Monday, May 01, 2006






Carp are Brutes - I'd forgotten just how brutish though...

I hooked a few carp last night. Either that, or someone fastened my nymph to large suitcases with boat motors on them. Some were foul hooked, but I think at least 1-2 were fair hooked. I couldn't get them on the reel fast enough. I played one for quite a while, only to have him pop off on an amazing run. I did get to see that fish though, and it was in the 6-8 lb range. Can't get any pics up now - will try later. I was almost accosted by a beaver - pretty funny.

8 Comments:

Blogger john montana said...

nice...if you find a spot to sight fish for carp your done...the addiction will take over.

hooked my biggest carp ever last night. it shredded my six weight...blasted through the shallows throwing water around broke me off. it was a huge fish...easily 20lbs.

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Blogger MN Justin said...

Do you try to put the carp on the reel as fast as possible? Any tips for controlling the line with hand as they are making runs and you're reeling in slack? Those mechanics did me in last night - big runs when they weren'te quite on the reel...

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Blogger john montana said...

let them run the line to your reel. i keep the line pinned with my rod hand, and use my off hand to steer the line clear of anything while the fish runs. that said, i rarely have a lot of slack out when i hook a carp. i try to keep a relatively tight line. i've hooked a lot of steelhead and salmon with line at my feet, and the key seems to be keeping the line pinned to the rod in my rod hand and letting the fish put it on the reel.

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