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First Mirror #9117236 07/11/13 02:10 AM
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Reeled in a nice surprise this afternoon at Lake Bryan. It wasn't very a big but it was definitely a mirror, and my first mirror at that. I was actually trying to catch a couple small carp as bait for a gator gar trip this weekend on the Brazos. This little fella got a pardon though.



Re: First Mirror [Re: AggieAngler'14] #9117289 07/11/13 02:23 AM
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BOOO CARP AS BAIT! lol use panfish! But awsome mirror! still trying to catch my first!


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Re: First Mirror [Re: AggieAngler'14] #9118232 07/11/13 12:18 PM
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That is a beautiful fish!


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The fact is carp is a better bait, but I don't blame you for passing on that one. I got a little koi about 3#'s last year in the cast net that I turned back.


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grear fish congrats


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nice catch, looks like it's shedding.

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cool fish!


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A mirror is a mix of which carp species?


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Not really a mix of any species, just a genetic variation of a common carp. Kinda like albinism.

But that's about the extent of my understanding. Someone else on the forum can probably explain the details a lot better.



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Nice Fish. Congratulations! cheers


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Nice fish!


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Nice Fish. First of more to come.

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Mighty fine work! The pardon was well deserved.He never hurt nobody. angel

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Re: First Mirror [Re: AggieAngler'14] #9139181 07/17/13 09:59 PM
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Interesting stuff:

The difference between mirror and common carp is both genetic and visual - biologically they are similar. The mirror carp was the first mutation of common carp, owing to two alternative genes, the S allele and the N allele. The genetic term for a mirror carp is "ssnn" (all minor). Common carp have an even, regular scale pattern, whereas mirrors have irregular and patchy scaling, making many fish unique and possible to identify individual fish by sight, leading to most carp in the UK over 40 lb being nicknamed.

Mirror Carp

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