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#12598281 - 01/27/18 07:04 PM Took my Dad Carp Fishing
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Registered: 11/01/17
Posts: 307
Loc: DFW
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.


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Dad's first ever on the bread/treble combo. This one was a whopping 16.6lbs and 31in. What a first.


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His second carp, either this is some serious beginner's luck or he's a natural. 18.5lbs and 31.5in.


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#3 for dad, 8lbs and 25in.


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Dad's last one, his smallest and still better than my PB before today @6.5lbs 25in.


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My first fish of the day, breaking my previous (and very sad) PB of 3lbs. This one's 7lb and 22in.


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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.
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New to angling. Catch and release. The dream - to catch at least one of every species in our great state (if I can manage to resist carp)!
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/

PB Common - 20lb 6oz
PB Ghost - 13lb 9oz
PB Koi - 9lb
PB Smallmouth Buffalo - 28lb 12oz

"Take only memories, leave only footprints, kill only time."

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#12598311 - 01/27/18 07:27 PM Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species]
MinMirny Offline
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Registered: 11/21/17
Posts: 83
Loc: Austin, TX
What a great trip!!!!!!!!!! Congratrs!
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Light tackle carp fishing veteran.
Ghost carp PB: 12 lb
Carp total 2018: 233
Cats total 2018: 12
Turtles: 31

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#12598319 - 01/27/18 07:32 PM Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species]
whiterockjesse Offline
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Registered: 02/13/03
Posts: 6972
Loc: a dumpster at white rock lak...
banana awesome pictures and write up , congrats to you two !
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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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#12598365 - 01/27/18 08:15 PM Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 1038
Loc: La vernia tx
Awesome
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#12598390 - 01/27/18 08:43 PM Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Nice fish and some "Lifetime Memories"! thumb
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#12612973 - 02/05/18 11:43 PM Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: banker-always fishing]
TXMulti-Species Online   happy
Angler

Registered: 11/01/17
Posts: 307
Loc: DFW
Thanks guys, it was by far my best fishing trip to date. Hopefully I'll be able to replicate my results for future trips!
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New to angling. Catch and release. The dream - to catch at least one of every species in our great state (if I can manage to resist carp)!
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/

PB Common - 20lb 6oz
PB Ghost - 13lb 9oz
PB Koi - 9lb
PB Smallmouth Buffalo - 28lb 12oz

"Take only memories, leave only footprints, kill only time."

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#12613303 - 02/06/18 09:15 AM Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species]
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1776
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Awesome! great post and pics. Congrats to you and your dad on your PBs
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#12614348 - 02/06/18 06:57 PM Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species]
Pwizzle89 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/17
Posts: 117
Do people just release Koi in public ponds?

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#12614374 - 02/06/18 07:14 PM Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species]
Curt0407 Offline
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Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 5642
Loc: Mineola, formerly Arlington
Yes, koi are frequently released into public waters by people that have or had aquariums that they either are getting rid of or that the koi have out grown. I have caught them from Joe Poole lake and Lake Arlington.

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#12617427 - 02/08/18 02:18 PM Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species]
Pot licker Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/22/17
Posts: 1018
Loc: SW Texas
Cool post nice pics. Congrats to dad! clap

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#12619784 - 02/09/18 09:45 PM Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species]
Dale Holmes Offline
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Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 55
Loc: Southern NV
Good Job!


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#12650028 - 02/27/18 04:33 PM Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species]
Park Offline
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Registered: 02/27/18
Posts: 27
Nice catch !!

Where is this place ? I would like go and catch some carp.

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#12650271 - 02/27/18 06:41 PM Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species]
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1776
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Welcome to the forum! Just about any water in texas has carp
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#12650771 - 02/27/18 11:04 PM Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: gar1970]
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Registered: 11/01/17
Posts: 307
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Park
Nice catch !!

Where is this place ? I would like go and catch some carp.



Originally Posted By: gar1970
Welcome to the forum! Just about any water in texas has carp


He's right, everywhere has carp. The way I've found to draw them into an area is to bait it consistently for 3 or more days at the same time in the same place you plan to fish. This particular area is Andrew Brown Park East in Coppell, it's the big pond with the stream flowing into it.
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New to angling. Catch and release. The dream - to catch at least one of every species in our great state (if I can manage to resist carp)!
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/

PB Common - 20lb 6oz
PB Ghost - 13lb 9oz
PB Koi - 9lb
PB Smallmouth Buffalo - 28lb 12oz

"Take only memories, leave only footprints, kill only time."

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#12651359 - 02/28/18 10:49 AM Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species]
Park Offline
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Registered: 02/27/18
Posts: 27
Great guys !!
Thanks for all the info.
SAM thumb

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