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MeatEater’s Guide to Carp: Part Three, Eating Carp

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MeatEater’s Guide to Carp: Part Three, Eating Carp

This is the third installment in a three-part series asking readers to take a fresh look at carp despite their lowly reputation. Part One covered the history of carp in North America. Part Two explained how to find and catch carp using a variety of methods. This installment describes several ways to...
MeatEater’s Guide to Carp: Part Two, Subduing the Suburban Salmon

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MeatEater’s Guide to Carp: Part Two, Subduing the Suburban Salmon

Bugle-mouth, scaled whale, golden bonefish, mud marlin, river Roomba, suburban salmon—those in the know have a variety of colorful names for carp. As more people come to the realization that carp are a plentiful and challenging gamefish, they are challenging the widely-held perception that carp are...
MeatEater’s Guide to Carp: Part One, An Unlikely Fish

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MeatEater’s Guide to Carp: Part One, An Unlikely Fish

In the spring of 2007, I accidentally hooked a carp while bass fishing in a Nebraska farm pond. It fought hard, peeling line and bending my rod deeper than any bass I’d ever caught. When I drug it to the bank, I had no idea it would inspire a personal investigation that would lead me from the farm...