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Well myself Carl Heltzel and Mike decided to do some shawnee carpin today. We fished all day and even though it was kinda slow for shawnee we still managed to get 9 carp for the day amongst ourselves with the biggest around 13ish lbs. I started off the day with a mirror carp which is my 2nd. Today was sort of an experiment day trying out new rigs and baits. Big thanks to Karl from scorpion tackle. I bought a rig kit from him and used a few different setups today producing fish for me. His x2 hooks are very sharp and strong. I got snagged a few times and the point stays extra sharp and no bends unlike most hooks out there. I missed about 7 runs with either snags or just plain missing them. We almost had a bad incident with a few boats. I lost my cool on the one guy who came 10 feet from the bank and got my braid stuck on his motor. I lost about 75 yards of line to this retard and definately said some choice words to him. Then some kids in a cayak did the same thing to both Carl and I but no line lost then some other moron did the same thing again to me and I lost about 60 yards of line. I was not a happy camper because later in the evening the line that broke made me lose my big one of the day because I got snagged on it out in the water.Other than the fact we all look like lobsters from sitting in the sun all day it was a lot of fun and we got to show a few people how to carp fish and told them about the site. I would recommend checking out scorpiontackle.com for your fish supplies. Karl has a lot of great prices and today was a test of a lot of new things I bought and I made some boilies out of his flavors and other products and I was having a lot of runs for it being a slow day. Well heres some pics. Enjoy...

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Resized them since my first program wasn't doing it quickly

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Most were in the 10-14lb range. The funny thing about this spot is they get up into the 40inch range which is kinda long for a carp around here but today I think the biggest was around 30inches. It was actually a slower day for this spot. Carl has caught up to 20 himself in a day. A few Cag events and fishins have been held here and its a nice place to hang out with your friends.

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Guest Starless Dragon

Nice fish guys, good work!

Sorry about losing the line to the idiots, I HATE it when that happens.

Beautiful sunset/sunrise shots, too!

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yes it was a great day. had lots of fun but the sun burn is not so fun . brian ,mike and i talked and joked and put up with the labor day weekend idiots

all day. we also talked and promoted cag to a lot of nice people. :D

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I'll definitely have to join you guys out there sometime. I took a drive to Shawnee a couple weeks ago to check it out...looks like a nice place to fish.

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shoot me a pm sometime when you want to go or just hang out with us. That was shawnee but if you want to try something more local let me know and I can take you to some of my spots around town here. Look in the mid atlantic regional section for tonights catch. lol 30lbs 15oz We get together every week or so and hang out for a while to do some carpin so feel free to tag along and we can get you all set up..

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macfish here. Hey guys, great looking fish! You caught some real beauts there. I was also interested in what looked like homemade rod pods, made out of PVC pipe (white)? If that is true could you show a few pics of them? Thanks, Jonathan

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sure I will set mine up tomorrow and get some pics for you. We both have ours made very similiar but mine was a little different so I can place it in the water since my bank space is limited. Total cost is roughly 10-15 to build.Carl showed me his one day and I just built mine last week and its working well for me.

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sure I will set mine up tomorrow and get some pics for you. We both have ours made very similiar but mine was a little different so I can place it in the water since my bank space is limited. Total cost is roughly 10-15 to build.Carl showed me his one day and I just built mine last week and its working well for me.
Great looking fish pics. I'm glad you had a good time. The one fellow in the pics looks like he tried a new tanning method called raw hide. I too would be interested in seeing some pics of your homemade rod pod. Have you tried using backleads to stop the stupid boaters from getting your line?

Turtle

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LOL you mean my lobster friend? lol We were in the sun all day and he got it the worse as you can see. Of course he had sunglasses on too. I havent tried backleads but in this situation it would not have helped. THis guy was 10 feet from my pole! Both times this happened. I will take pics hopefully tomorrow of the pod. It started to get dark so hopefully tomorrow I can do this for everyone to see.

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Great looking fish pics. I'm glad you had a good time. The one fellow in the pics looks like he tried a new tanning method called raw hide. I too would be interested in seeing some pics of your homemade rod pod. Have you tried using backleads to stop the stupid boaters from getting your line?

Turtle

new tanning method yep. igot about 3 bottles of sun block. and to dumb to put it on . man it burnt to . i also got a nice mask.

but had a lota fun anyway.

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Since I keep forgetting to take pics of our homemade pod I cropped some photos so you can get an idea. I will take some good ones monday or tuesday.Mines a little different from carl's but you can make them any way you want to your likings. I have metal rods in mine for weight to hold it down in water.

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So ya had a few words with some boaters I prefer the catapult to handle those or a throwin' spoon with a hard method ball. Where I've been fishin' a kayaker went right under my poles one day I had a few words with him and about 5 others fishin'.

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