First carp of 07

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by bigfatcat, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. bigfatcat

    bigfatcat New Member

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    went fishing at the local pond today and i managed to catch me my first carp of 07 along with a little cat which i have caught alot of this year allready but i caught the carp on a little #4 hook with a chunk of Farmfresh king bread (cheapest and it seems to work so i use it) but shes not my biggest but atleast im catching something here is a picture of it
     

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  2. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Awesome Carp! Congrats on the catch!:smile2:
     

  3. mcwrestler

    mcwrestler New Member

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    That carp appears to have some irregular scales indicating a mirror carp, definitly a nice start.
     
  4. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    nice leatherback dude!!!
     
  5. flathead_ky

    flathead_ky New Member

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    I caught my first one of the year yesterday. I would say its about the same size of yours.
     
  6. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    bet he put up a dandy fight, cool. i went crappie fishing today. ended up with 4 and 5 bluegill. havent had a chance to get to the creeks yet. there flooded. i always tie into those fighting carp fishing for smallmouth and channels with nightcrawlers.
     
  7. skeetermagnet

    skeetermagnet New Member

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  8. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats on a nice catch!
     
  9. tomcat85

    tomcat85 New Member

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    Nice mirror man! Im waiting to get my first!
     
  10. mcwrestler

    mcwrestler New Member

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    Mirrors are hard to come by in some waters, I know a few anglers who would love to hook into them, my biggest is 10 pounds 6 ounces.
     
  11. chesapeakecarper

    chesapeakecarper New Member

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    Nice mirror carp dude. I'm still waiting for my first for 2007 but any day now...
     
  12. ravenloft420

    ravenloft420 New Member

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    wow awsome carp. I have never seen or even heard of a "mirror". carp but its really neat looking. definately "aquarium worthy" lol.
     
  13. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Man thats a nice :go: looking fish Dude
     
  14. bigfatcat

    bigfatcat New Member

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    thanks, i never really called a carp a differnt type of carp(mirror) i just called them carp im gonna have to look up so differt types and see what kinds ive been catching
     
  15. mcwrestler

    mcwrestler New Member

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    There are 3 man types of common carp. They include the plain common, with evenly distributed scales all over, no irregularities. The leather carp, a scale less carp that I understand is not common in America if it is even found in the wild here, and the mirror, which has irregular scales, sometimes with patches of skin between scale patches. Not to be confused with common carp that have lost scales through injury. As far as state records go I do not believe they distinguish between mirror and common, they are the same except for scale pattern, someone correct me if I am wrong. Also, some fish can be classified as fully scaled mirrors, which means they are fully scaled, no skin showing, but the scales are all oddly shaped, not the same all around.
     
  16. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    Nice mirror carp, I've never landed one, but I did hook into one that was about 12lbs out in Lake Cachuma in California, but it broke my line. Yeah, those carp seem to like a meal at a reasonable price, anything cheap and grainy seems to work.