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Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi #11425526 02/19/16 08:36 PM
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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!






Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran] #11425538 02/19/16 08:44 PM
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Same fish right??

Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran] #11425722 02/19/16 10:04 PM
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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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cool koi!

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Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran] #11426026 02/20/16 01:09 AM
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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

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Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran] #11426121 02/20/16 01:58 AM
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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

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Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran] #11426544 02/20/16 05:01 AM
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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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Beautiful fish. Never seen markings like that on a fish. cheers


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Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran] #11426971 02/20/16 04:11 PM
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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.

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Re: Rare Tri color Fan tail Koi [Re: Mike Doran] #11435060 02/24/16 04:08 AM
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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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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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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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Nice one Curt!

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Really nice colors on that one Curt! Crazy to see it twice in one day! Thanks for sharing!

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Beautiful fish!


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