought em home to feed to my dogs. They wouldn't touch em. True story..
    The ones I ate came out of Smith Maintain Lake and were white meat. Not to bad except the bones.
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    Waste is kinda what I thought. I have ate gar on many occasions. I will agree they are amazing. A little hard to get in. The tin snips do work well. Machete also as crazy as it sounds. Just a shame to shoot and waste all those carp for sport. But to each his own.......

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    I haven't bowfished in a while, but never had a problem giving all the Carp away at the landings the next morning. I still gig Carp for Catfish bait for rod & reel and trotline fishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stlhunr View Post
    I haven't bowfished in a while, but never had a problem giving all the Carp away at the landings the next morning. I still gig Carp for Catfish bait for rod & reel and trotline fishing.
    I bet it would make good bait

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