A long tradition remains: Camp Carp VIII is May 30-31

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May 28th, 2008

A long tradition many thought would succumb due to key retirements has been given prolonged life by one of its creators – Camp Carp returns on May 30-31.

Master carpologist Jim Warnecke, who retired from the Game and Fish Department last year, has graciously agreed to continue this long-standing carp-catching tutorial. Come experience first-hand why carp are the NUMBER ONE sport fish in all of Europe.

When: May 30 & 31, 2008. Hours are: 12 – 7 Friday and 8 – 5 Saturday.

Where: Roosevelt Lake, Frazier Group Site, watch for signs.

Why: Experience the excitement of carp fishing and enjoy the 18-year tradition of Camp Carp with the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

You can catch carp at all times of the day, they fight like crazy! Plus, there is no limit on carp or the amount of fun you can have catching these bruisers: last year’s average was 5-pounds per fish. This year should be even better.

“We selected Roosevelt Lake for this years’ Camp Carp due to its shoreline access and fishing opportunities for lesser fish species (bass, crappie, catfish),” Warnecke said.

How: The Mesa Fish Program folks along with the newly retired Veteran Carpologist Jim Warnecke will provide instruction and various dough bait concoctions for budding carp anglers. Anglers are encouraged to bring their own fishing tackle. We will provide carp experts and a fish fry of “carp fingers” on Friday night. Call Natalie Robb for details at (480) 324-3541.

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