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  1. Default 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.



    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!



    Winter is over! Anyone else out after carp?
    John Montana

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    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!
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    John: Great looking fish, congrats!
    Larry


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    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.

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    What weight rod do you need for something like that?

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    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.
    John Montana

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    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.

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    Winter is finally lossing its battle with spring here...last night I saw them tailing in my storm drain. Im excited.
    "When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all."

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    Default Re: First decent carp of the year

    Beautiful one John

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    Default Re: First decent carp of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by nick k View Post
    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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