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#11029027 - 08/08/15 01:40 PM Carp from Brazos Below Whitney
Lloyd5 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/14
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Loc: Bosque County, Texas
Caught this one today. Caught on 4wt with 8lb leader and No. 6 crawfish imitation. Saw him lurking and sight cast to him, hell of a fight. It weighed 23lbs, 8oz. This is the biggest one I've caught on a fly rod.

Part of it's tail was missing. A decent size
channel cat I caught just before had a fresh chunk missing from it. Something big and mean is in there beating these fish up. Probably gar.
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#11029029 - 08/08/15 01:42 PM Re: Carp from Brazos Below Whitney [Re: Lloyd5]
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Great catch!!!

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#11029140 - 08/08/15 02:32 PM Re: Carp from Brazos Below Whitney [Re: Lloyd5]
Capt. Mac Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
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Loc: Sanger
WOW!
That blows my seventeen pound PB out of the water ( and that was in a seven weight)
Congrats!
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#11029258 - 08/08/15 03:33 PM Re: Carp from Brazos Below Whitney [Re: Lloyd5]
Hawkpuppy 1 Offline
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Registered: 06/20/02
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Loc: Kerrville, Texas
That's actually a buffalo, not a carp

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#11029371 - 08/08/15 04:41 PM Re: Carp from Brazos Below Whitney [Re: Lloyd5]
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Registered: 02/28/13
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni
Is there a water body record available for that monster? Nice job.
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#11029437 - 08/08/15 05:11 PM Re: Carp from Brazos Below Whitney [Re: Lloyd5]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/14
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Loc: Bosque County, Texas
Sheesh. I thought he mouth was a bit weird but it didn't dawn on me it was a buffalo.

This isn't even close to the record in Texas on a fly rod: Buffalo, Smallmouth 59.00 lbs 40.50 inches Oct 28, 1997 Lady Bird Lake Gibbs Milliken Fly Rod, brown nymph

Now I bet THAT was a fight!


Edited by Lloyd5 (08/08/15 05:18 PM)
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#11030579 - 08/09/15 12:22 PM Re: Carp from Brazos Below Whitney [Re: Lloyd5]
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Registered: 07/09/04
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Loc: Addison
Buffalo for sho.
I knew Gibbs great guy artist and writer he was art professor at UT and worked with TPWD his "Dorito" and "goose poop" flys worked great in the right situation wink


Edited by LoneStarCarper (08/09/15 12:37 PM)
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#11030827 - 08/09/15 02:08 PM Re: Carp from Brazos Below Whitney [Re: Lloyd5]
Crazy4oldcars Offline
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Registered: 08/15/08
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Loc: Silsbee (Southeast Texas)
Ha ha! Dorito fly!



"Tied" that up after some goof was messing around with the fishing reports at April Fool's Day. Said Mermaids were fair on Nacho Cheese Doritos at Rayburn.

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#11035874 - 08/11/15 04:38 PM Re: Carp from Brazos Below Whitney [Re: Lloyd5]
robert hunter Online   content
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I tied up nacho flys after that report crazy lol
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#11042740 - 08/14/15 07:58 PM Re: Carp from Brazos Below Whitney [Re: Lloyd5]
gray Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
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Loc: DFW
Great fish. Just curious. What about line class?

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#11042784 - 08/14/15 08:25 PM Re: Carp from Brazos Below Whitney [Re: Lloyd5]
gray Offline
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And my wife loved the nacho.

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#11043077 - 08/15/15 12:38 AM Re: Carp from Brazos Below Whitney [Re: Lloyd5]
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Crazy for old cars an I posted those after that report lol. Was a bit interesting dodging the circle hook lol.
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#11043078 - 08/15/15 12:39 AM Re: Carp from Brazos Below Whitney [Re: Lloyd5]
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That's a great fish Lloyd!
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#11043963 - 08/15/15 04:27 PM Re: Carp from Brazos Below Whitney [Re: Lloyd5]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/14
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Loc: Bosque County, Texas
Thanks folks! Gray, what do you mean by line class? I don't catch the reference.
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#11062019 - 08/25/15 04:13 AM Re: Carp from Brazos Below Whitney [Re: Lloyd5]
Cowtown Kid Offline
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Registered: 09/09/12
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Loc: Fort Worth
Nice Fish! I bet that was an exciting catch!

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