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  1. Actually, it was my first carp ever, but that counts, right? This is a pleasant little pond in an Arvada Colorado City Park, and the weather was outstanding today. I waited til it warmed up in the afternoon. I discovered my pack bait had a bit of mold in it, and wondered if that would affect my results. Then I wondered if I had set the bit alarm correctly. Apparently I had. Just as I reached up to check it, it went off. I was surprised, thinking it couldn't be that sensitive. And it wasn't. there was a fish on. And the carp didn't seem to mind the mold one bit. Reeled him in to the bank and kicked myself for forgetting the net. Fortunately, as I slacked off on the rod tension, the carp managed to throw the hook. I kind of nudged him into deeper water and he swam away vigorously. Since I didn't get him completely onto the bank, I was forced to (over) estimate size and weight, but this was one gorgeous golden colored mirror carp. I think it was probably ten pounds and twenty inches, based on what I've seen in videos. Cast both rods back out for a while, but I decided to pack it in, when a flock of Canada geese came in low for a landing, and one of them snagged my line. Nearly dragged the rod off into the lake, but I managed to grab it and reel in, minus my pack bait setup. I wonder if there's a goose somewhere with a lead weight hooked to its foot.
  2. Hi all!! Hope everyone is safe and healthy-goes for families too :)). I thought there would be more fisherman out, but its deserted around here. Any way, been fishin- and yesterday was great!. These two commons within the first hour, then lost 3 straight fish before these two beauties- a 6lb golden ghost and an 8.75lb "whiter" ghost. These fish "glow"/shimer" in the water. This spot has produced 5 additional ghosts, plus a couple mirrors and lots of 6-10lb commons. GO FISHING!- it will give you some solace-now more than ever!... Try as I might, I couldn't cacth Covid though and hopefully none of you do!!! Stay healthy! MO
  3. Nothing spectacular, and most were smallish, but still a lot of fun!.....the first 5 last Sunday and the last 2 yesterday...........trying some new sites tomorrow or Monday!....... MO PS- it's been suggested I use a flash for these, but.........no-one wants to see the same mug over and over....
  4. So, I would like to create the "Ten Truths of Carp Fishing". I originally thought of the ten commandments, but in todays age that is too much religious connotation.......so...with that, here's my thoughts- not in any order though........appreciate feedback and submittals! THE TEN TRUTHS OF CARP FISHING 1. You will not catch a carp if you do not fish 2. No matter where you are fishing, the largest carp are on the other side 3. The carp you lost is always larger than if you landed it 4. The weather is always better the day you don't fish 5. There is always one more piece of equipment that you need to catch that 30lbr 6. You always forget that one more piece of equipment you need to catch that 30lbr 7. There is always a bigger fish than the one you catch 8. The picture you take with your fish adds 10lbs to your weight 9. The carp is smarter than you 10. You do have time to carp fish. You have the same amount of time that Einstein and Michelangelo had; you decide what you do with your time! MOCarper..........
  5. Here is an interesting take on rice pack bait appreciate you guys watching and if you wanna be a legend. Im 21 subs away from hitting 1000. Hit that subscribe button please and thank you.
  6. MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!! had a couple hours after work this afternoon to go carpin- 60 degrees outside!!.........Landed these three (largest was 10 lbs) and lost another to hook pull......deep creek hole that I had never fished before...........nice self Christmas present!- Christmas carp- subspecies of the everyday carp!!!.....Hope everyone has a great Christmas!!! MO
  7. Hit the creek today, tryin to prep for the FFF, and had these two, a great golden 16-8 and a darker 10-0 and lost another. Very soft bites and slow fight but beautifully fat fish!!..........good fishin all!- go to the creeks- the fish are always there!! MO
  8. This video says it all. Where I live, Carp are underestimated game fish. Anyone that see how quickly they can peel drag would agree! Hope you enjoy, and please let me know what you think. Thanks https://youtu.be/6ofbw6n2ZKc
  9. So.....the start of my CAG Fall 2019 started with a blip....fished a local lake where I had caught fish up to 26lbs, but alas, lost one in a snag with the rig- carp 1, MO 0, then hooked a solid 8-10lbr and it ran along the shore into a snag and was gone, carp 2, MO 0, then hooked a little guy, brought to shore but off at the bank; carp 3, MO 0. Hooked a 4th and final smallie and was off halfway to the shore; carp 4, MO 0.....so............went back to the creeks and caught 6 fish, my first CAG fish at 8lb, 13-8, 8-6, and 12-0, and a little 5-6, but of all things, a bighead carp!-wouldn't have believed it, but hooked like a common- this is a small creek but it eventually runs to the Missouri. This was the only hit on a panko, dried bloodworm pack bait, and it beat the daylights out of me and escaped!..........so, my four didn't even cross 45lbs!!!.......oh well, just getting started.... MO
  10. Though it was boiling outside (98F and 105F heat index) I decided to try one of my most consistent creeks, and ugghh- very high and muddy, but, I was here and had an hour, so why not. AND one hit, one fish and wow, wow, wow!- this one shone 10 yards out- a large (10lb) Ghost- almost snow white- called him Casper and let him go-great fighter and just a nice quick set!.........My best ghost by far!!..........
  11. 2019 CAG Membership Drive & A Special Incentive to Join! For over 25 years the Carp Anglers Group (CAG) has been dedicated to introducing anglers in North America to the excitement of catch & release carp fishing as well as the protection of trophy carp. Strength in Numbers: One of the critical factors toward ensuring the protection of trophy carp (especially from indiscriminate bow fishing and unregulated or illegal movement of fish) is the continued growth of our membership base. Simply put - The more members we have the greater our presence, influence and representation we can have to ensure better appreciation for carp and carp fishing with state fishery organizations. Every $ Counts! CAG is a not-for-profit organization run by volunteers. Every cent of your membership fee goes toward supporting the CAG mission and better outcomes for our favorite sport fish. We need you! Now is the time to step up and join CAG. It costs only $25 for new members (which includes a New Member Pack) and then just $20 a year for renewals. We now have almost 4,000 people on the CAG Facebook page so we know there are plenty of potential members! Please Note: If your CAG Membership has expired or you are a CAG Forum Guest please Log-In with your existing User Name and Password to renew your membership. Please do not create another account. Click Here to Join CAG CAG Members* who join or have a current membership at midnight on August 31st 2019 will be automatically entered into a draw and the chance to win the following prizes! First Prize: Worth $279 A Deeper Smart Pro + Castable Sonar Unit together with a Smart Phone Rod Mount, Night Fishing Cover & a Winter Smart Phone Case (perfect for winter or ice fishing trips). Second Prize: Worth $100 A Special Linear Bait Session Pack that includes Session boilies, flavored pellets, jars of double dipped hook bait, jars of flavored corn, Plus Glug & Booster spray. Third, Fourth and Fifth Prizes: Worth $50 each A RidgeMonkey VRH300 Rechargeable Headlamp worth over $50. The VRH300 offers Selectable White or Green light two level output for wide angle and a third longer range spotlight makes this the ideal fishing headlamp. Rechargeable lithium battery offers up to 90 hours of use. Click Here to Join CAG * To be entered for the draw you must be a fully paid CAG member (excludes CAG Directors and Temporary memberships) at midnight August 31st 2019. The lucky winners will be drawn using an on-line number randomizer. The North American Carp Anglers Group (also referred to as CAG) was established to pursue the following objectives: A): To gain acceptance of common carp as an exciting and challenging sport-fish B): To become better carp anglers, assist others and encourage them to join us. C): To treat the carp with respect, promote the release of trophy-size carp and encourage others to do the same. D): Most of all: go fishing, share with others, and have fun.
  12. So, the IGFA has grand slams for "popular" fish species (Bass, trout, inshore saltwater fish, etc.- three species in a day, 4 species in a day, etc. ). I had some time at a conference I was presenting at in Utah, so I got a guide and we went dry fly fishing, and nymphing. Well, I caught a bucket -list fish my brother and I only dreamed of- Grayling!!!!... We always thought we'd have to go to Alaska for them, but I caught more grayling than any other fish, in creeks no one would think held fish....The day proceeded with rainbow, cutthroat, brook, grayling and the trip ended with a fair number of brown trout!!!......Interestingly we found a chunk from the middle of the body of a very dark carp- no head, no tail, floating in the river............. an eagle or osprey maybe................within 48 hours of returning, just had to go creeking for carp though, and, uh, cattin too!... .....oh, and the conference was good too!.... MO
  13. Hi all!!!..... Well after a short trout trip in Utah (grayling, brook, rainbow, cutthroat and browns), came back to creekin-new spot, and less than 15 minutes, had 3, lost 1, then constant action for the next 2 hours!!! AND 3 DOUBLES (only took 2 rods)....biggest was 12-2!!! I've never been skunked in the creeks that I can remember, so if your sittin there reading this or looking out your window, GET TO THE CREEKS and CARP!!!....Life's too short!! Sorry if the videos don't come through!! IMG_0771.MOV IMG_0919.MOV IMG_0919.MOV
  14. Well............I'm hearing crickets on the forum all!!.............just cause the Big Four is over, doesn't mean the carp get a respite eh?........Today I braved the 94 degree, 100 degree heat index to get some creek carp and, yep, they were there!!...... In 6 minutes, I caught 4 fish; one carp within 30 seconds, then another 3 minutes later, then two channel cats three minutes apart, and wound up with 7 fish altogether- 5 carp and 2 channel cats-lost two more hits in 40 minutes. All on either strawberry or lemon pack on 8lb test with super ultra light rods- the hits barely make the alarms trip and it was non-stop. All in a new spot-I never made it to one of my favorite holes!!..........glad I took some lemonade!!!...........Go to the creeks all- the action is non-stop!!! Though small, they fought like 10-12lbrs on light drag!!!!......so much fun!!!.............MO carpin set up creek.MOV
  15. Weather is finally settling!, so migrating from the creeks to the lakes and the bite is starting to pick up!- here's a few from 6-18lbs, the two largest caught tonight .....Good carpin all!
  16. So....I posted my most unusual catches on carp rigs a couple years ago- a Chinese mystery snail (Jerome I think you had one too) and a gar, but this tops it all!. My first fish of last night was.... A WALLEYE!!!. I knew this lake was stocked with them. I wasn't reeling in- I had 2 yellow fake corn on a hair rig and a 3os gripper lead with a combination of soybean meal, panko, sweet corn and birdseed-tightlined 50 yards out. Hit like a carp, but as I reeled it in close I thought I had a bass, but no-this 2lb walleye!!!!! CRAZY. I travel to Minnesota yearly to catch walleye and pike!- now I have the best of both worlds and have to travel 50 feet!!!!!.....bet the walleye circuit never used this combo to catch walleye!.......my thought (in the clear water) is it saw the corn move and hit it.........they don't eat bottom stuff!!.....I released it as well (they're very good eating!).........
  17. The Quest to catch some big pre-spawn commons at the Fairgrounds was proving difficult. In this episode we try a different section of the lake after using a Deeper Sonar to find the fish. Our efforts were rewarded with Andrew landing a couple of good commons. Hope you Enjoy ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp5HuSisYNA
  18. After a spring of fishing we finally got some footage edited, the coffee pot filled and a mug ready for some victory action ! Our first trip of the new season took us to Adams County Fairgrounds. The calm morning quickly turned into a cold, blustery afternoon. Our efforts were rewarded towards the end of the session with a with a nice low double common. We were lucky and shot some footage of a magnificent bald eagle flying over the lake. A very short video from a very cold few hours on the bankside! Hope you enjoy this teaser of the season to come! Best Regards John
  19. HAPPY FATHERS DAY ALL!........HERE'S HOPING EVERYONEGOOD FISHING BUT SPEND TIME WITH THE KIDS-IT GOES BY WAY TOO FAST!!! .......MO
  20. WOW!!!!!!! My best session ever!- in between drenching rains the past several days, took a 4 hour session behind the house- landed 15 fish- no losses, no catfish, and finally broke through 20!....totals were 12-5, 15-0, 13-4, 16-15 (double), 16-4, 15-5 (double), 18-2, 18-0(double), 14-2, 13-7, 14-12(double), this nice 20-10!, 16-0 (double), 16-4, and my last one during rain and just before midnight at 14-2!!......What an incredible night!!!!!!!!!
  21. So...fishin's pickin up!!........in just a three hour session, caught a walleye (yes a walleye!) two channel catfish, and a plethora of carp- some of the strongest fish!-13 fish from 13 to 21-6oz......the waters' warmin. up...won't top the East coast fish, or Codys massive leviathan, but its still great!!!!.........good fishin all!!! MO
  22. So.........I have a spot on the lake that consistently produces for me regardless of the weather, except when its frozen. I do see less surface activity right after heavy rain, and fewer catches when the clear lake becomes chocolate, but, at least to me they seem less affected by weather than crappie or bass.........thoughts all? Caught these two last night ( and lost a third at the shore-snapped thew line) after extreme rains the previous 2 days which turned it into chocolate.....(ok maybe latte ).....maybe a post-spawn female on the larger one?........ MO
  23. I'd say happy memorial day like everyone else-its a vacation day, start of summer, etc. BUT, we should take at least a somber moment to remember those who have allowed us the freedom to fish for carp, decide where and how to live and be the greatest country on the planet!!!!!.........so, simply, Memorial Day-thank you for serving!!!......... MO
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