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Awesome fish guys congratulations to all of you I signed up today (haven’t been on so didn’t know it was happening) a little late to the party but i will be joining the festivities ASAP

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On 5/15/2018 at 11:03 AM, (RI) pickerd said:

OK, been trying like a son of a gun to get a big mirror. It happened today with this gorgeous 31 lb., 8 oz. fully scaled beauty. Ah, persistence (with a little luck) pays off!

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WOW!!!! way to go!!!, that's a beauty!!.....my biggest mirror is a measly 14lbr..........good job!!!

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On 5/10/2018 at 4:58 PM, Fontona19 said:

I had the same problem loading pictures to the leader board last year. It is because the photo is too large. If taken with a phone, send the pictures via text message and that will compress them. If taken on a digital camera you will have to manually change the photo size using editing software. I don't recall the appropriate size though. 

Or you can email the images to yourself and it should give you a choice of image size... quick tip you don't even have to send it just save the file once the email is created ;)

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So......my average is up this year, but the numbers are lower and just not finding a consistent large fish venue......though I am also not locked into 18mm boilies, tiger nuts, etc. (yet)......Have run a lot of fish recently, topped by this 21-8 yesterday, several teens, but also a 1 and 2lbr-bodes well for the lake in the future-seen more larger fish than smaller!!!...So, 21-8, 12, 11-8, 16-11, 16-11, 16-2, 2-0 10-8, 12-9, 1-0, 14lbs.....lost some rigs and had my first hook pull of the year!.....aghhhh, but always fun!!!!,,,,

 

 

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This 22lb 9oz common was caught during the 6th Annual 5 Bridges Carp Tournament in the Lincoln Park Lagoon, on the Chicago lakefront.  5/19. Took "Biggest Fish" prize. Sorry my scale is hard to see, hook is hanging from my collar.

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On 5/15/2018 at 2:14 PM, SoCalCarper said:

Awesome fish guys congratulations to all of you I signed up today (haven’t been on so didn’t know it was happening) a little late to the party but i will be joining the festivities ASAP

Went out saturday and caught 1 my brother caught 2. Heres my 1 at 31lbs caught on my new rods so slowly taking the blank stink out of them 

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so....haven't had a s much time to fish, and working all though the holiday, BUT was able to do some night fishin last night, and it was the worst start ever!!!!... EVER!!!-hooked large fish ( likely grass carp) within 10 minutes of starting and LOST IT and the rig!....Ugghhhh, then 3 straight hook-ups, and LOST THREE Straight fish and rigs/parts thereof!!- so....fish 4, MOCarper 0 and 4 lost rigs......when it couldn't get worse, I reeled in to re-bait, and didn't know I had another fish!- it exploded away and broke the hair....I dont swear, but this made it very close! @#$*!!!!.......With 25 minutes left until the park closed.........I doubled!!!- I already packed net, sling, pad, lights, etc......so landed both without snaring the third line, weighed, released, packed up again and left with 4 minutes left til the gates closed!!......8-9, and 11-4.........................woah!!!..........what a night!!!

CAG Big Four Spring 2018 8lb 9oz May 27 2018.JPGCAG Big Four Spring 2018 11lb 4oz May 27 2018.JPG

 

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This 24 pounder made my day... Been working on this spot for several days, I was ready to give up, one last try... and I cracked it!

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Is this picture legal for the Big4? Just checking... 😉

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17 hours ago, Jerome said:

Is this picture legal for the Big4? Just checking... 😉

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Jerome, I find this picture appalling and in poor taste.  Where is the brioche bun and tartar sauce.  Maybe a dash of hot sauce.  :knifefork: 

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*To clarify...this thread does say post your pictures here :) ......

WOW!!!, what a session, and at a new swim!- Went to a lake about an hour away two nights ago where I heard there are monster carp (I go pretty much on any goose chase ya know!:).....well, no giants, BUT, in 11 hours, I caught 26, yep 26 carp and lost 2. Fish were anywhere from 2lb 3oz to 21lbs!  (which gained me a pound in the Big Four.)....Very strong fish- fought to the level of creek fish....Alas, no monsters, or even evidence of such....I had two triples and two doubles!!!!!....the action was so good, I went from 3 poles to 2 -too difficult to manage singly....and through all that, didn't lose one rig!!!!.......what was to be a 4-6 hour session went to a near 12 hour just cause it was so much fun, and not  another fisherman!..........., now, to find a larger fish venue.......hmmmmmm.....Good talent all!!.(cause sometimes it is talent and not luck ya know!....:D....so.......8-15, 13-2, 9-0, 10-14, 10-0, 13-8, 11-5, 10-6 (1st triple), 11-4, 13-2, 13-2, 16-0, 2-3, 13-5, 9-7 (second triple), 21-0, 11-9, 11-9, 14-0, 15-8, 12-1, 2-6, 10-3, 13-5, 11-15, and 7-7..............still recovering as had to go to work in the morning!!!

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......and......went back last night, though a shorter session, with poorer results.....a 7-10, 1-0, 2-10, 12-11, 14-3, 10-3, 12-4, 5-3 and 12-3 to end the night about 2:00am...........then the drive back to KC and work by 6.......nice start to a day when you can say you've caught 35 carp in the last 24 hours!!!.............me thinkin I need to change up the game to get some larger fish!...good talent all!!

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On 6/6/2018 at 3:19 AM, Brad said:

Jerome, I find this picture appalling and in poor taste.  Where is the brioche bun and tartar sauce.  Maybe a dash of hot sauce.  :knifefork: 

You know, I am just a humble immigrant, I am far from the level of sophistication of the locals when it comes to haute cuisine... 

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Some thoughts here-

1. MOCarper, is the reason you are always smiling in your photos that you are a dentist or advocating "See your dentist twice a year?"

2. Jerome, would that carp would be the basis for a big pot of bouillabaisse?

To all- Tight lines and screaming alarms! 😁😂

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6 hours ago, (TN) Cannonball said:

Some thoughts here-

1. MOCarper, is the reason you are always smiling in your photos that you are a dentist or advocating "See your dentist twice a year?"

2. Jerome, would that carp would be the basis for a big pot of bouillabaisse?

To all- Tight lines and screaming alarms! 😁😂

You funny!...uhhhh, nope,  not a dentist, haven't been to dentist in 30 years...no braces, no flossing, just brush twice daily.............I am always smiling cause I am always happy/excited with every fish I catch!!!!!!...can't comment on Jerome's fish other than to say it doesn't appear to be one of the Big Four catches....hmmmmm...:rolleyes:

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Jerome's fish might qualify in a few years.  My father always said anticipation is greater than realization.

Must be nice not to go to the dentist but your habit certainly pays off. Just think......you can buy more carp stuff with the money you save in dental bills.

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Haha!- yep, already bought more than a dentists visit!!!!..............pushin for 1,000 for the Big four, maybe go for broke and do a 72-hr session straight through to see if I can get my best total for that, big 4 and 6.........pathologic I know, but.......fun while I can still do it!!-gotta live life!.........:wacko:

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...only one last night at an old swim- does much better when chummed for several days, but a fish is a fish......4-8 :)...

CAG Big Four Spring 2018 4lb 8 oz June 8 2018.JPG

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On 6/8/2018 at 8:31 AM, (MO) MOCarper said:

can't comment on Jerome's fish other than to say it doesn't appear to be one of the Big Four catches....hmmmmm...:rolleyes:

Fixed!

On 6/8/2018 at 10:18 AM, (TN) Cannonball said:

Jerome's fish might qualify in a few years.  My father always said anticipation is greater than realization.

My father always said 'better do things now than later'. So I did enter my Big4 1-12lb catch, as I believe that it did technically qualify!

On 6/8/2018 at 2:01 AM, (TN) Cannonball said:

2. Jerome, would that carp would be the basis for a big pot of bouillabaisse?

😁😂

That would have been a great idea, I love bouillabaisse! But I had some remorse, and I ended up dutifully releasing this baby carp, maybe a tad traumatized by a 'nail biting' experience!

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On 6/6/2018 at 3:19 AM, Brad said:

Jerome, I find this picture appalling and in poor taste.  Where is the brioche bun and tartar sauce.  Maybe a dash of hot sauce.  :knifefork: 

If there was a prize for the biggest Big 4 logo you'd be a contender!

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16 hours ago, (CT) Savayman said:

If there was a prize for the biggest Big 4 logo you'd be a contender!

Well, maybe there is such a prize... Since neither awards nor prizes were documented so far on this Spring Big4 forum, I can dream!

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Well, with 1 day to go, and fishing being terrible, I managed my last couple fish to break 1,000lbs for the CAG tournament!-this last 11lbr yesterday came with temps in the mid 90s and no wind!......one hit, one fish on a homemade boilie which made it even more special!!!............91 fish, 1,006 lbs for an average of 11lbs/fish!!!.....my personal bests, as well as about a dozen grass carp with my personal best of 46-13!!......especially after a disastrous week of losing gear, tennis shoe soles, a rod (left unintentionally for the next angler (:)- fortunately not a carp rod, tackle, an isolite from my bobbin, 5 swims in 36 hours, 3 hours apart, etc. etc.....may even try tonight........great tournament!- who else can say that the top ten finishers of a freshwater tournament averaged 25lbs for 4 fish!!!!!!!- no-one- Congrats to all!!!!

 

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8 hours ago, (MO) MOCarper said:

Well, with 1 day to go, and fishing being terrible, I managed my last couple fish to break 1,000lbs for the CAG tournament!-this last 11lbr yesterday came with temps in the mid 90s and no wind!......one hit, one fish on a homemade boilie which made it even more special!!!............91 fish, 1,006 lbs for an average of 11lbs/fish!!!.....my personal bests, as well as about a dozen grass carp with my personal best of 46-13!!......especially after a disastrous week of losing gear, tennis shoe soles, a rod (left unintentionally for the next angler (:)- fortunately not a carp rod, tackle, an isolite from my bobbin, 5 swims in 36 hours, 3 hours apart, etc. etc.....may even try tonight........great tournament!- who else can say that the top ten finishers of a freshwater tournament averaged 25lbs for 4 fish!!!!!!!- no-one- Congrats to all!!!!

 

CAG Big Four Spring 2018 11lb 4 oz June 14 2018.JPGIMG_9101.JPG

ooops, uh, nope, I had 1057 lbs last year during CAG BigFour, so a little short and won't make that up!...........or will I tonight?...hmmmmm :D

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On Leaderboard, but it says I'm "Registered but not Approved".  Doubt that will be resolved before 11:59.  Here's tonight's first one - caught in Kansas. 12 lbs. 8 ounces.

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