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  1. Hey everyone here is a little write up from when i went scouting new waters a couple days ago: So on Monday i was itching to go scout a few waters after i got out of class and i remember my friend Darin telling me he saw a few koi in this one water like 5 years ago. I thought why not and decided to head out to that water just to scout and i really didn't plan on fishing. So I arrived and hopped out of the car and started to take a look around the lake, looking at the lake i wasn't to sure if carp were going to be in there. It was crystal clear, very weedy, and filled with bass, blugegill, and multiple other predator fish so i wasn't too sure about it. After a good bit of walking I was on the other side of the lake and I saw a lady flyfishing, so I asked her if she had ever seen any carp in here. Her response was that she has only seen KOI in here and that got me pretty excited! Then she said that when she's sees koi they are always the same 4 that she always sees, so that got me a little disappointed as i knew then it will be tough to find them. She then told me where she usually sees them at, so thats where I headed on my way around the lake. I arrived at the spot that the lady told me that she always sees the same few koi at and i got up on top of a picnic table to get a better view of the water. Sure enough about 15 yards out i see a big white koi, and its moving at me! Immediately I ran back to my car as fast as possible to grab my rods get them set up and make a bit of method. I ran back down with the gear and I see the White koi which i now realized it was a white and orange fully scaled mirror!! I threw a couple method balls down the bank in the line i knew the fish was taking down the bank. He ignored all of them though and then met up with another white and black koi!! So there is two that the lady told me about! Soon they both swam way out into the lake and disappeared together so i walked over to where i baited to look at the bait before packing and i see a big orange and black koi feeding on some method!! Immediately i flicked my rig out past him only having two split-shots on as the weight and dragged it back slowly until it was near him. I see him dip down and FISH ON!!! To tell you that was the most nerve wracking fight with a fish I've ever had was an understatement!! Eventally she was in my net, A big ORANGE-BLACK MIRROR KOI!!! I called Brendan down for pics and weights, which she weighed in at 15lb 8oz, a new PB KOI!! After releasing her i see another koi and casted to it and FISH ON again!!! This one was a small but stunning common koi with nice colors! Well after putting that back I see another couple koi in the area and i had a baited rod sitting there and the big orange and white fully scaled takes the bait and FISH ON again!! This is Insane I was thinking! Well i got her in my net and again it was a beautiful WHITE-ORANGE FULLY SCALED MIRROR with huge scales!!! That was it for the action but i did see another red and black koi and a what i think is a leather that is white and black! Always shows that you never know what you will find when you go out and find new waters!! To bad this was just before discovery month lol, although it gets me excited for discovery month still! My first fish from the lake and new PB koi at 15lb 8oz My second fish!! My third fish a very cool Fully Scaled mirror koi Brendan also went down here yesterday and saw a couple regular mirrors feeding, so apparently there are more mirrors in here than commons as the only common we have seen was a koi!
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