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Caught fish picture generates complaint
cedartownstd ^ | Lottie Sanders

Posted on 04/20/2009 1:48:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono

I am the owner of the lake located behind the old Rockmart High School on College Street.

A few weeks ago I observed that there was something floating at the top of my lake and I called my grandson to come check out the situation.

When my grandson arrived at my house, he and one of his friends floated out in the lake to see what it was. Once he was out in the boat, he realized that it was an injured carp that I had purchased when the fish was only 8 inches long.

He and his friend pulled the fish out of the water with a net to see what was wrong with the fish.

After observing the fish, they noticed that one of the fins was severely damaged and needed medical attention.

I wasn’t sure how to go about aiding an injured fish, but definitely wanted to. I asked my grandson to put it back in the water and we would figure out a way to help the fish.

A couple of days later, my grandson came back and was going to attempt to aid the fish’s fin, but the fish could not be found at the top of the lake anymore.

Thinking that the fish had just passed away, we thought nothing else about it.

Next thing I know, I had some of my friends calling with questions regarding a fish that was caught out of my lake that was on the front of The Rockmart Journal’s sports section. Come to find out, it was the same fish that was injured.

Dear editor:

I don’t think that it is very sportsmanlike to catch a fish that was injured and unable to put up a fight. A fish that can only swim with one fin and floating at the top of the water shouldn’t be that much of a struggle.

If the fish wouldn’t have been injured, it would’ve taken a lot bigger of a fishing pole than the fisherman used.

The fisherman claimed it took over 30 minutes to reel in the injured fish, but that is hard to believe when my grandson pulled the fish out of the water with his bare hands and a net!

I was very bothered that someone would go out of their way to catch an injured fish that can’t even swim properly and then have the audacity to submit it to the newspaper for publication.

Lottie Sanders

Rockmart


TOPICS: Food; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: carp; fish

1 posted on 04/20/2009 1:48:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 04/20/2009 1:51:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

3 posted on 04/20/2009 1:51:55 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: JoeProBono

I think I’d be more upset about someone fishing in my lake without permission.


4 posted on 04/20/2009 1:52:27 PM PDT by kenth (He won? No, he zero.)
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To: JoeProBono
Sooooo sad...


5 posted on 04/20/2009 1:53:15 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 90 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: kenth

6 posted on 04/20/2009 1:53:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m betting it was a koi, which is not a species fishermen generally target. If it is a koi, they aren’t generally catchable with hook and line methods. If it’s not, it’s not likely legal for the guy to keep and raise them.


7 posted on 04/20/2009 1:53:55 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: JoeProBono

Only in Rockmart, the hometown of Mrs.VC.


8 posted on 04/20/2009 1:54:39 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (This tagline has been shutdown due to lack of funds.)
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To: JoeProBono
I hate carp but I love catfish.

FMCDH(BITS)

9 posted on 04/20/2009 1:56:05 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: JoeProBono
That's a lot of carp.


10 posted on 04/20/2009 1:56:12 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Travis T. OJustice
If it’s not, it’s not likely legal for the guy to keep and raise them.

I'm guessing it's a carp, which is 100% legal to raise in a pond in the state of Georgia.

11 posted on 04/20/2009 1:56:32 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (This tagline has been shutdown due to lack of funds.)
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12 posted on 04/20/2009 1:56:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
What else do you do with a carp besides putting them in the garden to grow vegetables?


13 posted on 04/20/2009 1:58:11 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: JoeProBono

Carp are trash fish ‘round here.


14 posted on 04/20/2009 2:00:43 PM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: null and void

Barney Frank?


15 posted on 04/20/2009 2:01:57 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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To: Sawdring

We used to bow hunt them too! LOTS of fun.

Every once in awhile we would nail one to a tree of some friend that couldn’t make the trip that day! But yes, the rest went to a few of the mom’s gardens.

I seem to recall though, that in France and England, carp is very highly rated as a game fish. (I’m guessing to eat as well?)


16 posted on 04/20/2009 2:02:52 PM PDT by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: JoeProBono

Survival of the fittest. Its just a fish.

SnakeDoc


17 posted on 04/20/2009 2:03:41 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The night is darkest just before the dawn -- but I promise you, the dawn is coming." -- Harvey Dent)
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To: JoeProBono

The only carp I’ve ever seen was the WKRP Carp.


18 posted on 04/20/2009 2:04:35 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: wolfcreek

What’s she carping about?


19 posted on 04/20/2009 2:05:26 PM PDT by dblshot
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To: Sawdring
What else do you do with a carp besides putting them in the garden to grow vegetables?

Some folks stew em. When I was a kid, I use to sell them by the 5 gallon bucket to the black folks.

20 posted on 04/20/2009 2:06:21 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (This tagline has been shutdown due to lack of funds.)
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To: JoeProBono
In other news...

21 posted on 04/20/2009 2:06:48 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: nothingnew
We love them too!
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22 posted on 04/20/2009 2:07:24 PM PDT by Frogtacos (It all went to hell when we started cooking outside and crapping inside.)
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To: JoeProBono

This sounds like Carp!


23 posted on 04/20/2009 2:09:12 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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24 posted on 04/20/2009 2:09:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: 21twelve

When I was about 15 I brought home 15 or so carp that I had shot and was going to put them in my mom’s gardens. I put them in a wheel barrel in the back yard and didn’t get back to them for five days. My dad wasn’t too happy with the stink, flies and maggots back there. He made me dispose of them by myself.


25 posted on 04/20/2009 2:10:20 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Vigilantcitizen

We would have to dispose of them or the Hmongs would take them.


26 posted on 04/20/2009 2:11:32 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: JoeProBono

I’ve played thousands of rounds of golf, but the most fun I’ve ever had was at the 9-hole course in Rockmart.


27 posted on 04/20/2009 2:16:22 PM PDT by Crawdad (If you're in a fair fight, your tactics suck.)
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To: 21twelve
"I seem to recall though, that in France and England, carp is very highly rated as a game fish. (I’m guessing to eat as well?)"

I did a short stint in Hanau, Germany which is just outside of Frankfurt and the hometown of the Brothers Grimm. One of the local delicacies was karpfen blau( blue carp)...which I found pretty tasty, if somewhat bony...


28 posted on 04/20/2009 2:21:21 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: evets

now that is a snapping turtle


29 posted on 04/20/2009 2:26:05 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Rumplemeyer
Barney Frank?

Dunno, I've never seen that side of Bawney...

30 posted on 04/20/2009 2:29:34 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 90 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: BibChr

There are a bunch of 2-3 foot carp in the canal by our house. I can catch one within 10 minutes with balled-up bread dough on a #6 hook. They put up a nice fight.

They have a thick layer of putrid slime, so I just catch and release, holding them with my shoe while I unhook them, then kicking them back into the canal.

I hear that they are good if you pressure cook them, but no thanks.


31 posted on 04/20/2009 3:11:18 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("Mr. President, I support you but not your mission. I'm showing my patriotism through dissent.")
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To: Vigilantcitizen
I use to sell them by the 5 gallon bucket to the black folks.

I've seen black guys taking their large catch of large carp home. (But the last time I reported on black culture it turned into a flame war.) The carp in the lakes, rivers, and canals in the Phoenix area are GIGANTIC, and you can catch a bunch of them in a short amount of time. If you pressure cooked them and canned them, you'd be eating fish for a long time. I can't get over the slime, though.

32 posted on 04/20/2009 3:15:34 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("Mr. President, I support you but not your mission. I'm showing my patriotism through dissent.")
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To: Frogtacos
Years ago went cat fishing and it was the first time I used blood suckers as bait...One sucker would be enough to fish and catch for hours...too tough to break apart like a worm...picked up out of the bucket with needle nose pliers.. The kids nailed them to a tree to skin, but those darn things talk back...tasty..
33 posted on 04/20/2009 3:18:24 PM PDT by goat granny
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"I can't get over the slime, though."

Marinade the fillets in beer and/or vinegar. The meat is actually pretty good if you don't mind with bones.

34 posted on 04/20/2009 3:18:41 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
The meat is actually pretty good if you don't mind with bones.

The reason people pressure cook them is to make the bones soft enough to eat.

35 posted on 04/20/2009 3:26:49 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("Mr. President, I support you but not your mission. I'm showing my patriotism through dissent.")
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To: Jeff Chandler

I almost exclusively trout-fish. Once I tried for bass and bluegill. Got this big fish, hoped it was a nice bass - but it had orange lips as I pulled it in....

Yep. Carp.

I threw it back, and later learned that some blacks and Asians think it’s quite the delicacy.


36 posted on 04/20/2009 6:14:44 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr

I’m sure that carp tastes fine, but nothing beats trout that was swimming around twenty minutes ago.


37 posted on 04/20/2009 8:48:23 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("Mr. President, I support you but not your mission. I'm showing my patriotism through dissent.")
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To: JoeProBono
Smoked carp (called “whitefish” for PR reasons) is a Jewish deli delicacy, and carp is one of the ingredients for gefilte fish.
38 posted on 04/20/2009 10:35:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Can't get enough of my snarking? http://twitter.com/slingsandarrows)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Love whitefish


39 posted on 04/20/2009 10:44:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh man, now I’m really jonesing for some Jewish deli...just not a lot of that in South Carolina!


40 posted on 04/20/2009 10:55:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Can't get enough of my snarking? http://twitter.com/slingsandarrows)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Lets jones together


41 posted on 04/20/2009 11:00:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Amen. Plus, they're just prettier. No massive scales and bulges and spikes and horns and otherwise protuberances.


42 posted on 04/21/2009 6:02:31 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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