Carp fishing in the United States is a growing sport. The fish, previously scorned by bass fisherman as “trash fish” are gaining popularity and reputation as more information is produced by organizations such as the American Carp Society and the CAG. Carp have a reputation as one of the fiercest freshwater fighters offering a challenge to the best of anglers. Though once known as bottom feeders it is now known that carp each much of the same diet as trout and bass.
Primarily carp fishing is a catch and release sport. As carp have a very long lifespan they are prone for soaking up any toxins in the water in which they grow. If however the …