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Updated: June 22, 2004, 12:34 PM ET
By Keith "Catfish" Sutton |
Special to ESPN Outdoors.com

Who would have known that seining fish could qualify as an extreme sport?

Back then, we hadn't even heard of the term "extreme sport." It was the mid-1970s, and I was a wildlife management student at Arkansas State University.

The university had an aquaculture operation just off campus, and in the ponds there a fish recently imported from Asia was being studied to determine its usefulness in controlling aquatic vegetation.

That fish — the grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) ...

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