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Last weekend I warned you about the “leech-nado“.  Got another public service announcement this weekend:  Beware the Carp-nado!

Carp-O-Rama at Branched Oak Reservoir is tomorrow!  If everything goes well, this is what it will look like when we get done pre-baiting or “chumming” the area!

OK, seriously, I would not like to fall into the water there.  I suspect a death by carp-sucking would not be a pleasant way to go, well, it would be embarrassing at the least.

Obviously, that is a special circumstance where Common Carp were concentrated right below the spillway of a dam and I guess the locals thought it would be fun to throw bread to them.  I know of many barriers on Nebraska waterways that can likewise concentrate Carp, if you have some day-old bread you would like to feed to them.

I do not know if we will have a surface feeding frenzy of bread-sucking Carp at Branched Oak tomorrow.  Typically, the best fishing occurs early before all the activity makes the fish more wary, but I know we will have fun, even in the heat.  We always do.  Come have some fun with us!  Oh, and bring some peanut butter, besides the bread those Carp love peanut butter!

Catching Carp is serious business!

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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