My good friend Alan Hunter took me to a private ranch on the Devils River to do some fishing. It was a great time and we caught lots of small mouth bass, LMB, sunfish, and Rios. At the end of the day we saw a bunch of carp roaming the shallows so we decided to fish for them.
I was using my 5 weight fly rod when I hooked into this 26.2 lb. carp in the kayak. It took me 48 minutes to land it. Every time I tried to bring it to the surface it would make another run. It drug me around and I didn't think it would ever give up. Finally it tired out. I was able to lift it into the yak with a bogo grip.
Alan has an official scale so we weighed it, measured it and released it back into the river. It swam away to be caught another day. I will be submitting it for a Devils River record.