i have just bought 2 7-foot shakespeare contender custom spinning rod reel combos from walmart at about 30 dollars each i am going to use them for some carp fishing at a local ******* called cooks catfish and carp lake in gastonia nc, i have never been there but my dad and cousion went and caught a 32 pound carp there. me and my dad are going next week so i was wondering if anybody else fishes this lake and tell me what they have cought there and how big.also about my carp fishing setup what do u think about it and would this be good for carp fishing. any info u can give will help me out alot thanks. also does anyone fish lake wylie and can u catch carp there. if u can please give me some spots on were to find them thanks.