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#11405857 - 02/10/16 03:18 PM My PB Common and new Northlakes Record 20.5 Lbs 36 inches
Mike Doran Offline
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Registered: 03/02/14
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For about 6 months now I have been fishing nearly every day trying to break my Common Carp record of 19 lbs out of North Lake Pond in Denton, TX. I fish usually 4 to 7 hours per day at least 5 to 7 days per week. I have fished in the pouring rain, freezing cold, and into the nights chasing this elusive 20+ pound Carp. I have caught many in the 17 to 18 pound range and 3 right at or just over 19lbs. The wind was in my favor today blowing towards my favorite cove. I was sitting in my car when I heard one of my reels screaming out drag!! I was very pleased to see it hit on my 10 foot pole with 40lb braided line and a good strong hook. Fish fought hard and and felt like a big one but the whole time I was telling myself its gonna be another high teener! Once I got it in the net I noticed this one had the length and a nice full bully to match! I weighed the fish in the net and got a length and pic of me holding it. Then quickly got it back in the water. I had a friend show up just in time and took a video of me releasing this fish back into the water. Net weighs exactly 1 lb so actual fish weight was 20 lbs 8 oz and 36 inches long! Not a single bite the rest of the day but could care less as my long quest was finally complete!!!





Edited by Mike Doran (02/10/16 03:19 PM)

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#11406238 - 02/10/16 06:58 PM Re: My PB Common and new Northlakes Record 20.5 Lbs 36 inches [Re: Mike Doran]
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Loc: a dumpster at white rock lak...
cheers way to go Mike ,Welcome to the 20s club ! ... fish looks huge in the net ;0
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koi-6
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l/m bass - 11
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#11406346 - 02/10/16 07:42 PM Re: My PB Common and new Northlakes Record 20.5 Lbs 36 inches [Re: Mike Doran]
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Awesome fish! Congratulations on your PB and Record. Hard work paid off. Good job. cheers




Side Note: I did not see any records for North Lake for the Common Carp. If your scale is certified I would complete the paper work and send it into Parks&Wildlife for the weight record. If not you can also send Parks&Wildlife the picture of your fish showing it's length and a picture of you holding the fish. Complete the application and get the Catch&Release Record for the Common Carp. Again Super fish! cheers
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#11406353 - 02/10/16 07:44 PM Re: My PB Common and new Northlakes Record 20.5 Lbs 36 inches [Re: Mike Doran]
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Loc: Georgetown, Tx
Great job Mike! She's a beauty!
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#11406597 - 02/10/16 09:03 PM Re: My PB Common and new Northlakes Record 20.5 Lbs 36 inches [Re: Mike Doran]
whiterockjesse Offline
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Just noticed the notched tail , should easily identifiable for the next re capture thumb
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2014 totals
carp-147
koi-6
buffs-86
l/m bass - 11
channel cats -46Drum- mirrors- mudcat- crappie -

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#11406879 - 02/10/16 10:54 PM Re: My PB Common and new Northlakes Record 20.5 Lbs 36 inches [Re: banker-always fishing]
Mike Doran Offline
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Registered: 03/02/14
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You might be looking at northlake. My fish was caught at north lakes pond south in Denton. I hold the old water body records if you look on txpwd. My old record is 19 lbs. And my old catch and release record was 35 inches. I love the Texas angler recognition program. I have a whole binder full of big fish awards now. Mostly for carp and a few for long nosed gar.

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#11406903 - 02/10/16 11:17 PM Re: My PB Common and new Northlakes Record 20.5 Lbs 36 inches [Re: Mike Doran]
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: Mike Doran
You might be looking at northlake. My fish was caught at north lakes pond south in Denton. I hold the old water body records if you look on txpwd. My old record is 19 lbs. And my old catch and release record was 35 inches. I love the Texas angler recognition program. I have a whole binder full of big fish awards now. Mostly for carp and a few for long nosed gar.





Yes Sir! I stand to be corrected! cheers Awesome job on getting both the weight and catch&release records. Love releasing trophy fish. coolio

Side Note: Again Super Fish and Congratulations on your two new records. rockon
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#11407276 - 02/11/16 08:33 AM Re: My PB Common and new Northlakes Record 20.5 Lbs 36 inches [Re: Mike Doran]
Mike Doran Offline
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Even after my new PB yesterday I still wanted more. So I went back out for a night session from 7pm till 10pm. I got a 16 lb carp at 33" and a 12 lb at 31.5". I took a friend with me who has never caught a carp but tried dozens of times with all the wrong gear. He landed a 9 pounder towards the end of the night with a screaming run. His fish fought crazy hard! That was the highlight of the night seeing him get his first carp. I will post the pics later today.

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#11407475 - 02/11/16 10:09 AM Re: My PB Common and new Northlakes Record 20.5 Lbs 36 inches [Re: Mike Doran]
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Well done!
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#11407851 - 02/11/16 12:49 PM Re: My PB Common and new Northlakes Record 20.5 Lbs 36 inches [Re: Mike Doran]
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Registered: 05/12/08
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Loc: Houston, Texas
Way to go Mike! I greatly enjoy reading the reports keep em coming!
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#11408089 - 02/11/16 02:46 PM Re: My PB Common and new Northlakes Record 20.5 Lbs 36 inches [Re: Mike Doran]
Mike Doran Offline
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Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 164
Pic of the 16 lb Carp last night

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#11408244 - 02/11/16 04:11 PM Re: My PB Common and new Northlakes Record 20.5 Lbs 36 inches [Re: Mike Doran]
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Awesome fish. Congratulations on both the Records and the PB! Nicely done. woot

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#11408779 - 02/11/16 08:12 PM Re: My PB Common and new Northlakes Record 20.5 Lbs 36 inches [Re: Laker One]
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Registered: 04/23/11
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Loc: southwest more west than south...
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Awesome fish. Congratulations on both the Records and the PB! Nicely done. woot
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#11408881 - 02/11/16 08:58 PM Re: My PB Common and new Northlakes Record 20.5 Lbs 36 inches [Re: Mike Doran]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Yet another SUPER fish. Good job. coolio
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#11413031 - 02/14/16 06:29 AM Re: My PB Common and new Northlakes Record 20.5 Lbs 36 inches [Re: Mike Doran]
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 1385
Loc: Texas
Welcome to the 20lb club Mike. Nice PB!

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