Any Fish fun to catch on hook and line qualifies as a sport fish, Carp are your fish Congratulations but don't bash other species. Bass are AMERICAS fish And your not going to change the way people think about carp Trust me I've tried. And this is coming from someone who respects even sucker fish. The new up and coming generation has more of a appreciation of carp. But the generation primarily fishing now were brought up to despise them.. So be patient and things will fall into place. but in the mean time lets just see your amazing carp catches! Show us some nice carp reports and people will get into a mood where there like hey... i want to try something different today and go toss out for carp. Like wash husky i was also brought up on carp fishing as well as cat fishing. Carp are a phenomenal specimen And great to FISH FOR!! But doesn't mean you have to take shots at bass... i Can give you an argument about bass that'll make them sound better then carp.. do i no.. because, Any Fish fun to catch on hook and line qualifies as a sport fish And Anglers have there preference on what there Favorite fish is. So Enjoy it !! and lets see some reports.vodka said:The thing that I find funny is that you try to kill the carp. You could kill thousands of them and they will never be gone. A single carp lays over a million eggs. The only way to get rid of them is to poison the entire lake and even then either someone will stock them back in or a few will survive. I personally only fish for fun , so I don't really care about this "rough fish" nonsense. The only thing I care about is having fish that bite frequently. I don't really care that the carp are killing off the bass , because bass are small , usually under 5 pounds and don't fight as hard as say a 20 lb carp which is common.