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New PB! #12957131
11/06/18 03:47 PM
11/06/18 03:47 PM
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Had the privilege to meet up with a bunch of experienced carp anglers this weekend, and got lucky enough to land a new PB in the process! The 5 hour drive turned out to be well worth it. Action was slow, but that gave me the opportunity to learn from the masters. When we did get a fish it was usually a good'n! As always, all fish were released to fight another day.



My first buff of the trip! Others had already had some around 30lbs, so I didn't bother to weigh him.



The bigger of two commons I had the whole trip, this lake isn't known for big carp but the buffs are massive!

Speaking of massive...





New PB! This incredibly heavy fish (I could hardly lift him) ran 37lb on the dot. I struggled to lift him the first time, repositioned and got him into the proper carpy pose (pic 3), but wasn't able to long arm him to make him look even bigger, lol. I need to hit the gym, these fish are starting to get heavy!



My last buff of the trip, a solid 28lb fish. Lifting this one was a breeze compared to the brute the night before!



Gorgeous fish, gorgeous views, and great company. Couldn't have asked for more!


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/
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Re: New PB! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12957136
11/06/18 03:51 PM
11/06/18 03:51 PM
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Celina/Prosper, TX
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Solid fish for sure!! Can you provide information on bait and technique? Understood not sharing what lake.

Re: New PB! [Re: JJ4MEL] #12957152
11/06/18 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: JJ4MEL
Solid fish for sure!! Can you provide information on bait and technique? Understood not sharing what lake.


Got these on my ol' faithful method mix, chili oats. All but one of my fish came on a single tigernut topped with a popup plastic, running rig with a 3in hooklength, size 8 hook.


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/
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Re: New PB! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12957316
11/06/18 06:19 PM
11/06/18 06:19 PM
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Burleson, Tx.
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Re: New PB! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12957486
11/06/18 09:10 PM
11/06/18 09:10 PM
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flehanflehanflehan you've had a really nice past 4-5 months how many carp total you think you have caught


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Re: New PB! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12957513
11/06/18 09:44 PM
11/06/18 09:44 PM
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Last edited by Fitz�; 11/06/18 10:08 PM. Reason: And congrats on new PB

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Re: New PB! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12957665
11/07/18 12:42 AM
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Burleson, Texas
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Congrats! Even though I catch carp by a little different method, all my biggest fish come from November thru early March during nice 2-3 day warming trends. The first 3-4 hours after sunset are killer during these periods.


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Re: New PB! [Re: ToasterWEyes] #12957700
11/07/18 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted By: Wildman of the navidad
flehanflehanflehan you've had a really nice past 4-5 months how many carp total you think you have caught


Not enough, lol! I don't think I've quite made it to a thousand but certainly a few hundred. My entire phone is filled with photos of carp.

Thanks Fitz!

Originally Posted By: ToasterWEyes
Congrats! Even though I catch carp by a little different method, all my biggest fish come from November thru early March during nice 2-3 day warming trends. The first 3-4 hours after sunset are killer during these periods.


That's certainly prime big fish season. If you'd like, I wouldn't mind showing you how it's done on rod and reel. It's some of the most fun you can have!


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/
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Re: New PB! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12957719
11/07/18 01:52 AM
11/07/18 01:52 AM
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Nice Work!!

Re: New PB! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12957730
11/07/18 02:02 AM
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Awesome fish! flehan

Re: New PB! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12957833
11/07/18 03:53 AM
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Universal City Tx.
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Congratulations on the PB! flehan Nice fish! cheers




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Re: New PB! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12957857
11/07/18 04:10 AM
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Burleson, Texas
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I appreciate the offer TX Multi, and I used to love carpin with a rod and reel. I grew up in West Texas and water was scarce. But any little creek you could find out there held carp. I've moved on to bass fishing or red fishing if around the coast. I've caught an 11.62# large mouth and want to improve on that. If I have time that's my focus.
I do like watching what you and others are catching while at work and unable to fish, which is why I troll this rough fish forum. Keep it up!


It's only a good cast if you catch a fish...
Personal Best: 11.62 lbs
Re: New PB! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12957934
11/07/18 06:18 AM
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Thanks Dale, Pot Licker, and Banker!

Toaster, I know of plenty who've dropped the bow for R&R. It doesn't have to remain as "used to enjoy carping," you could easily go from a troll to a regular poster of big, gorgeous carp. If you get some free time and the largemouth aren't having it just shoot me a PM and we'll arrange a session.


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/
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Re: New PB! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12959125
11/08/18 03:06 PM
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San Antonio Tx.
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Nice fish and CONGRATULATIONS on your PB! That fish is a CHUNK!

Re: New PB! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12959771
11/09/18 12:50 AM
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Thanks Gitter! So chunky I couldn't lift her more than twice. I've been practicing lifting my dog and 50lb bags of feed to prepare for the giant grin


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/
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