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HuronRiverDan 07-25-2009 09:38 AM

Got a Trophy Fish Yesterday...
My buddy called to see if I wanted to go fish with him yesterday afternoon; and of course I said when? I got there a little early and set up my rod and waded in the river in front of our parking area. I saw some carp working, and decided to try for them. Switched my slider over to a carp teaser I tied the other day. Started fishing the pod, which I discovered is not a good idea; spooked the bunch of them. I stood watching and saw a couple of fish move back in and started working them a little more carefully. Cast up and let the current begin washing the fly down and just started twitching lightly. After about the 5th cast I was into the fish; it amazed me how quick he had me into the backing. Got line back and he made another run; wow! It took me nearly 10 minutes to land him. My buddy had come while I was concentrating on my drifts, and he was able to watch the entire show. He took a pic with his cell phone, and mine; but he closed the phone before saving the pic. He said he will send me the pic from his phone. This is my first, of many I hope; carp on the fly rod.

It was kind of funny, Wednesday when we were fishing we talked about trying to actively fish for carp. I know I will make the effort every chance I get from now on; what a rush...:biggrin:


HuronRiverDan 07-25-2009 10:03 AM

Re: Got a Trophy Fish Yesterday...
So excited recounting my day I forgot to mention his size...LOL Don't have a weight, but he measured 25" on my mini tape. I would have to guess 7 or 8 pounds.


Frank Whiton 07-25-2009 10:17 AM

Re: Got a Trophy Fish Yesterday...
Hi Dan, way to go. I think most of us have missed out on catching Carp on a fly. I know I have. When I lived in Arizona they was a bunch of Carp in the golf course ponds. I thought about going out after dark and giving it a try. It was against the rules to be on the course after dark so I never did do it. Now you are making me think I should have tried it.

I will be looking for your picture.


mcnerney 07-25-2009 04:10 PM

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Dan: Congrats, that sounds like a great fight with your fly rod. I haven't tried for carp but I sure need to get out and give it a try. Can't wait to see a picture of that monster!


kruggy1 07-25-2009 04:27 PM

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Sounds like a great fish Dan, I hooked a sucker on a muddler minnow couple weeks back about the same size on a 4wt, what size rods were you using???

FrankB2 07-25-2009 08:44 PM

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That's a big one, Dan! My wife caught a nice carp (about 18") sometime in
April, but by the time I convinced her to hold it for a pic, it jumped out of
her hands :biggrin:.

ant 07-25-2009 08:49 PM

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Congrats Dan! I hear carp are buggers to get in.

HuronRiverDan 07-26-2009 03:06 PM

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Kruggy I got it on my new TFO 6wt, great way to test a new rod.


HuronRiverDan 09-28-2009 07:32 AM

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I finally got the pic from My Buddy... 1st Carp on the fly for me...


darkcahill 09-28-2009 08:25 AM

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Dan now all you have to do is hook into some big ol' boys. Those are really fun. Nice job.

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