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January 2020 - Off to a Great Start! #13428961 02/06/20 04:47 AM
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Haven't posted my reports here because I've been too busy catching! roflmao
Joking, school has started back up and I've been slammed. Trying to do my best to get some fishing time in though!

Here's my year so far:

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First catch of the New Year! Not what I was going for but a great size nonetheless.

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First Black Bullhead (on rod and reel) at a special spot. I'd picked up babies from small pools after floods but hadn't caught one

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Not mine but got to witness this gorgeous 18lb Koi! What a fish!

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Not the biggest fish but any catch from this pond is an accomplishment! I blank here roughly 2/3 of the time, it's a tough place to catch

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This is why I stick it out through all those blanks though! What a beaut! She looks massive but she's "only" 23lb 4oz

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Top view of the same fish. I love the looks of the fish here, I've yet to find another place in Texas with such perfect looking Carp

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Check out this chunk! My first ever football, 22in girth and 25in length. Almost completely round, lol.

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Yellow Bullhead to round out the day.

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Went on an exploratory mission and didn't find any Carp but found tons of massive Bullheads!

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Another from the fat Bullhead water. I caught somewhere in between 40-50 of these guys that day.

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Was contacted by an old friend from church, his son wanted to go fishing but he had no clue where to start. Took 'em out to my ol' faithful spot and hauled! It snowed on us and it was crazy cold but it was well worth it. Thank goodness I brought my bivvy and a space heater! Here I'm showing him how to hold his first ever fish, a tiny Common Carp!

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Here's Owen's second fish and his first ever Ghost Carp!

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His dad got to get in on the action as well, his first Carp ever happened to be this gorgeous Ghostie

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Owen's first ever Smallmouth Buffalo! Just a hair over 20

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Another Buffalo for Owen

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His dad Tim's first ever Buffalo!

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Action shot!

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Quadruple take! I had a fish chilling out in the water.

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And here she is! My new PB for this lake at 28lbs even. I'd been passing fish all day and I guess I had built up some good karma

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Here's a double, with an interesting fish!

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This is one of the coolest Carp I've ever seen, such an interesting pattern and coloration on this guy

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My buddy Andres with a decent Carp

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Owen with a nice one!

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They had already gotten into the mindset of releasing the "little ones" without photos. Lol! Spoiled 'em I guess. We released several fish without pics

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Tripled up! Action was so fast this day it was ridiculous - I was the only one able to man the rods so most times we didn't have but two or three rods in at once, if any at all! If my dad hadn't have gotten sick and stayed home I'm sure we would've had one of the best fishing days of my career.


Catch and release. The dream - to catch one of every species of Freshwater fish in our great state! If only I can resist Carp...
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/
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Re: January 2020 - Off to a Great Start! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13428962 02/06/20 04:48 AM
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Met up with Corbin, a young man I met on Facebook who was interested in catching some Carp. Our first catch was not what we were after but it was a PB! 14lb Blue

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Put him on his first Buffalo shortly after

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And his first Carp as well!

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Breaking PBs!

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And breaking 'em again! This one was his biggest of the day at 14lbs

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Caught myself a long but skinny Carp, 14lb 8oz

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Triple photo - all his!

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Double for Corbin as well.

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Ended the day with his PB Carp - 12lbs

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Met up with Corbin yet again to try and put him on some more PBs! Fishing was really slow but it was nice just to get out.

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Dad's first fish in 6 months!

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You know it's slow when we take pictures of little catfish, lol

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Tony with a spunky little Buffalo!

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And Corbin with another, I think we had a few more fish but nothing too big. Didn't take pictures of them all

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Broke my PB (barely) with this absolute beauty of a fish! I was hoping she'd break 30 but she didn't quite cut it. I'm definitely not complaining though! 28lbs even

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My smallest from this water at 6.5lbs, buddy was shocked I wanted a picture of such a small fish but as I stated above any catch from this place is an accomplishment! They're all gorgeous too

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Another phenomenal fish, not quite as thick as my PB from earlier but long! 26lbs 8oz.

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Capped the day off with this lovely 24lber.


Catch and release. The dream - to catch one of every species of Freshwater fish in our great state! If only I can resist Carp...
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/
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Re: January 2020 - Off to a Great Start! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13428967 02/06/20 04:54 AM
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Awesome start to a new year. Super post with some super fish as always. Good job. rockon




Side Note: Those are some FAT Bull Heads! coolio


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Re: January 2020 - Off to a Great Start! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13428972 02/06/20 05:04 AM
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Thanks Banker! 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...
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/
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Re: January 2020 - Off to a Great Start! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13429494 02/06/20 05:36 PM
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Love the ghosties. Those bull heads were some of the largest I have seen.

Re: January 2020 - Off to a Great Start! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13429544 02/06/20 06:09 PM
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Nice Pics TXMS thumb


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Re: January 2020 - Off to a Great Start! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13429966 02/07/20 12:24 AM
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Thanks Curt and Dfitz! 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...
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/
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Yes Sir you are off to a GREAT start to 2020. Looking forward to reading and seeing your 2020 post and catches.

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You have already caught some great fish this year. Keep the pictures coming.

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Nice pics Finely! Awesome start to the year (I know I’m late !) awesome koi cyclop

Some massive sized commons you are catching, I’m finding it pretty hard to top my 20# Pb but I caught a twenty early January and tied my Pb it was a hard fightin fish. Caught it by myself and took a picture. I liked the top view pic of that common! It really showed the shoulders on it, nice healthy fish!


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PB’s: common carp- 22#, smallmouth buffalo- 40#, grass carp- 50#, koi-8#
Re: January 2020 - Off to a Great Start! [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13480887 03/21/20 12:45 AM
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Thanks Gitter, Osborn, and Andrew! Andrew, once we get past this virus business I'll take you to a spot where if you get lucky enough to catch one you'll most likely break your PB fish


Catch and release. The dream - to catch one of every species of Freshwater fish in our great state! If only I can resist Carp...
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/
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Awesome job and solid post! clap

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I’ve spent the majority of my quarantine either fishing or tying rigs. I tied a slew of rigs today, I am eager to try them. With no end in sight to this thing, and the industry I am currently in being the restaurant industry, I have nothing but time on my hands with the current status of my job being temporarily closed. I hope to catch a couple of nice fish during this time. This past week I have fished in Coppell at Andrew, and at White Rock’s Dreyfuss Pt. Real flooded banks at White Rock earlier in the week. Tough conditions, either no wind, or too much. Blanked both trips


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PB’s: common carp- 22#, smallmouth buffalo- 40#, grass carp- 50#, koi-8#
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thanks for sharing great photos.wish you guys were here in San Antonio.Looks like you have a lot of fun and camraderie..I have just started carping in the San Antonio River and caught 25 around 10 pounds in the first 4 weeks..Can't say skill was involved,mainly luck at the moment

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Thanks pop r!
Originally Posted by Bickerton
thanks for sharing great photos.wish you guys were here in San Antonio.Looks like you have a lot of fun and camraderie..I have just started carping in the San Antonio River and caught 25 around 10 pounds in the first 4 weeks..Can't say skill was involved,mainly luck at the moment

Thanks man! 25 is a pretty good haul for just getting started, it took me around 30 hours of actual fishing time to catch my first Carp - lol. Are you using the European methods (method mix/packbait with a hair rig)?


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