I mean no offense to anyone who loves the common carp. In fact I've fished a few places where if the gods had been home when I came calling, I may have caught one. But I didn't.
I've probably got the wrong attitude about carp fishing and as my buddy Mel says, you gotta have a positive attitude. But try as I might I just can't get excited about a fish that smells like spoiled...are you ready? Fish! Am I missing something? Fill me in.
Ode to the carp
Oh you wayward fat-lipped freak
why are you swimming in my creek?
I came today to catch a trout
instead I got your runny snout.
To say that I'm a tad upset
I wouldn't take me on that bet.
You swim in water that's not fit
I wouldn't touch you with my mitt.
And If I had my own way
I'd smash your head with a rock.