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Last week I went on a vacation with my parents on a private riverside cabin.. the carp madness that followed made this the best session of my life! We arrived at the cabin for the weekend and I immediately began by chumming 2.5 gallons of particle bait. The sun set behind the woods on the opposite bank, and I entered my bivvy ready for my first night session ever...

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This 18 pound beauty so rudely disturbed me at 3:00 AM... I was having my favorite dream, where I'm on a weekend vacation and get to fish for carp the whole time. Oh wait..

The river went quiet for the remainder of the night, and I thankfully got some sleep. Little did I know how much I'd need it for the coming day..

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Around 9:00 AM my cygnet grand sniper pod almost dove into the river, all thanks to this cracking 19 pound common. Midway through the battle with this one, my other rod set off..Carp3.JPG.adbcd792a031843b0ff7954d3e57f1ae.JPG

Thanks to this other high double, my lines crossed multiple times. It's almost like they were communicating, "how do we mess with him the most?!" 

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I reeled the rods in and took a short break to eat breakfast, and then fed the fish another 2.5 gallons of particle. I was soon rewarded with this immaculate 20.. I love it when they put their dorsal up!

Of course, this vacation wasn't just about fishing... my family and I decided to do some sightseeing and returned to the cabin around sunset. With the final minutes of daylight I chummed the final gallon of particle I had brought with me, and set up my sleeping bag. I was in for the craziest 45 minutes of my life.

I lay down in my bivvy, exhausted from a long day of battling carp and hiking in the poconos. As soon as I begin to fall asleep, my fishy friends decide it would be a good time to set off a rod.. 

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This 30 certainly helped boost the average size! I couldn't believe my luck! on the last night of the trip, I was blessed with this gorgeous carp. As I posed for the above picture my shallower rod ripped off, almost entering the swift current of the river below.. I set the fish into the water and sprinted toward my rod pod.

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Despite being the smallest fish of the session at only 14 pounds, it fought as though it was a state record. Sometimes, the smallest carp put up the biggest scrap! I released it, satisfied with my weekend of fun. I returned to the bivvy, made my sleeping bag and lay down for a nights rest. "Not so fast!" as my rod pod proved to me a mere 10 minutes later. I sprung out of the sleeping bag and, with it still zipped around my legs, hopped down to the pod and began the legendary fight that ensued. I use a big pit reel with 500 yards of 30 pound test braided line, and this fish pulled the line down further than I had ever seen it. I lost track of the time, and I began to tremble from the excitement of what could be on my line. As the fish broke the surface, suddenly everything became more serious. I scooped the net up to reveal my second largest carp to date...

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Clocking in at a whopping 34 pounds, this common came only ONE POUND AWAY from breaking my PB! I couldn't believe it. This past weekend session has been the best I have ever experienced. Let's just say that I'll be returning to the cabin again, to catch many more immaculate carp!! ;) 

 

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Wow, this kid can fish!

Congrats on some GREAT fish.

You could do some real damage in our Big 4 Tournament!

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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!!!....................

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great fish i need a vacation session like this one day

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Great trip, fish, pictures, and write up! Very impressive. Congrats on having it all come together .

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Dang, great session ! 

#victorycoffee !

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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...

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20 hours ago, Jerome said:

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...

hmm.. just tried and I got this error

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1 hour ago, Lizardman529 said:

hmm.. just tried and I got this error

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.

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Ryan has said he will be writing something for our next issue!

And the NACA email is now working :)

naca@carpanglersgroup.com 

We are always looking for new articles and fishing reports - especially from our younger anglers!

 

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