Well today's catches certainly made up for yesterday's fishing failure. John and I went to St. Vincent Lake again, planning on getting more bait for the PA Gathering in two weeks. I had checked the PA fishing regulations thoroughly to verify that corn was indeed a legal bait/light chum this year and found it to be true. Which made the local's suggestion to use corn a reality for us. I had set up the light rods first and threw them out for some bluegill. Much to my surprise, one of the rods almost ended up in the water when a carp grabbed the bait and ran with it. I made sure to loosen the drag more from then on. :roll_eyes: As John was reaching down to grab him, the line broke and the fish slipped through his hands, but we still counted it as a catch. That was the beginning of my lucky streak. Over the next four hours I got another 3 carp on the medium rods with the heavier line and one on the heavy cat rod. I also got an agressive little Pumpkinseed that took the 2/0 Gama octopus circle hook like a champ. :lol: That little bugger was not gonna let the carp get there first. So now he's in the fish tank awaiting his fate as flathead bait. John enjoyed watching me catch all the fish and being the one to wrangle them on land. (In his defense, one of the carp was on his rod, but he handed it to me.) Towards the end of the trip, he had a good fight with another fish (not sure if it was a carp or catfish), but lost it about 15 feet out. It was an overall enjoyable day with lots of kids around running to see what we caught. We even got to see a tiny channel catfish sunning itself at the top of the water. I swear she looked right at me, taunting me to catch her. :tounge_out: Here's a few pictures of the carp.