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To Carp or Not to Carp

To Carp or Not to Carp—Author, Bob T. Epstein, Publisher of www.AmericanPressTravelNews.com

There are more than 100 known species of carp in the world. The main species of carp found in the USA are silver, grass, common (German) mirror, grass, and big head.

Carp are probably the healthiest fish to eat and according to the World Book Encyclopedia, 90-percent of the world’s population subsist on the protein carp provides.

Unfortunately, carp have a poor public image in America. But, it has been getting better over the past few years. Many anglers used to bending their rods on fish, from 1-6 or, even 10-pounds, who hook a carp unintentionally, are amazed and delighted by the stamina and pull of even, a 5-10 pounder.

Some anglers are introduced to carp fishing by a friend, and then after experiencing hooking up on a carp, are “hooked”, too!

My first time was in a small pond in Queens N.Y. I cast a slice of bread with 3-hooks in its crust. I laid my Mitchell 300 down on a rock, chatting with a friend who showed me the pond, and the large carp that it held. Suddenly, my line leaked at the spool, after I heard a sucking sound in the dark of the evening. I hooked up and found that I really liked the sound of my spool drag. The carp was about 10-pounds, and the next day I skipped school to get ready to head over, on my Schwinn.

Today, the biggest problem for carp to be taken seriously as a fish to enjoy catching, is image. For decades carp have been thrown into the column of “trash fish.” Seems the over-abundance of many species has falsely condemned them as being unworthy of anything, but being used as fertilizer, or just leaving them on the bank to rot, what a giant waste of a tasty fish! Yes, a fecund carp can produce a million eggs, twice per year. Most of these are food for all manner of our dear gamefish. And no, carp do not chase out other species. Carp can live in waters many gamefish cannot, due to oxygen levels, turbidity, and temperatures, as well.

Waiting on a bite!!!

Word -of-mouth marketing, helps in educating and offering experienced information about the positive qualities of these fish. The in-your-mouth experience of eating them, are the two biggest means of getting the ball rolling, to ramp up commercial and personal harvesting efforts.

Images and a Talk!!

American Press Travel News–June 24, 2020–So since February, my site; www.AmericanPressTravelnews.com has had 1.4 million viewers. As you all know by now, I do not do anything political on my site. Too messy!! Anything true becomes false from the weirdo’s, and anything fiction becomes true and you get all kinds of harassments’!! Its too time consuming, to deal with fools!! So for 9-years now, we are a full-time travel site, with 25-seperate

Curt Gowdy and President Bush out fishing with Bob Epstein (Credit Bob T. Epstein for image)

Best Best Western we ever stayed at. Fly fishing out the back door, hot breakfasts, very friendly and helpful staff, and comfortable beds!

Caught in the act of walking on water! Dogs, wonderful dogs!

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Traveling from East Africa to the Congo!!
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Birds Balance the Joy & Comfort of Any Home!

American Press Travel News–June 13th, 2020–Bob and Barb, Goose Holler’ Farm and Ranch, TN. “Stopping to Smell the Roses, and Watch the Birds”–No need for bug killing equipment, sprays and poisons.  Let the birds do it! I purchased a large bag of seed. I always  a feeder full. This has led to constant bird traffic. Bugs 0, Bob N Barb Epstein +++++–very happy, and quite protected by our Avian friends. Bonus: watching the colorful flyers jostle and show their personalities right in front of our windows. My barn has swallows that do very well swallowing, and bring bug-bites to their chicks. Our Bluebirds kamikzi all over our pond, and lower field, on all manner of buggies.

Concept here is balance. If you take the effort to consider symbiosis, and help nature in its auto-quest for balance, you can live a much more fruitful and happy life outside, and of course, inside your home. 

Happy Fathers Day

American Press Travel News-June 22,– Fathers Day, if only more fathers stayed with their spouses after the children are born, what a better world it would be. But, today we honor all fathers living and dead. They are the half that give all life, they are the shoulders that America and the family rests on. We had Mothers Day recently and I said the same about mom’s day too!

Bob and the real Ted Williams!!!

G-d bless all dads, G-d bless all moms. Please stay together for the stability of the world!!!

Beautiful Woman Scuba Diving