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I had my day in the sun yesterday at a local swim some of us call Silverball. It was a dandy. Sunny and warm with a cool breeze off of the lake. I arrived at CCIW about 1 and talked to a few guys then walked into Silverball. Which is about 400 m. away. I set up and was into my first fish within 10 minutes then came a long wait. I saw some carpy activity to my right and so I moved over a bit and tried another piece of the swim. BINGO! I started to catch and continued to catch all through the late afternoon and early evening. I had a blast. I fished until I ran out of packbait. I caught around twenty. Most fish were males in the low to mid teens, Nothing over 20 and with one fiesty 4 lber. They were still high on testosterone and fought like crazy. Many were dinged up from spawning. They had cuts, scrapes, gouges , split fins and missing scales. Badges of honour from having participated in the struggle to continue the species.


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There were a couple that were still in good shape .


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The carp are still spawning there and I think the cold water delayed the spawn and may prolong it. Carp will still be coming into CCIW for a while yet.

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Nice Going, was in there last night after dinner for a hour testing out the new kit I picked up from Simon last week. I really love my new Roving Sling. Makes packing over to this area so much easier. Similar results - had 3 smaller males in an hour on honey corn topped off with pink pop up maize. Loads of line bumps, had to go completely slack line.

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Nice Going, was in there last night after dinner for a hour testing out the new kit I picked up from Simon last week. I really love my new Roving Sling. Makes packing over to this area so much easier. Similar results - had 3 smaller males in an hour on honey corn topped off with pink pop up maize. Loads of line bumps, had to go completely slack line.

I went down to 1/4 oz. of lead.

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