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#12118462 - 03/01/17 10:59 AM Carp Fest. Guadalupe River! (One Caught on Ultra Light)
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40159
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Myself and Clayton aka Wildman of the navidad" fished on the Guadalupe River and the carp bite was "ON FIRE"! The sky was overcast and there was a nice slight breeze. The current was running good. Clayton was using corn as bait. He also chummed the water with a special mix. We caught a total of 10 very nice carp including Clayton's Pending Catch&Release Record Common Carp which was 33.50" in length. I caught a super nice carp using my ultra light. The reel was spooled with six pound test line with a size six brim hook. I use the rig to catch sunfish. The carp just about spooled my reel and I really had to adjust my drag a lot during the 20 minute fight. I had to let the fish fight out and was hoping the fish would not "burn up"my drag. I was able to land the fish. We had two get offs and one of the get offs pulled drag for over two minutes. The fish broke off at the leader. What ever it was it had to be HUGE! We also caught several nice Channel Catfish in the three to five pound range. Common Carp are GREAT FISH and SUPER FIGHTERS! All the carp were released to fight again. The catfish were released to the frying pan. After a day of AWESOME fishing we had a great late lunch at the El Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant located in New Braunfels. Catching some SUPER fish with a good friend. It just don't get any better! fish


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#12118501 - 03/01/17 11:14 AM Re: Carp Fest. Guadalupe River! (One Caught on Ultra Light) [Re: banker-always fishing]
JJ4MEL Offline
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Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1080
Loc: McKinney, TX
Dang nice fish guys!! I sure do miss my home on Canyon Lake. Lots of good memories fishing the Guadalupe!!

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#12118557 - 03/01/17 11:31 AM Re: Carp Fest. Guadalupe River! (One Caught on Ultra Light) [Re: banker-always fishing]
SharkBaitTV Offline
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Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 976
Loc: Texas, Earth, Milkey Way
would love to see some vid of the light line fights
awesome post rockon
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#12118590 - 03/01/17 11:47 AM Re: Carp Fest. Guadalupe River! (One Caught on Ultra Light) [Re: banker-always fishing]
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1290
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Awesome post chuck!

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#12119108 - 03/01/17 04:11 PM Re: Carp Fest. Guadalupe River! (One Caught on Ultra Light) [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 5222
Loc: Mineola, formerly Arlington
Well done guys. Nothing like good sized carp on ultra light tackle.
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#12119178 - 03/01/17 04:51 PM Re: Carp Fest. Guadalupe River! (One Caught on Ultra Light) [Re: banker-always fishing]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 742
Loc: La vernia tx
Can't wait to do it again
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" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
and squeeze the water out of rocks when he was thirsty"

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#12120924 - 03/02/17 04:26 PM Re: Carp Fest. Guadalupe River! (One Caught on Ultra Light) [Re: banker-always fishing]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40159
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks Guys for the replies! Just when you think it could not get any better! Will be posting another story very soon! thumb
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#12120962 - 03/02/17 05:07 PM Re: Carp Fest. Guadalupe River! (One Caught on Ultra Light) [Re: banker-always fishing]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 742
Loc: La vernia tx
Gave em a slight thrashing today whip
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Psalm:91

" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
and squeeze the water out of rocks when he was thirsty"

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#12121412 - 03/02/17 09:56 PM Re: Carp Fest. Guadalupe River! (One Caught on Ultra Light) [Re: banker-always fishing]
Laker One Online   content
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10656
Loc: San Antonio TX
One SUPER POST! Also some SUPER FISH! Nice job guys! woot



Side Note: How Deep were you all fishing? Also what type of chum were you guys using? Would love to hook into one of those while fishing from my kayak! Again SUPER POST! woot woot

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#12122017 - 03/03/17 10:41 AM Re: Carp Fest. Guadalupe River! (One Caught on Ultra Light) [Re: banker-always fishing]
jippedgenes Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 646
looks like fun

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#12122090 - 03/03/17 11:29 AM Re: Carp Fest. Guadalupe River! (One Caught on Ultra Light) [Re: banker-always fishing]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 742
Loc: La vernia tx
A flat about10-14fow as far as chum just a pack bait -2-3eggs corn meal jellow powder oatmeal and corn and anything else you want to throw in flax seeds bird seed you can gocrazy with it I just use corn on a hair rig with a splitshot3-5 inches above the hook and ball a bunch of packbait around the splitshot an toss ict out the bait ball will chum for you
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Psalm:91

" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
and squeeze the water out of rocks when he was thirsty"

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#12124594 - 03/05/17 05:24 AM Re: Carp Fest. Guadalupe River! (One Caught on Ultra Light) [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40159
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: Wildman of the navidad
A flat about10-14fow as far as chum just a pack bait -2-3eggs corn meal jellow powder oatmeal and corn and anything else you want to throw in flax seeds bird seed you can gocrazy with it I just use corn on a hair rig with a splitshot3-5 inches above the hook and ball a bunch of packbait around the splitshot an toss ict out the bait ball will chum for you





Thanks guys for the replies. Great information right here! I have really learned a lot by just watching Clayton fish for these GREAT fish! He knows their moves and traits. thumb
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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#12130978 - 03/08/17 09:02 AM Re: Carp Fest. Guadalupe River! (One Caught on Ultra Light) [Re: banker-always fishing]
Laker One Online   content
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10656
Loc: San Antonio TX
Thanks for the information Clayton and Chuck! cheers I have caught a couple of carp this past year on my spinning gear fishing docks for sunnies. Would love to catch one on the fly and in my yak. Any advice? hmmm




Side Note: The Carp have put out an ALERT on Banker's posse warning carp that the posse is focusing on them. The sunfish followed with a statement saying "better you carp than us"! lol_2

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#12131825 - 03/08/17 05:38 PM Re: Carp Fest. Guadalupe River! (One Caught on Ultra Light) [Re: Laker One]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 742
Loc: La vernia tx
I don't know much about carp on the fly but my brother used to catchem on what he called ziggbugs floating little black ball of foam on like a 16 hook







Side Note: The Carp have put out an ALERT on Banker's posse warning carp that the posse is focusing on them. The sunfish followed with a statement saying "better you carp than us"! lol_2 [/quote] roflmao roflmao
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Psalm:91

" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
and squeeze the water out of rocks when he was thirsty"

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#12132353 - 03/08/17 10:25 PM Re: Carp Fest. Guadalupe River! (One Caught on Ultra Light) [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
Laker One Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10656
Loc: San Antonio TX
Thanks Wildman of the navidad. I have some sinking flies that I think would work. Will be giving it a try this year for sure! woot Getting a Carp on the fly is on my bucket list! hooked

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