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#11425526 - 02/19/16 02:36 PM Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi
Mike Doran Offline
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Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 164
I put in a solid 5 hours of carp fishing today at North Lakes and was rewared with a very cool Fan tail Koi carp! Fish faught hard like it was gonna be a decent sized common carp. About 20 feet from the shore I saw this was no ordinary carp! I was all by myself and was glad to land this fish safely! Fish was 28 inches long and weighed 8 lbs 13oz! Caught with cheap sweet corn. Fish was mostly silver with black along its back and soem orange spots and blotches on one side. I sent pics to a few friends Carp anglers. It turns out Clayton caught this same fish years ago on the same day I caught the 79.24 lbs flathead catfish! He named the fish Nero. "Nero" has grown nearly a 1.5lbs since Clayton caught it. Certainly some exotic fish in this little pond!






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#11425538 - 02/19/16 02:44 PM Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran]
Mike Doran Offline
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Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 164
Same fish right??

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#11425722 - 02/19/16 04:04 PM Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran]
Curt0407 Offline
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Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 4847
Loc: Mineola, formerly Arlington
Gotta be the same fish. The odds of two of that same color being in that pond have to be small. Good looking fish.
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#11425800 - 02/19/16 05:04 PM Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran]
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1099
Loc: southwest more west than south...
cool koi!


Edited by gar1970 (02/19/16 05:04 PM)

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#11426026 - 02/19/16 07:09 PM Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran]
whiterockjesse Offline
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Registered: 02/13/03
Posts: 6897
Loc: a dumpster at white rock lak...
i dont know if i would bet on that being the same fish . the dark areas around the eye area on Claytons fish lead me to believe that its his brother . irregardless its a great catch Mike ! bump


Edited by whiterockjesse (02/19/16 07:11 PM)
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#11426121 - 02/19/16 07:58 PM Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran]
whiterockjesse Offline
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Registered: 02/13/03
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Loc: a dumpster at white rock lak...
Clayton do you have a pic of the other side ? this is why i like to take pics on both side to compare on recaptures


Edited by whiterockjesse (02/19/16 07:59 PM)
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l/m bass - 11
channel cats -46Drum- mirrors- mudcat- crappie -

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#11426544 - 02/19/16 11:01 PM Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran]
Mike Doran Offline
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Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 164
If this is this same fish it was last caught March 1st 2014. About 10 days away from 2 years ago. I still have my money betting its the same fish. The more I study the pics the more patterns that I see that are the same. I think the black on head just changed over time as the fish grew up. The orange dots and other black scales all line up the same. I went back this evening and had a good night landing 6 common carp with the biggest at 16lb 10 oz.

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#11426551 - 02/19/16 11:10 PM Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran]
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Beautiful fish. Never seen markings like that on a fish. cheers
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#11426971 - 02/20/16 10:11 AM Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran]
greentumater Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 1385
Loc: Texas
Recaptures happen! Yes,I'm also thinking that the black area may have grown in over two years time but I'm not familiar with changing colors happen over time with these or not. Awesome fish. I recaptured one on ladybird lake that was very similar to this one that had been cpr'd by Scottevil 4 years prior and only a couple hundred yards away from where I recaptured it and still consider these rare fish to be a catch of a lifetime, nice job Mike that's a lifetime achievemnet capture right there! flehan Here is my capture, a 15lb 1 oz. LBL beauty.


Edited by greentumater (02/21/16 03:48 PM)

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#11435060 - 02/23/16 10:08 PM Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran]
Mike Doran Offline
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Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 164
Nice fish! After doing some research the fish I caught is a butterfly koi aka dragon carp. Known for its very long flowing fins and tails.

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#11435444 - 02/24/16 07:43 AM Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran]
Curt0407 Offline
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Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 4847
Loc: Mineola, formerly Arlington
This Koi was caught twice in the same day at Joe Pool Lake. I caught it during the morning. A friend came out for the afternoon that had never carp fished and caught it again as his first ever carp.

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#11436204 - 02/24/16 11:52 AM Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran]
greentumater Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 1385
Loc: Texas
Yes you are correct Mike the fish you and I captured are both butterfly koi.They are pretty rare. The fish myself and Scottevil cpr'd is the only one I've ever seen posted from LBL, maybe one other white koi that could be blood related to it was posted but I don't think it was a butterfly.

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#11436215 - 02/24/16 11:55 AM Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Curt0407]
greentumater Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 1385
Loc: Texas
Nice one Curt!

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#11436235 - 02/24/16 12:05 PM Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran]
Mike Doran Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 164
Really nice colors on that one Curt! Crazy to see it twice in one day! Thanks for sharing!

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#11440344 - 02/25/16 10:30 PM Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran]
Ledeez Offline
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Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 706
Loc: Lake lavon
Beautiful fish!
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