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Old 05-04-2006, 04:01 AM
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We went out this evening crappie fishing and caught 32 of the nicest 1-2lb crappiie + 3 nice 3-4 lb hybrids. I was casting a roadrunner in chartreuse.
On the last cast. I thought I caught a stump...then it moved some...thought I caught some luck and would get my bait back... 15 minutes later I landed a 21 lb. Buffalo... I can't imagine a buffalo hitting a roadrunner...Man what a bulldog gear those fish have. I was using a Fenwick 6 1/2 ft. med light rod with 6 lb. flourocarbon line...what an experience...
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:32 PM
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Good stuff, I love catching carp. Relatively easy to catch BIG fish. I love dropping a dough bait or corn on the bottom while I'm sitting in camp. A whole lotta fun for a young kid too, for lots it'll be the biggest fish they every catch or even see for that matter.
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Old 05-09-2006, 09:14 AM
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When we first moved into the house on the pond 25 years ago, there we no carp. About 7-8 years ago I was out fishing for large mouth and saw this monsta making a commotion in relatively shallow water. I thought it was a humongous bass. When i got closer and saw it's coloration and large scales, I realized it was a carp. Now I see them all the time...never caught one though. Maybe this year I'll try.
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