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  1. Jerome

    Champion of the Queen Award - Barry Howard

    The perfect choice! Congratulations to a well deserving champion of the queen!
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    CAG Spring Big 4 - Question!

    MA: June. Sometimes end of May.
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    Fall Big 4 2018 - Proposal

    The proposal described in the first post for the fall event seems an excellent compromise to me, much better balanced than the ill-formed change from last year. And yes, why not extend the event till the end of November (fishing remains excellent throughout November in most Northern states, and yes, fish will get fatter in the South by then, this sounds fine and fair). No more than 2 months though, otherwise we'd lose focus. About separate events in the spring between north and south, this made me cringe a bit to start with, a nation-wide event really should occur at the same time for everybody, but it is certainly true that the regional conditions are very different by then, and yes, this would basically end up with 3 distinct events. Why not give it a try and see what goes. It's good to experiment a bit, as long as feedback is sought for, and the changes are well communicated ahead of time.
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    Caught a Beautiful Koi

    This is an absolutely gorgeous fish. Well done, Rex. And I love the passion about fishing you keep displaying...
  5. This is a very cool video. Well done, Rex! And two nice fish!
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    Well, maybe there is such a prize... Since neither awards nor prizes were documented so far on this Spring Big4 forum, I can dream!
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    Fixed! My father always said 'better do things now than later'. So I did enter my Big4 1-12lb catch, as I believe that it did technically qualify! That would have been a great idea, I love bouillabaisse! But I had some remorse, and I ended up dutifully releasing this baby carp, maybe a tad traumatized by a 'nail biting' experience!
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    You know, I am just a humble immigrant, I am far from the level of sophistication of the locals when it comes to haute cuisine...
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    Is this picture legal for the Big4? Just checking... 😉
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    This 24 pounder made my day... Been working on this spot for several days, I was ready to give up, one last try... and I cracked it!
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    CAG Spring Big 4 2018 The RULES

    No sweat, I totally understand. This was a little confusing though. Now that Phil edited the online rules, things are more clear. And yes, such a regional split should bring new dynamics to the event. Tx.
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    CAG Spring Big 4 2018 The RULES

    Ok, got it. Yes, please clarify on this forum with a dedicated thread (including the map of relevance), as this regional concept isn't described in the rules published in the Q1-18 NACA, nor in the rules thread in the 'spring 2018' forum. It wasn't too clear if this was an idea in the air, or an actual decision. Thanks for the clarification.
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    Junior Tournament Aug 2018 - St Lawrence River

    Experienced carp anglers (CAG members, that's you!) are sorely needed to help the ~100 kids who will participate to this venerable tournament. If you have any question on what this entails, please send me a PM, I've been doing it for a while now... Long hours for sure, but seeing most of those youngsters catch a nice fish will reward you 100 times.
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    CAG Spring Big 4 2018 The RULES

    Also what happens when somebody does cross a section boundary?
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    CAG Spring Big 4 2018 The RULES

    Er, could we get an answer to this question? I'm going to travel, I have no idea if I'm going to cross a section boundary or something. Also, I don't see anything about the awards, the prizes, etc.
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    New (New) PB Grasser again!

    Amazing!! That is quite the monster. Bigger than my own PB Grasser by a solid 10 pounds. GIANT CONGRATULATIONS, you must be over the moon!
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    Frenemies - 15 Apr

    Five years later, still cracks me up. Thank you for sharing. Franklin is smiling.
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    Franklin laws

    So, so sorry to hear that. I always enjoyed your posts about your 'rivalry', Craig. You guys had a wonderful (and entertaining) friendship.
  19. We had a few really cold & harsh ones, I am no stranger to nets and fishing lines freezing up, or hot spot at midnight found frozen solid later in the morning, but I agree with you, this was undoubtedly the coldest ever.
  20. The three of you guys have an A+ for effort (fishing-wise and writing-wise)!! I really enjoyed reading all stories. Thank you for sharing.
  21. You have quite a cool brother! This sand sculpture is fantastic!
  22. PS. in MA, it is currently 6 degrees. Goes straight in the negative if you account for the 10/15mph wind chill. I don't think there is a lot of clear water right now! LOL
  23. A new PB on January 1st? That's a really cool story! Well done!
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    As your new President - Thank you!

    I wish you (and CAG) good luck. Big task ahead.
  25. 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!