I bet those guys put up some amazing fights! Glad to see somebody else appreciate the "trash" as much as I do. I'm about to take my son out carpin' for his first time this weekend. He doesn't even know what he's in for!
I've always wondered... If it puts up a good fight and you plan on releasing it regardless of what species it is then how can somebody call it trash? I'll bet both those fish fought harder than the average bass anybody on here catches.