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Last night, Me, Donnie, Mike, Tristan, and Ken met up for an overnight session at the beautiful, clear, clean, waters of the #### chute. I had been dying to get out for a while since I have just healed from a shoulder injury, and Iwas anxious to test out my new Daiwa Infinity Overnighter bedchair. Ken, Tristan, and I showed up around 6:30 p.m, it was already pitch black outside so we took a bit to set our stuff up. About a minute after I casted out my line with 3 pieces of pineapple cukk corn on a bolt rig, I was distracted helping the Uchida's set up the bivvey. All of a sudden my alarm sang, I set the hook but the fish brought me into a notorious snag. The slimy piece of gold escaped. I re-baited with the same setup and tossed in a small handful of Tristan's Trusty particle mix. We finished setting up the bivv, although we had to improvise a duct tape, "Red Green Show" fix to one of the poles. It wasn't long before Tristan's reel starting peeling line and he hooked into the first fish to be landed of the night. I went to grab the net but it was broken right infront of the spreader block. Ken and I quickly pulled another quick duct tape fix and made the new Korda 3Gr Red Green Net. A decent 12 pounder made it to the mat. post-6711-0-70256900-1353855566_thumb.jp

My alarm went off yet again only a couple minutes after tristan released his fish. I was on the phone with Mike who was on his way down, when this happened. "GET IT, NICK, NICK GET THE DAMN ROD!" Tristan yelled as I tried to put my phone away without tossing it in the water. My pod and rod were knocked right over, but I brought the fish in after a great fight. A thick 18lber. post-6711-0-06677200-1353855821_thumb.jp

The redneck duct tape tactics seemed to be working, we had a functional net, and a fixed bivvy. Mike and Donnie arrived and brought some much needed hot drinks from Timmies. The temperature was about 0 or slightly below for most of the session. Mike brought his ice fishing rod which he landed a high twenties fish on the other day. Ken got the next big catch. This thing was so big we thought it was a snag! Ken had his rod doubled over, using all his might when the beauty broke the surface...a nice miniature wooden rocking chair.

Tristan landed another decent fish and put the chair to use, inspired by Lorne. post-6711-0-92773000-1353856196_thumb.jp

Tristan's special corn must've had addictive qualities seeing as he got yet another, and another, a CFL regulation shaped 16lber followed by a similar looking 25lber.post-6711-0-64423500-1353856328_thumb.jp

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We then went to sleep in the bivv, fitting my bedchair, tristans, and kens all in a one man bivvy. The night was filled with laughs, flatulence, and Ken catching a few fish which I didn't get a picture of since I was in a deep frozen sleep. It was a great session, lots of decent fish and some good friends to catch them with.

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lol Great post Nick. Looks like you guys had a blast. Goes to show you it ain't where you fish but whom you fish with. Kudos to Ken . Having to endure you two yelling at him in the middle of the night with out committing murder shows how much the man cares. :) Oh and I told you those nets suck for our way of fishing. :D

PS If we keep fishing there we'll probably end up with an entire suite for our carp to relax in.

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Awesome session with some nice fish! Not sure about the venue though!

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Man you guys dont looked dressed to warm for a Canadian winter .

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Great session guys. A big congrats.

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I Love my fishing but................................................ no way sleeping out in this weather no no no no you guys are nuts (oh to be Young and stupid again ). (oh that's stupid in a nice way ) , lovely gurt fish though.

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totally impressed! not sure which is more amazing....the number of awesome carp...or your sheer determination to fish regardless of bone chilling cold....showing a little of the Hamilton area "grit" and "toughness".....inspirational!.......love that duct tape is now considered standard carping equipment....bass and trout do not often break your equipment like carp do. last night's fishing sounds like one for the books. Ken's line must be a mess after dragging that chair fron the muddy depths.

i'll give you guys the "wow" factor....i couldn't believe you went out and fished last night.

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I want to thank you guys for leaving one for me.

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I fished the swim on the opposite bank for an hour or so today . Right after I visited the brand new Walmart at the centre mall.

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I want to thank you guys for leaving one for me.

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I fished the swim on the opposite bank for an hour or so today . Right after I visited the brand new Walmart at the centre mall.

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I'd pick carpin over the black friday sale madness anyday . (and I DID too)

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