31 inch common carp

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by fishinghawgs, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. fishinghawgs

    fishinghawgs New Member

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    Yesterday while fishing for catfish I snagged a 31 inch common carp. Does anyone have an idea of how much it may have weighed?
     
  2. ChannelCatBen

    ChannelCatBen New Member

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    Minnesota
    Tough to say. Did you get a girth measurement?

    I caught a 30" carp last week that was 12 pounds. It wasn't particularly fat, I'd say about average build. A 31 could be between 8 and 15, maybe more if it was real fat.
     

  3. fishinghawgs

    fishinghawgs New Member

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    Arkansas
    I wasn't able to get a girth measurement but it was very fat (could they have eggs right now?)
     
  4. mcwrestler

    mcwrestler New Member

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    Tennessee
    At 34 inches they are pushing 20lbs depending on girth. A good weight around 30 is 12 to 15, if it is real thick, and I mean real thick it could maybe hit 17 or more. Doubt they are in spawn in Arkansas this late in the year.
     
  5. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    S.E Ohio
    Opinion here is around 12 to 15lbs.
     
  6. DLB-in-GR

    DLB-in-GR New Member

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    State:
    MI
    Here in Michigan I have gotten 2 Master Angler patches from the State DNR, both for carp, one 31" (2001) and one 33 1/2" (2003). I wish I'd have had a scale, that 33 1/2" was close to 20 lbs by my best guess. I took pictures and released them, sent the pics in the DNR, they qualified for the catch and release patch.

    Nice catch, those sure fight hard.
     
  7. fishstick11

    fishstick11 New Member

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    Ohio
    nice fish i agree with everyone else. 12to15 pounds
     
  8. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    TEXAS
    fun either way huh lol
     
  9. gatorboy15

    gatorboy15 New Member

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    florida
    hey i dont have an answer but what were you fishing with when you caught it