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  1. Thanks all!!.....its been a great first carpin winter-appreciate all the support!......Dave, don't be jealous-you still got to go fishin!!!...........
  2. Hi all! A tale of two days fishin!- Sunday was very difficult- one of my creeks was covered in filamentous algae and floating gobs of it, which hung on the line, and the bait just sank into it.......don't have and haven't used pop-ups but I think that would have been great.....anyway hooked 4 and landed 3, including this 7lb 3ozr, 10lb 8ozer, and 3lbr (not shown-not a very flattering pc of me .......and then today was a far different story-went to a different creek, which for some reason didn't have the algae matts-hooked 6 and landed 5-literally I cast one pole, set the line, and as I cast the second, got a hit on the first and hooked him-this nice 12lb 5ozr, and the second rod took off but couldn't hook, him, but 12 minutes later, hooked and landed the 9lbr, then a 7 (with abnormal barbels), AND THEN, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CARP IVE EVER CAUGHT!!- THIS SPECTACULAR 5LBR- MIRROR- WHAT A FISH!!!!........hope it grows to a 20lbr someday!!!!., ended the 3 hour session today with this 8lbr...I thought I was addicted, but now I'm obsessed!!!!.....good luck out there-fishin warmin up!!!!.......
  3. Hi all! I'll admit this is weird request, but is there someone close to Jenkintown PA that can pick up and ship (i'll pay for shipping, etc.) a large (45lb) carp statue I am purchasing?-there's no shipping from the seller.........thanks for at least thinking about it!!........
  4. Welcome JT!......You'll find CAG is the most dedicated group of anglers amongst any of the sport fisherman.....name another group that specifically designs hooks to limit ingestion, and minimize trauma, discourage gill landing or holding, place the fish on a comfortable matt and suggests using a net that doesn't damage the scales!!!! Ive learned a lot, even being a voracious, life-long fisherman!!...........
  5. Hi all! The carpin continues, but at a slower rate....Sundays total was only 2 carp, lost one (snapped on the rocks), but decent sized at 7.3 and 10lb 8oz....then Monday was a little tougher but we split with a carp apiece-5.4lbs and 4.6lbs...his had a healed scar on the left side- he's still looking for his 10lbr, but coming close!!!...got snow and very cold weather so we'll see what the next couple days brings fishin!!!.......got a little more time as the garage is completely clean!... good luck all!!
  6. Hi Frank What's the winds like there usually?.......I'm very tempted to take the 7 hour drive but my techniques are a little different......I "needs" mostly protected spots away from anything more than a wisp/breeze.......... ......a couple more from this weekend......
  7. Thanks!- I think all the creeks around here hold massive numbers of carp-they just aren't fished cause you wouldn't think carp are of any size....my largest so far in a creek is a 17lbr last fall, just before CAG Big 4.....Rest of the week and into the weekend is supposed to be in the 70s, so.............GO OUT AND FISH!!!!- I'm going to Shawnee soon as well......
  8. Another weekend, another couple carp-these are a little nicer though- a 12lb 12ozer, then an 8 and 1/2 lbr!, both of which were caught in a creek just 2 minutes from the house!..the smaller fish was the hardest fighter....the 12lbr not so much......the creek has a series of very large, deep holes at a bend in the creek....I've caught lots of small channel cats, a couple of small mouth buffalos and my first river carpsucker-(just an inch off a master angler award), as well as mostly small to medium carp-the 12lbr is about the largest I've seen or caught in this part of the creek, but I think it holds larger!......Not an ATC event, but it'll do for the 90 minutes I had after cleaning 1/2 of the garage today!!......enjoy!.....
  9. Another weekend, another couple carp-these are a little nicer though- a 12lb 12ozer, then an 8 and 1/2 lbr!, both of which were caught in a creek just 2 minutes from the house!..the smaller fish was the hardest fighter....the 12lbr not so much......the creek has a series of very large, deep holes at a bend in the creek....I've caught lots of small channel cats, a couple of small mouth buffalos and my first river carpsucker-(just an inch off a master angler award), as well as mostly small to medium carp-the 12lbr is about the largest I've seen or caught in this part of the creek, but I think it holds larger!......Not an ATC event, but it'll do for the 90 minutes I had after cleaning 1/2 of the garage today!!......enjoy!.....
  10. WOW, WOW, WOW!!!.........I'm going to go next year just to see these fish caught!!!............good job all!- I can't even imagine hooking 30lb carp!!!................or buffalo
  11. Hello all!! February is winding down, but not the carpin!.......6 fish on Sunday, 2 on Monday, and then this afternoon, 3 more....my son landed 2 like a pro- you can see his confidence growing with each outing!.....Doesn't match Luke's latest 100lb challenge in 2 hours on Cats and Carp.com, or even close to what you're going to catch at ATC (-I wish I was there, even just to watch!!)....but it is still nice to have the chance to fish!!....hope ya like- all caught from a 300yd stretch of creek- 3lbs to a couple of 9lbrs and todays fish topped 218lbs for the month.............things are warming up!!!.... good luck all wherever you're fishin, and those who aren't-GO-or you will regret it...
  12. ...and the carpin continues, though not as hot as last week...6 fish the past two days, 5+,5+,6+,7+,8+ including this very fat, very dark 10lbr today (last pic)......and another couple split barbell fish-our department of conservation is interested in these as a possible sequela to pollution!, and surprisingly, when I told them I had caught two mirrors this past fall, they were very interested and asked to keep them up to date on any further catches.......if anyone in Missouri has or does catch some mirrors, can you contact me?............supposed to warm into the 60s by the end of the week, so I'm thinking about goin carpin......
  13. Hi all! I have a simple request; can ya'll send me a photo, with a weight and length, of any common carp you catch with fan-shaped/branched barbels?....I have now caught 5, all from the same location so far and I am trying to see if this is a step-up in evolution of carp barbels-branching to gain surface area and increase success of finding food-maybe pressure from less food in the waterway?...anyway-just seein if anyone out there has caught carp with similar barbels-appreciate any help!!......MO Carper..........
  14. Yep- it is a simple cast across-maybe 30-40 feet?.... there is a gravel bar dead-center that drops into a small pool,, maybe 6-8 feet deep at most, which then empties into a much much larger pool at the bend, but that's full of snags...the first pool is right at the end of riffles, so I figure they are lying in the most-oxygenated area of slack water and move up or down depending on weather.....I chum boiled corn at the riffles and sweet corn juice, then wait......this time, literally, I had a fish on within 3 minutes of casting......seemed they were just stacked up in there......I'm going to try to video a short episode and show the subtle-bite technique I use sometime.........and not one channel cat, which I have problems with during the summer..................always looking for new spots!!.....will be headed to Shawnee Mission lake once we get a better stretch of warmer temps.....maybe as soon as a month!!.......thanks for the comments all!!!
  15. And the carpin continues!!.....In 4 hours caught 12 carp from 6lbs 6oz up to an 11lb 13 oz!!, plus a 10-1, 10-4, 10-7, and a 9-9.... a total of 104lbs 3oz....an average of over 8 1/2lbs!!...and I lost more than a half-dozen hits as well.....temps were climbing into the 50s today and warmer tomorrow, but alas, can't go tomorrow.......I had one with only one eye, and another with unusual fimbriated (fanned-out) barbels-the second or third I've caught from this spot.....also noted most fish fought much harder than last month-water was a little warmer......and most of the carp were in good body condition, but not the fat ones I noted last month- maybe they're starting to feed cause they're using body condition/fat reserves and the water is starting to warm just abit?........some truly beautiful, vibrant colors in most-you couldn't paint the shine!!!.......sorry for all the pics-just my youthful enthusiasm!!...good carpin all!!!......