I don't think I ever fished that lake. It was one of those crappy lakes that are just a little far, compared to other crappy lakes in my old neighborhood. :biggrin1:
I used to like carp fishing. I grew up in France where big carps are fine trophy fish. And I was born in Asia where they are fine table fare. True story: when I was 9 or 10 I went on a fishing trip with my dad and a group of other Asians. The whole group only caught 1 big carp, so it was decided that my father, who was the oldest man there, would divide up the fish among the anglers that were there. He gave the head to the guy who caught it. That person, who was younger than my dad, initially objected to receiving the head. But my dad said that he should be getting the head because he caught. That head symbolizes his ownership of the fish according to old customs. The difference between you two and me is that I have had carp before.Sloans is one of the better carp fisheries in Denver. Size and numbers. I hope people release the big ones and keep the small ones for food or bait or whatever... That's what I do. That lake will never be a superb catfish, bass, or crappie lake. Its too shallow and there is very little structure. Its primary function is to be a free boating lake in metro Denver. Carp thrive there, though... I hope it will stay a strong carp fishery, for those times you just want to go catch a slimy freak-show. (No offense intended John COspgs)
John and I share a love for carp fishing... The difference is, I think carp make cheap plentiful bait.