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john montana 04-01-2013 07:58 PM

First decent carp of the year
 
I have been out a couple of times with pretty good early season success, including one 16 lber, but this was the first "hot" fish I picked up. 17 lbs, but a typical apex athlete fish...no backing runs, but a good battle with a beautiful carp.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ps313e3a70.jpg

The water is getting warmer, the fish are getting more active...you have to love spring! Most of the fishi have been catching have been in the 7-10lb range, but the big ones will come in shallow soon!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ps78452da5.jpg

Winter is over! Anyone else out after carp?

theboz 04-01-2013 08:19 PM

Re: First decent carp of the year
 
Nice fish John! Fishing in the canals in Miami last week saw 2 grassies cruising past the boat that were so enormous prompted my son into saying "WHAT ARE THOSE MONSTER TARPON DOING IN HERE!"Would have loved a shot at one but they were on the move and as our guide said couple of weeks before the mulberries start dropping then you have a shot at them.Awesome looking fish!

mcnerney 04-01-2013 09:45 PM

Re: First decent carp of the year
 
John: Great looking fish, congrats!

pkins44 04-01-2013 09:53 PM

Re: First decent carp of the year
 
Beautiful fish John!! The carp have just started cruising around me and plan on chasing them quite a bit this summer. I can't wait to see more of the carp you bring in.

jimmorgan 04-01-2013 09:53 PM

Re: First decent carp of the year
 
:surprise: What weight rod do you need for something like that?

john montana 04-01-2013 10:14 PM

Re: First decent carp of the year
 
Thanks! I fish mostly 7 wts...been using an orvis Helios 2 this spring, great rod! The average size fish out here is about 9-10 lbs, but I catch them up to 30, so a 7 or 8 is about as light as I would go.

nick k 04-02-2013 07:09 AM

Re: First decent carp of the year
 
Winter isn't completely over yet by me, but looking to try out carpin for the first time this spring.

That carp looks a little more than decent to me, great job.

stl_geoff 04-02-2013 07:38 AM

Re: First decent carp of the year
 
Winter is finally lossing its battle with spring here...last night I saw them tailing in my storm drain. Im excited.

jpbfly 04-02-2013 11:56 AM

Re: First decent carp of the year
 
Beautiful one John:thumbsup:

frogg 04-02-2013 09:52 PM

Re: First decent carp of the year
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nick k (Post 543092)
Winter isn't completely over yet by me, but looking to try out carpin for the first time this spring.

That carp looks a little more than decent to me, great job.


Yeah, what he said ^
I'm hoping to break in my 10' 8wt Sevier on a fat carp!


Chris


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