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zippyFX

My first common

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Hi All,

I have not posted here in awhile but I have been trolling regularly. Just wanted to drop in and say I got my first common in Ottawa this evening.

One of the local fishing groups had a troll about Carp in a storm management facility near my home. I pinged the individual but never got any follow-up. I went there in the spring but did not see any signs of fish. Earlier this week I had some time at lunch so I decided to take a walk and see if there were any signs of fish. The water was cloudy but I did see allot of bubbling and I did see the some fish disturbing the water; Then out of nowhere a carp surfaced at a shallow area near where I was standing looked me in the eye and just slipped back into the water.

I went back to the spot this evening and figured I try for carp at night. I thought it maybe more difficult at night but thought I would give it a go anyway. Hammercarp had recommend a paylake style pack of oats and cream corn last year so I gave it a try. My mix was a little on the dry side and would not ball up sufficiently for a gentle toss. so I used it as a chum and threw in a couple of kilograms of corn to boot. I figured the pop up corn I had purchased would be better for a clearer water so tossed in a worm on #6 circle hook.

The end result was a 6 brown bullheads and 1 common carp. Thanks for all the help guys.... I think that now that I have dialed into what is required I maybe able to catch more in some more scenic locations in town.

This is a great group with lots of good advice. Thanks!

Estimated weight about 2 pounds.

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Edited by zippyFX

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Great write up..Great first carp!! Keep them coming!!

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Gorgeous fish , such a vibrant gold , great capture :yes:

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Now that sounds like gritty urban carp fishing at it's best!

Thanks for nice write-up Zippy. That was an enjoyable read for sure and congratz on your lovely specemin there.

Good luck at your next venue. You should have no problems finding more 'scenic' locations where you're from!

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Congrats on your first and keep building on your success. I'm sure we'll see many more from you. :yes:

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