As carphd explained, while some of us stayed with the large contingent of all species anglers, some of us escaped to our own private carpvana! A few CAGers and boys from WCC of central NY got together and hijacked a few kids to fish downstream of the large masses. I set up on the end near the mudlock, Frenchie took the middle and BigFish Tom secured the lower end. We were ready and set up at 9am and shortly thereafter my nephew Sean managed to wrangle in his very first carp! He was a bit hesitant to hold the 1st one! He was much more confident with the next one though! After a bit of a lull...we managed to get a full contingent of rods set up and invited our neighbor over that Frenchie found in Fulton to join us! He had no fear of the slime and embraced the fish full on! Meanwhile his sister was wrestling a monster that fired over with Frenchie (sorry no pix from me). Frenchies friend from Fulton with his well slimes shirt! . As we settled in and were observing the resident bald eagle (again, sorry no pix) the rods fired again and Sean pounced on it, eventually landing and posing with this beauty. Straining under the weight of the beast! About this time, the rest of the crew showed up, including my wife, her sister, nephew #2, my daughter and her husband and my son Austin. We had plenty of action and some family members may have been out of practice (yes I mean you Ashley) as we lost a few to the weeds, one to a passing boat and one to a hook pull. Sean had to finally come to the rescue and show us how to land them again... Quite a handful, even Colin mugs for the camera! As high noon approached, Sean had to zip down to the awards ceremony and the rods were manned by a much bigger kid, who wasted no time in hauling in this nice #22! It's still good to be a kid! Unfortunately the day had to end, nephews had to return home, but Austin, Bill and myself stayed and managed to coax another carper and his kids to returning to the dogpark for some mnore action. But that may be for another dad to post....... Trophy for 1st carp ever! As Bill said, a great day was had by all!