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First Ever Mirror Carp #13207598 07/08/19 03:54 AM
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This little guy is my very first Mirror Carp, and a fully scaled one at that! Caught him on a method lead with homemade strawberry/corn packbait with corn on a hair rig. Iíve never heard of anyone catching Mirror Carp at Lake Bryan before today. Even being so small, I was extremely excited because I had figured it would be a while before I could check Mirror Carp off my bucket list! My girlfriend also managed to land her second carp ever, a Common that was a tad bit bigger than my Mirror. She caught hers freelining a few pieces of corn on a little #8 hook.

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Re: First Ever Mirror Carp [Re: TexasRoughFishing] #13207601 07/08/19 04:07 AM
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Whoa, what a beauty! Awesome catches, congrats on getting your first mirror! cheers


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Re: First Ever Mirror Carp [Re: TexasRoughFishing] #13208669 07/09/19 03:05 AM
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Awesome fish. Congratulations on your first Mirror. flehan



Side Note: I have never caught a Mirror. Seen them but they would not have anything to do with my bait. nuts




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Re: First Ever Mirror Carp [Re: TexasRoughFishing] #13209549 07/09/19 10:39 PM
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wat to go young man , thats a beauty !


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Re: First Ever Mirror Carp [Re: TexasRoughFishing] #13209641 07/10/19 12:14 AM
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thumb Awesome catch! Congrads.

Re: First Ever Mirror Carp [Re: TexasRoughFishing] #13209751 07/10/19 01:35 AM
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Awesome! thumb


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Awesome catch!! Thatís sweet !!

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Thank you! I live hardly 10 minutes from the lake I caught him in, and I fish that specific spot frequently (itís a small, river-like channel that connects the two sides of Lake Bryan) so I hope to catch him again some day in the future.

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Congrats on the Mirror! Re-catches do happen frequently with carp so its a definite possibility.


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Great fish. Congrats.

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Nice, and congrats on your first mirror carp! cheers

Re: First Ever Mirror Carp [Re: TexasRoughFishing] #13211771 07/11/19 07:04 PM
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Beautiful fish. Good job. woot



Side Note: Caught my first Common Carp on the fly two weeks ago! It was a BLAST! hooked

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Originally Posted by Laker One
Beautiful fish. Good job. woot



Side Note: Caught my first Common Carp on the fly two weeks ago! It was a BLAST! hooked


I havenít managed to catch one on the fly yet. I fly fish mainly with 1/32oz marabou jigs and usually have pretty good luck with white bass and freshwater drum, but no carp. Mind if I ask what fly/jig you caught it on?

I actually caught my new PB common from Lake Bryan this evening in the same spot I caught the mirror. Heís no beast, but he put up a good fight!

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Awesome fish!!!! thumb

I wonder if those mirrors will take a fly. I've caught several commons on flies before but never even seen a mirror in person. I know the area you are fishing but I've only fished Lake Bryan a couple of times. It just seems like the dead sea to me grin

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Originally Posted by J-Moe
Awesome fish!!!! thumb

I wonder if those mirrors will take a fly. I've caught several commons on flies before but never even seen a mirror in person. I know the area you are fishing but I've only fished Lake Bryan a couple of times. It just seems like the dead sea to me grin


It seemed that way to me at first too. The first several times I went out there, I didnít catch a thing (and neither did anyone else around us). But after trying different packbait mixes, different hookbaits, different methods and a ton of different spots, Iíve gotten where I can usually manage to catch at least one common every time we go out. My girlfriend wades out to waist deep water and freelines either bread or corn and catches blue and channel cats left and right consistently till we leave. I also catch several blues and channels on my carp rigs. The fish arenít very big, only a few of the catfish weíve caught were actually keeper size. But in the right spots the bites are consistent.

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