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Butterfly nets catch Asian carp … say what?

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FACES, PLACES, & GEAR BY GREG FAULKNER MILTON, LA –

Qu’est-ce que c’est? (what is this),” Larry Jambon, a retired netmaker asked me.

“It’s some Paupiers for carp, vous vieux chien (you old dog),” I replied.

Now that our usual politeness was over, the last few knots of a most unusual rig were in the final stages of completion in my shop.

Congé que seul (leave that alone), stay with shrimp nets, they’re a lot easier,” he said, as he headed back to his truck.

Paupiers – butterfly nets – have long been used to scoop shrimp from the surface at night all along the Louisiana coastline.

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