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  1. I'll issue a better formatted post later on, but here is a snapshot of the leaderboard, sorted by Big4 combined weight. Click on the image to see a larger version. Well, it seems that I won a few prizes! As to the big mirror, it was won by Craig Welch with a beautiful 30-9lb fully scaled. Congratulations to all participants!
  2. CAG Big 4 Results - Fall 2017

    Thinking more about it, there is a little something I could easily do. I forwarded to NACA editor the pics from contestants I received by e-mail (folks having troubles with PNG to JPG conversion). Who happen to be #3 and #4 in the ranking. So Todd, if you could please send your own best pic (in high resolution) to the NACA editor, I think we'll be all set.
  3. CAG Big 4 Results - Fall 2017

    Todd, I hear you, and yes, the Leaderboard had issues this year, and Willem has been a bit stumped about the root cause of the problem. As an admin, I could access the leaderboard while being able to see the (compressed) pics and sort by columns, but as a regular user, I had the same "loading" issue as you did. I just don't know how to address your request, except ask the contestants to post their own pics in the bragging thread, and/or to send their favorite pic to the NACA editor, as suggested in the previous post.
  4. CAG Big 4 Results - Fall 2017

    The pics on the leaderboard are compressed to a very small size, and I don't have access to the originals. You're welcome to post on the 'bragging thread'. Oh wait, you did! ;-)
  5. CAG Big 4 Results - Fall 2017

    LOL, and here I was hoping to get all the credit... Just kidding. Yes, Frank, you'll get full credit in the coming NACA, I just sent the corresponding write-up to Iain. Many thanks for your help, this design was really cool.
  6. CAG Big 4 Results - Fall 2017

    The BCT account of all winners should have been credited by the proper amount by now, according to the prize list documented in this post: http://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/topic/57779-cag-big-4-prizes-fall-2017/&do=findComment&comment=731250 If you notice anything strange, or didn't receive an e-mail notice from BCT, please let me know.
  7. FFF 2018 - Contest Categories and Prizes

    Can't do it this year, due to a conflict with a planned celebration for my wife's birthday (yup, a round number), but I wish good luck to you all. You're in good hands with Frank as organizer extraordinaire.
  8. CAG Big 4 Results - Fall 2017

    And next, the special prizes. Congratulations to all winners!
  9. CAG Big 4 Results - Fall 2017

    Here is the list of winners in a nicer format, a certificate that you can print, frame and put on the wall... First, the Big4 winners.
  10. CAG Big 4 Results - Fall 2017

    By the way, I just figured out that Craig Welch wrote a great article on his session at Dale Hollow where he landed most of the fish that made up his impressive score. A truly excellent read.
  11. Feel free to brag on this thread with the big ones you landed during the Big4 Fall 2017 event...
  12. Epic Vacation Session!

    Hm, sorry about that. Will make sure this is fixed. Please send me an e-mail at <jmoisand@gmail.com> and I'll give you a direct contact.
  13. Prizes will require a little bit more work... Minimally, CAG will allocate $500 in gift certificates with various vendors. Hopefully generous sponsors will add some items. Prizes will be distributed as usual, between: Big 4 (Cyprinus Carpio): 1st to 5th place Big Common: 1st place Big Mirror: 1st place Big 6 (Cyprinus Carpio): 1st place
  14. CAG Big 4 Rules - Fall 2017

    LAST REMINDER!! Time to make good use of the leaderboard (click here)...
  15. Rules Registration is open from Sep 21st until Midnight Oct 15th Fall Big 4 Competition runs from Oct 1st through Nov 15th 2017 Must be a CAG Member to participate Cost: $10 Only Common Carp, Cyprinus Carpio, Count for Big 4 Total, Big Mirror & Big Common (Fall 2017: special prize for Big-6!) Anglers can fish any combination of legal waters anywhere in North America Anglers must register and manage their own catches and photos in our online leader board - Follow instructions posted under the leaderboard topic in this section. Any number of fish can be added, but only the bigger ones count. Submissions must include 1 photo- -a trophy photo of the fish with angler, the scale used and a printed Big Four Logo shown below All submissions must be made by Nov 15th (11.59pm) Fish must be caught on rod using legal methods and be released safely Live leader board will be displayed on the home page from Oct 1st through Nov 15th Corresponding stories in the forum are encouraged and will be linked to the leader board Catches logged at any other event will count, but all event requirements above must still be fulfilled FISH SUBMISSIONS Please make sure you are registered on the New CAG Leader-board. You only have to register ONCE, if you've already registered, let's say for the ATC, then all you need to do is Log in and add the Big 4 event to your name. Instructions on how to use the leader-board can be downloaded here: Leaderboard Instructions Any questions, e-mail Willem @ BIG4@JOINCAG.COM The Logo The logo will be posted in a separate thread. You are required to submit 1 photo of each fish you catch along with it's weight. This photo MUST show the angler holding the fish, a printed 2017 Sprin Big 4 logo, and your scale. Remember, the star of these photos is you with your fish. Your photo may end up in a magazine! The logo and scale just need to be there somewhere to prove you have them. They can be anywhere in the photo as long as they are identifiable. The best way to manage this is to tape the logo to your scale: The Big 4 Logo is only 3.75 x 2.75." This is the size of many state/provincial fishing and hunting licenses. You can Also put your logo in a standard license holder from any tackle shop, and pin it on your clothes, or even your unhooking mat. Just try not to put the logo in your mouth, that's not going to look good in a magazine!
  16. Epic Vacation Session!

    Young fellow, it seems to me that you should write an article for a carp magazine... Not only did you catch amazing fish, but you also write well... If interested, send an e-mail to naca@carpanglersgroup.com...
  17. BIG 4 Fall 2017 - Bragging Thread

    Six more days to go... One last week-end... Good luck to all participants. Please log your biggies on the Leaderboard ASAP.
  18. Link to Leaderboard

    Folks, if you have troubles uploading pictures to the leaderboard, please check this thread for guidance: http://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/topic/57810-big-4-fall-2017-bragging-thread/&page=2&tab=comments#comment-731299
  19. I don't think I'll make it... Don't hesitate to give my spot to somebody else.
  20. BIG 4 Fall 2017 - Bragging Thread

    They were in PNG format. I saved them to JPG, uploaded them again on your behalf, and you're good. Barry, Brad, Chad and David, you have a few pics that didn't upload well. I did too (fixed now)... As far as I understand, where a picture doesn't upload properly, this may come from: 1. Wrong format, please use convert to JPG 2. File is too large, please reduce size. 3. A cell connection issue, try again. If nothing works, please do the same thing as Todd, post your pic on this thread with the exact weight, and I'll try to fix it. Or e-mail the picture & details to Willem at BIG4@JOINCAG.COM. This needs to be completed by Nov 15th at the very latest.
  21. Cold Fronts in November

    That sounds like a wonder spot indeed, winter or not. Trouble is you can get all the criteria matched, and yet they go elsewhere for whatever reason we don't understand... Keep trying!
  22. Cold Fronts in November

    Well, if only I knew. I spent many years and many frustrating hours trying to find 'FFF swims' (swims where we can catch nicely on Jan 1st!), and I really didn't find a lot of them, and it is really hard to establish a pattern. I *think* (?!) that the main factors are: a. DEPTH: the 'go deeper' thing holds some truth because of the water stratification, warmer water around 38F sitting on the bottom, but it takes some depth for the stratification to work. So yeah, 15 to 20 feet. BUT this is clearly NOT the only factor, and more often than not, other factors prevail, and I caught a lot of them in 6 to 8 feet of water... b. WARMTH: the easiest idea is of course a warm water discharge. Now that can be magical. And it doesn't take a lot of warmth, a sewage outflow pipe coming from a city might be a couple of degrees higher than the water of the pond or river it goes into, and that's enough. Trouble is post 9/11 security issues closed the door to many water discharges from plants. c. OXYGENATION & NUTRIENTS: solid oxygenation keeps them feeding. A water outflow (pipe, small tributary) would do the job. But this has to come with easy food (nutrients), because carp don't like to spend a lot of energy in the winter to go find food. Sometimes, it can be a slightly different combo. There is a magical bay on the St Lawrence, where wind churns the water, and there are a lot of mussels and the likes, and this is where one guy caught 375lb of fish on a single Jan 1st in an absolutely dreadful & freezing weather. We followed suit, and had the time of our lives. While freezing our respective butts (and nets and bait buckets and everything else). d. NUMBERS: carp clearly congregate in the winter, in large numbers. This makes them harder to find (less proper spots, not necessary accessible), but when you find them, this can be golden, and you'll catch one fish after another. And the great thing is that they are not going to move away! All this being said, this is truly challenging to find such a spot that actually works.
  23. Cold Fronts in November

    The overfeeding thing is about mid-winter, not about late fall. I fished in November many times, and fish certainly feed actively if you can find them. The difficulty is that they tend to move to or near their winter's quarters around that time, and disappear from many usual Sep/October hot spots. If you can find them don't hesitate to feed them as usual. But you need to find them, and that is the hard part. PS. actually, even the winter thing is not always true. In a nicely oxygenated holding area, they can go through a full bucket of maize in a few hours in a near-freezing temperature. I'v experienced that numerous times.
  24. BIG 4 Fall 2017 - Bragging Thread

    Welcome to the 100+ club, Todd! Well done!
  25. CAG Big 4 Prizes - Fall 2017

    So, as I hinted at last night, the BoD had some active discussion on the split of the monetary prizes, and we ended up deciding to acknowledge the Big4 2nd to 5th place a bit more. Here is the FINAL split. No more change, this is cast in stone now. Sorry for the last minute changes, but this specific point raised by David was very valid.