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Beginner's luck #13236882 08/06/19 12:07 AM
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My friend came out with me for his first carp outing, hits back to back carp in the mid twenties.

First one 26 lbs, caught on one of my 16mm sweet dream boilies.
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Second one 23 lbs, also on sweet dream, but 26mm. Somewhat of a muddler.
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Think he may be hooked...


PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs

Biggest carp of 2018:

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Re: Beginner's luck [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13236963 08/06/19 01:17 AM
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Well done. I am sure he will want to do that again.


PB-carp, 23.9
PB-buffalo, 38.76
PB-bass, 11.10
PB-crappie, 2.80
Re: Beginner's luck [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13237054 08/06/19 02:42 AM
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Nicely done and nice fish! coolio




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Re: Beginner's luck [Re: Curt0407] #13238116 08/06/19 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Curt0407
Well done. I am sure he will want to do that again.

Yup. Think he's hooked. Bigtime.


PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs

Biggest carp of 2018:

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Re: Beginner's luck [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13238353 08/07/19 01:22 AM
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thumb Well done guys!

Re: Beginner's luck [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13245391 08/12/19 11:12 PM
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Two 20 plus. Now that's a great way to start carp fishing.

Re: Beginner's luck [Re: Osbornfishing] #13245469 08/13/19 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Osbornfishing
Two 20 plus. Now that's a great way to start carp fishing.


Yes indeed. When I got started, it took me a couple years to hit the 25+ mark


PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs

Biggest carp of 2018:

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Re: Beginner's luck [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13245707 08/13/19 04:18 AM
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very nice, I love killing those big Goldies when nothing else bites, u got me beat lol I've only snatched a 22lb


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Re: Beginner's luck [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13245855 08/13/19 12:04 PM
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Nice fish. woot

Re: Beginner's luck [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13245996 08/13/19 02:04 PM
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Good job guys, nice fish! cheers

Re: Beginner's luck [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13246165 08/13/19 04:19 PM
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Nice fish.

Re: Beginner's luck [Re: Freshwater Phil] #13246296 08/13/19 06:36 PM
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There has to be a thread here somewhere - what does one need to get starting carp fishing?


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Re: Beginner's luck [Re: TexasZman] #13246368 08/13/19 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by TexasZman
There has to be a thread here somewhere - what does one need to get starting carp fishing?

Here's one, the Carp Fishing FAQ at the top of the Rough Fish section: https://texasfishingforum.com/forum...glossary-euro-techniques-etc#Post3797276
If you'd rather watch a video than read here's an excellent video to get you started:



Keep an eye out for when we post about our next fish-in if you'd like to join us and see everything in person! Learning from someone directly is much easier than learning on your own. cheers


Catch and release. The dream - to catch one of every species of Freshwater fish in our great state! If only I can resist Carp...
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