Sunday, May 6, 2012

Giant Grass Carp On The Fly Rod





I had the honor of landing this magnificent fish early this season. I often fish at this real classy place near my home. It is a bingo hall across from a Rural King... I know that doesn't sound like much. The property has a public lake that nobody fishes and it is full of mirror carp, common carp, crappie and largemouth bass. All within 5 minutes from my houes and on the way home from work. It is my little dream spot. Well, I finally caught this monster fish after 1 year or so of casting to it. Here is a post where I got a scale from the fish last year.

A nymph pattern took this guy on a 6wt rod with 5lb tippet and a bingo player (onlooker) helped me land this fish and take some photos for me.  This carp was just over 4 ft long!  The bingo player read the scale for me and said 51lbs.  This fish bent my net in half and I had to get in the water to land this guy.  I will never forget this fish.

10 comments:

  1. Wow, amazing catch. How long did it take to land?

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    1. Hey Kevin. Thanks for reading. It had to take close to one hour or so. I was exhausted when it was all over. I could hardly hold a glass in my hand when I got home!

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  2. Totally Jealous! I have a couple in the 30 pound range and I've been trying for a couple of years.

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  3. Simply awesome catch! Good for you! Few people, anywhere, catch a 51 lb. fish on anything, much less fly gear. Good job!

    Gregg

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  4. Nice, there are a few at a pond I fish at too. Hoping to copy your nice work here. JGR

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  5. I have the mad river passage 14 just as you do. does the wobbling stop after you get used to balancing it out?

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    1. Hey Edress. I really love the Mad River Passage 14 Canoe. It felt a little wobbly at first, but I got used to what was normal. I have never tipped this canoe and I stand up and fly fish from it all the time. My wife rides with me too and we have never tipped. I heard a funny saying once, "Canoes don't tip, people tip canoes."

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  7. I know this is an old post but that catch is fantastic! Following. Hope to see some more awesomeness. I encourage you to follow me as well and spread the word about my blog! : ) Happy fishing, my good man!

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