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  1. Pretty incredible all!!!...........good job!!.....Frank- you are incredible to organize all these!.......have you thought of having just a 12-month Joliet tournament?- you could make it the 1-ton tournament..... :)............
  2. Big Lake Big Fish

    Great fish!!!.......aggghhhhh another one to compete against!...You're killing me Dave!..... ( just kiddin-the more the merrier carpers!)...........
  3. Big carp tackle

    ?.....where's that?
  4. Finally got a break in the weather, though the bite is slow.......earlier this week caught a nice 6-14lbr on a nice creek run, then today a couple average catfish, and these two!- A beautiful 5-8 mirror, and this 11-8 common.......slow fighters but nice sunny day!....all on hair rigs-even the creek catch. Lookin forward to FFF, though still trying to pick my venue......
  5. FFF 2018 - Register Here!

    Awwwwww great!....now we have to compete against the likes of Big four winners......., just kidding- FFF just gives me a legitimate excuse to fish again (ya know, I'm in a contest, so I HAVE to fish.).......this is great to have sooo many anglers!!!!.....
  6. Todays carp

    Hello gang!! Fresh off my trial FFF run at midnight Saturday, I had the afternoon to fish in 35mph winds........which gravitated me back to the creeks. I usually use a subtle bite technique, but am trying hair rigs....just fearful of losing lots in the rocks......anywho, one pole had a panko/corn/birdseed/strawberry method feeder with 1 fake pop-up corn, one pole had a method feeder with 2 fake pop-up corn, and one pole was simply a sliding sinker above a #6 Korda krank hook.....and.......... 3 carp in 90 minutes, 6-8, 8-4, and 7-4...with no other hits/hook pulls, etc...there were 2 carp on the two-corn pop-up rig, and one, just as I was packing up, on the subtle bite rig- that fish fought for 10 minutes, up and down the creek, back and forth!- very exciting!!. had to get a face shot of that one as well!!!!....all pretty dark fish, and holing up in less then 8 feet of water in a creek no more than 30-40 feet across.........Can't say which rig won, cause it was biased with two hair rig poles.....but.............. prepping for FFF and ATC!!!..........
  7. FFF Primer

    Hi all!!! To echo Frank's call to participate in the 2018 FFF, I took the liberty to perform a pre- FFF primer, last night to show how easy it is!..........so........here's a simple step-by step process; 1. Wake/Stay up 2. Check the local time (starts at midnight!) 3. Drink (insert here- victory coffee, tea, juice, water, etc, but don't drink and drive) 4. Dress appropriately 5. Proceed to the local carp venue which contains un-frozen (non-frozen for the North zone anglers ) with appropriate carp fishing gear- pole, reel, line, hook, bait 6. Proceed to insert line/bait into carp venue 7. Reel in carp 8. Obtain photo of you and carp, preferably a time stamp on your picture 9. Release carp 10. Rebait and fish; repeat steps 6-9 over and over until 11:59pm January 2nd 11. Record and send in your photos on the thread Frank has set up ( thanks Frank and CAG for having this!!) 12. Follow these modified steps 1. Thank your uber drivers 2. Dress appropriately for a good nights sleep 3. Drink (see above) 4. Check the local time 5. Fall asleep By following this simple 17 steps on January 1st 2018, you too will enjoy the comaraderie of fellow CAG members as we start off what will be the best carpin year of all!! I followed these steps exactly, and low and behold.......... I was already awake. The local time was 11:40pm December 2, 2017. I drank one swig of tea. I dressed appropriately. (these I found were all easy steps) I proceeded (with the assistance of fellow CAG member and wife) to be dropped off at my venue....(it isn't safe to leave the car there). The water was un-frozen. I proceeded to place my terminal tackle into the water. I caught carp at 11:50pm 4-4lbr; 12:10am 3-0lbr; 12:21am 3lb 4oz, and this 4lb 8oz at 1:00am-thats my BIG FOUR FFF fish. Then I enlisted the local uber driver (my son and fellow CAG member) to retrieve me from the venue. I followed the modified steps and was asleep by 2:00am and now back to work at 6:00am..........good luck all!!!....be safe... ( I really don't look like skeletor ,,,ummmm, wellll.......)...thanks all!
  8. Self Photos with Your Smartphone

    great job!- move back just a bit to get you in the pic too-keep in mind at night that if you move a little, the image will be blurred, as the phone is trying to gather as much light for a sharp image, but there isn't enough light, even with the brightest of lanterns you may still get a grainy picture-here's a couple examples....one at dusk, no supplemental light, one with my headlamp on (that's a no-no too-gives aberrant lighting) one a little underexposed, but sharp, and another pretty good one, maybe just a bit blurred.......
  9. Cold weather baits

    Same thing here, but be patient-they'll hit, just not in the numbers you see in the other seasons.....I went back to creek holes-the deeper ones on bends in the creeks-they are there-haven't seen them walk onto land yet
  10. CAG Big 4 Results - Fall 2017

    Agreed Todd! I have also had this issue with reviewing the pictures. Not sure what the issue was. I think it is a great idea to post those pictures!.....Not sure if the burden would strain an already strained volunteer staff though.................thoughts all?......... PS- congrats again Todd on your CAG results!- very impressive!!!...as well as all the other contestants!!!
  11. CAG Big 4 Results - Fall 2017

    VERY NICELY DONE!!!!....Congrats to all participants, to Jerome for running the event and producing the certificates!!!!; and to CAG, its members, supporters, and volunteers for a job well-done!!- On to the FFF!!!!!!!!... PS- I really want to try the ATC-any takers for a pairing?...... :)............
  12. FFF 2018 - Register Here!

    Your name: Wm. Kirk Suedmeyer Your CAG forum name: MOCarper Your state or province of residence: Missouri The state or province of your FFF 2018 fishing venue, if it differs from your residence: Missouri/Kansas Junior (17 or under as of 1/1/18)?: uhhhhhh......no.......far from it-squared then x2, plus 10...... I'm all in!!!.......
  13. FFF 2018 - Contest Categories and Prizes

    Great job as usual Frank!!!.................looking forward to it-great fun last time!!..... ..............
  14. BIG 4 Fall 2017 - Bragging Thread

    Well.................................still no bragging, but went with my son today to get him on the board, still under tough conditions- 19 straight days of below normal temperatures.......rather than try a brand new swim an hour away, we went back to the creeks.........I hooked one but lost to hook pull, then, after my son caught 2 nice and ended with a third fish, I caught this nice 12-8.....on a hair rig with fake corn no less- getting really comfortable with hair rigs!!!..........good luck all in the next 48 hours!!!...
  15. Take heart all!!1- We have had 19 straight days of below normal temps with water temps plummeting to upper 40s to low 50s and it SHUT US DOWN!!.......we did catch 4 creek cap today and all four were just as round as they were long-very hefty fish, bout 11-13lbs or so.................
  16. BIG 4 Fall 2017 - Bragging Thread

    I have this commonly-open your picture with microsoft office-edit pictures-compress picture- documents-save and bingo, you're done!!...............darn, if I hadn't told ya, you couldn't be on the leaderboard eh?....naw.......good good job!!!...............
  17. Epic Vacation Session!

    WOW.........and again..............WOW!!!!.........that is one great session!!!!!!......wish we had had the weather hold-still not getting into the 50s.............fishing's shut down so I'll live vicariously through you!!!....................
  18. BIG 4 Fall 2017 - Bragging Thread

    .........and sometimes, just a fish can be difficult!- a series of cold fronts has really shut down the fishing around here....caught none yesterday, but made up for it today-back to the creeks in 39F weather and caught these 3.....10-8, 12-3 and 13-8.....no braggin size, but for the conditions, a pretty good day!.....
  19. BIG 4 Fall 2017 - Bragging Thread

    Great Fish all!!!-look at you- short sleeves!!!.......we've been walloped with cold temps and rapidly dropping water temps to the low 50s and lower!!!!....... good job!!
  20. Cold Fronts in November

    Good advice Jerome!!.....That's exactly where we are at here in Missouri/Kansas-we have had cold front after cold front which has plummeted local waters to 50F or less and we are having a hard time finding fish at all!!......it hit really fast and this week temps bottoming out in the low 30s!.....ouch!!!............
  21. 2018 TEAM competitive social

    Two thoughts- I'd love to have the lake to ourselves-maybe a Thursday/Friday overnight to avoid the crowds of a weekend?........so.....April 26/27, or May 3/4th? BUT, to get more people to participate, then the weekend dates of April 28/29, May 5/6, May 12/13th?.............. or a single day tournament/Fish in?....... There are several people from Kansas and maybe we could get some from Iowa?........the MOKANI CATCH CARP tournament?................. :)......... EXCITING!!!
  22. 2018 TEAM competitive social

    I'm in depending on dates.....mid-spring would be great!!.....I'd like to involve CAG from a state level, so let me help!.....
  23. Mirror Carp..?

    I agree with Jerome......In my first year of carping, I've caught about 500-600 carp with 5-8 mirrors, so that's about right.....comparatively, my mirrors have mostly come from creeks, a couple from a local lake.................and two very large goldfish!!!!!
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