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Old 05-01-2013, 08:52 PM
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todays catch.

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nice to mix it up after catching only trout..
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:56 PM
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Chasin' some rocky mountain redfish the last two days...

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I'm the one in the green hat. The first grassie was ~40" and about 30lbs. Second as you can see was taped a little over 36" and 24" girth, also about 30 lbs. My big common was 22 1/4" girth, pretty long, and in the 20lb range. And yes that one was magically fun on a two-hander
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:03 PM
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I too have been hitting them hard. I love these guys!
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Getting several of these mixed in
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NICE!!! If/when it ever decides to stop raining here, grassies are on the attack list. Some of them I routinely see are that size of what you caught. Plus they are super aggressive here so the fights are awesome.
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Haven't been able to coax any bass out of the water yet, but glad someone is!
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Great looking carp! I dig the grassies...we can't target them out here, which stinks. Awesome fish!

I have been mostly bassing with my kids...last carp:
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Elia with a nice bass.

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Eager to get after some carp!
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I got my first cap on a worm fly... and a spey! then she wiggled out of my arms before I could get a good pick...
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Story time, I went to the river this morning. A nice pool area. I could see carp rolling here and there.
They were coming up to sip on bugs or whatever. Cloudy this morning with a breeze so ripples on the water and a bit murky. Sight fishing was hit miss.
I decided to go with my trusty Yellow softhackle glow bug. I run this off a 5' mono furled leader and 4 feet of 10 lb fluoro. I put a small clear Thingamabobber about middle of the furled leader. This is just to help me detect hits in the murky water.
Darn Carp were sipping on the Thingamabobber.
So, I decided to tie on a Gartside Gurgler on a #12 scud hook
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This is sort of like a Boobie fly in that it does want to float up. I put an 8" tag about a foot down on the 4' tippet from the connection to the leader, so the egg was still 3' down from it.
I do this set up all the time on trout and get a lot of doubles. Well......IT HAPPENED WITH CARP! Yikes! Lately when I hook a carp, one or two will follow it in, so I am thinking I have a nice carp and I knew it hit the Gurgler. I get it close and it is BIG! I am guessing 35".
I get it close so I grab my net and squat down to net it when it takes off and I noticed another on the Glow Bug! You can kinda see them both in the center of this foto
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My net barely scoops one, how am I going to do this! I get one close and snap! I broke the tag off. This was the BIG one that is now swimming around with my fly in its lip. I did manage the smaller one (at 32")
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Here is the Thingamabobber
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I caught some bass and more Carp...great day! And one for the memories
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Time for a shower...LOL
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Nice fellows what line tippets and flies you getting those carp on?
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Today was crazy. We were after these:

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Then we spotted four fish feeding on a shallow gravel bar. Way too big to be carp, so we snuck in close...turns out they were sturgeon. One was on oversize at probably 8-9 feet long, and three smaller fish. They were rooting and tailing like carp, we figured they had found a clam bed and were going to town. My buddy david chucks a size 8 carp hybrid worm at the nearest fish and the fish flat out ATE that tiny fly. After a good battle, I got the fish's head in my net and tailed him...fly was 100% inside the mouth...just an unbelievable deal.

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Never seen anything like it...a tiny carp fly. I should have the close ups off my buddies camera tomorrow of the fly in the mouth...got a shot of Vans with a nice carp too. What a crazy day.
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