I'd been going on about carp fishing at home for quite a while now, so my dad (who had never caught a carp before) finally decided that he wanted to get in on it. Thank God I've had all this time to get acquainted with the sport before taking him out, and it all seemed to pay off. We got a cool ~70lbs of fish on the bank today, with a couple more missed but who's complaining when we got that much? We both shattered our PB's (OK, my dad didn't have one before, but still counts) twice today. Below are the pictures, weights and lengths included. We used a Euro method lead rig with a simple mix of corn, hominy, bread crumbs, and jello for everything besides the first fish which hit on a small treble hook with bread.
Dad's first ever on the bread/treble combo. This one was a whopping 16.6lbs and 31in. What a first.
His second carp, either this is some serious beginner's luck or he's a natural. 18.5lbs and 31.5in.
#3 for dad, 8lbs and 25in.
Dad's last one, his smallest and still better than my PB before today @6.5lbs 25in.
My first fish of the day, breaking my previous (and very sad) PB of 3lbs. This one's 7lb and 22in.
This one was a surprise! Technically still a common, but I'll keep my PB's for commons and Koi separate. 9lb 25in and my current PB.
My dad smoked me both in numbers and in size, but we had a blast and we're definitely doing this again. Fingers crossed for a 20+lber and maybe a buffalo!
PS: For those that actually calculate the numbers, it's 65.6lb total in carp, but we did net a couple catfish along the way as well. Just didn't weigh 'em.