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First carp since 2013 #13589921 06/10/20 05:33 PM
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What a hard earned fish this has been. After 5 trips in 4 different spots both lake and pond. 2 mornings of my alarm clock going off at 4:30 AM, over 12 hours of baiting, casting, baiting and casting. 2 mudcats(who I wish a slow and painful death), a near broken knee from sliding down a steep bank, and several hundred dollars in new gear. I finally did it. Not only was the fish very enjoyable to catch, even giving me multiple runs while trying to net him, despite his small size, but i finally got to hear the sound of a screaming bite alarm while teaching a man who had never fished how to rig his new zebco Walmart special with a plastic worm. The fishing gods were smiling on me today, and blessed me with my first carp in 7 years. I can’t imagine it was a coincidence that it happened while sharing the love. I don’t know why I ever stopped fishing for the beasts, nothing else compares to the fight they put up.

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Re: First carp since 2013 [Re: Caribou] #13589976 06/10/20 06:17 PM
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Well done sir. I am sure that that will be the first of many.

Re: First carp since 2013 [Re: Curt0407] #13590284 06/10/20 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Curt0407
Well done sir. I am sure that that will be the first of many.





Totally Agree! cheers


Side Note: Nice fish. thumb


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Re: First carp since 2013 [Re: Caribou] #13590382 06/10/20 10:37 PM
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Little Drag warm up cheers


I'd Tack That!!
Re: First carp since 2013 [Re: Caribou] #13590448 06/10/20 11:37 PM
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It looks like you are rigged and ready to go. Nice fish. thumb

Re: First carp since 2013 [Re: Caribou] #13590490 06/11/20 12:32 AM
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Nice One!
I'm going to have to try Grapevine.

Re: First carp since 2013 [Re: Budlitego] #13590625 06/11/20 01:55 AM
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I pulled this one out of Chisholm parks pond. Grapevine is a Great Lake for carp and buffs though.



Re: First carp since 2013 [Re: Caribou] #13590969 06/11/20 12:43 PM
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Great job Caribou! It's tough times out there with this heat... I've had rotten luck the past couple weeks. At this time of year I really believe you'll get what you put in - waking up really early, fishing at night, baiting/pre-baiting, etc.


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Re: First carp since 2013 [Re: Caribou] #13593485 06/13/20 04:58 PM
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First of many more to follow. Nice fish.

Re: First carp since 2013 [Re: Gitter Done] #13599372 06/18/20 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Gitter Done
First of many more to follow. Nice fish.




Nice fish also. woot

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