New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Considering Carp


May 17, 2021

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All That's Gold Does Not Glitter. The author with the carp he tussled with under the trestles of the Hi-Line Bridge on the Sheyenne River winding through Valley City.

There's an encounter each spring that reminds me of how lucky we are to have ugly fish. They don't glisten in gold like walleyes, sparkle with silver like a white bass, or even bring up the base of the podium like a smallmouth bass bedecked in bronze. Instead, they fight hard, provide fast action, and often remind us of the basics of angling and where many of us got our start. These not so pret...

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