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#11302234 - 12/24/15 04:40 PM First carp of the winter
Freshwater Phil Offline
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Registered: 01/10/13
Posts: 264
Loc: North of the Border
Normally ice fishing by early December, but with this unusually warm month, not a spec of ice in sight. Took advantage of our winter rules that allow for multiple lines, less than 45 minutes to get results. My first December carp ever.





Edited by Freshwater Phil (12/24/15 04:40 PM)
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PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs
PB musky = 52 inches (40 lb fatty)
PB blue cat = 59 lbs
PB lake sturgeon = 57 inches
PB alligator gar = 65 lbs

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#11302399 - 12/24/15 06:57 PM Re: First carp of the winter [Re: Freshwater Phil]
ScottEvil Offline
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good stuff
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#11302637 - 12/24/15 10:00 PM Re: First carp of the winter [Re: Freshwater Phil]
Mike Doran Offline
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Nice fish. What area of Texas did you catch the carp?

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#11302673 - 12/24/15 10:54 PM Re: First carp of the winter [Re: Freshwater Phil]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Nice fish. Good job. cheers
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#11302794 - 12/25/15 06:46 AM Re: First carp of the winter [Re: Mike Doran]
Freshwater Phil Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mike Doran
Nice fish. What area of Texas did you catch the carp?


I'm in Southern Quebec, long ways from Texas. I still post here every once in a while as I visit Texas quite often, and lived in Plano for a while.
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PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs
PB musky = 52 inches (40 lb fatty)
PB blue cat = 59 lbs
PB lake sturgeon = 57 inches
PB alligator gar = 65 lbs

2015 big ones:


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#11302798 - 12/25/15 06:48 AM Re: First carp of the winter [Re: Freshwater Phil]
Freshwater Phil Offline
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Registered: 01/10/13
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Spot I fished yesterday is normally covered in solid ice with some ice fishing huts on there by this time of year.
_________________________
PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs
PB musky = 52 inches (40 lb fatty)
PB blue cat = 59 lbs
PB lake sturgeon = 57 inches
PB alligator gar = 65 lbs

2015 big ones:


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#11302802 - 12/25/15 06:51 AM Re: First carp of the winter [Re: Freshwater Phil]
Freshwater Phil Offline
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Registered: 01/10/13
Posts: 264
Loc: North of the Border
This was one of our boat ramps about 4 weeks ago, I happened to be out walleye fishing on my friend's boat that day. Snow on deck, rod guides covered in ice, as outer temp was below freezing at the time.







Edited by Freshwater Phil (12/25/15 06:52 AM)
_________________________
PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs
PB musky = 52 inches (40 lb fatty)
PB blue cat = 59 lbs
PB lake sturgeon = 57 inches
PB alligator gar = 65 lbs

2015 big ones:


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#11302834 - 12/25/15 07:11 AM Re: First carp of the winter [Re: Freshwater Phil]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Nice fish!

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#11314580 - 12/31/15 02:00 PM Re: First carp of the winter [Re: Gitter Done]
Laker One Offline
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Originally Posted By: Gitter Done
Nice fish!






Plus #1. woot

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#11315619 - 12/31/15 10:24 PM Re: First carp of the winter [Re: Freshwater Phil]
Freshwater Phil Offline
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Registered: 01/10/13
Posts: 264
Loc: North of the Border
Finally found 4 to 5 inches of safe ice today, about 100 miles North of Montreal, kids caught some rainbow and speckled trout.




My 15 year old beat his record with this nice 18 inch / 2.5 lbs rainbow:



Edited by Freshwater Phil (12/31/15 10:24 PM)
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PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs
PB musky = 52 inches (40 lb fatty)
PB blue cat = 59 lbs
PB lake sturgeon = 57 inches
PB alligator gar = 65 lbs

2015 big ones:


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#11316323 - 01/01/16 12:51 PM Re: First carp of the winter [Re: Freshwater Phil]
greentumater Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 1385
Loc: Texas
Beauty rainbows!

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#11317835 - 01/02/16 09:09 AM Re: First carp of the winter [Re: Freshwater Phil]
Gitter Done Offline
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice Bows! Lifetime Memories.

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#11318592 - 01/02/16 05:52 PM Re: First carp of the winter [Re: Freshwater Phil]
Freshwater Phil Offline
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Registered: 01/10/13
Posts: 264
Loc: North of the Border
Tons of fun with the kids. That was further up North and at higher elevation, still waiting for safe ice to form closer to home. Cold front should dip us into the -20 range for a couple nights, so should have some ice around here later this week, as long as the 18 inches of snow doesn't provide too much insulation. Probably a foreign concept to most of y'all on this forum.
_________________________
PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs
PB musky = 52 inches (40 lb fatty)
PB blue cat = 59 lbs
PB lake sturgeon = 57 inches
PB alligator gar = 65 lbs

2015 big ones:


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#11336483 - 01/10/16 02:11 PM Re: First carp of the winter [Re: Freshwater Phil]
Catyakker Offline
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Registered: 01/12/12
Posts: 43
Loc: Schertz Tx
Now I remember why I moved from Great Falls Mt to sunny South Texas to retire. texas Great Pics of some great fish. Thanks.

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