Mirror carp

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  1. cat seeker 374

    cat seeker 374 Well-Known Member

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    It was 12lbs 3oz... not the biggest mirror I've ever had but definetly the prettiest
     
  2. cat seeker 374

    cat seeker 374 Well-Known Member

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    I've allways believed that the clearer the water is a carp is hanging out in, the darker it is. Almost like a sun tan. I've seen that the carp I catch in clear water are often much darker and more colorful than carp caught from muddier water. That sentiment is shared by many but I have no clue how true it is lol.
     
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  3. twaskom

    twaskom Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

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    I share that thought Jacob but like you, do not know that is correct. I see fish that cruise the surface seem darker than those that I think have been staying deep. But again it is just my thoughts.
     
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  4. Ammo

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    My favorite spot is a roll of the dice. The depth is very consistent, but some some fish are dark and some are brilliant gold and orange/yellow with no particular trend. That pretty much applies to mirrors and commons both, even at night. One of the "yellowest" carp I've ever caught was a juvenile mirror at 0-dark-thirty in the morning. Sometimes I think it's just mommy and daddy that make the determination. Buuuuuut....this is just my spot.
     
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  5. Ammo

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    My mirror-to-common ratio has taken a serious detour this summer. I used to run about 6-to-4 mirrors to commons, but I've only gotten one mirror out of my last two dozen fish the last couple of months. I've also found that the Carolina rig has been way more successful recently than my hair rigs. Oh well...at least I'm still catching fish. They have been averaging smaller than usual though. Maybe the 110+ degree temps have pushed the heavies to deeper water.
     
  6. Dust

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    I've found that turtles push them out. I fish a park lake that maxes at 10-12 feet. Most of my catches in the summer come deep. That said, the two latest catches came 5-10 ft. from the bank in a submerged grass bed.
     
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  7. cat seeker 374

    cat seeker 374 Well-Known Member

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    Bagged a nice fully scaled today. First fish from the spot in 6 months and it's a mirror! What are the odds. 20200812_095535.jpeg 20200812_095523.jpeg
     
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  8. twaskom

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    Beautiful Mirror Jacob
     
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  9. ramon06

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    You've got the touch for the mirrors lol always enjoy you guys carp pics. Its raining and storming yet again here for the next 3 days but I'm actually just thinking about pulling the car to the bank and fishing. You guys motivate me.
     
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  10. cat seeker 374

    cat seeker 374 Well-Known Member

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    Carpy weather! Rain turns them on to feed like nothing else!
     
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  11. Dust

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    I pulled this apple slice mirror out of a local park lake last weekend. Longer than normal hair length, and raw shrimp and sinking trout pellets in the pressure cooker along with bird seeds.
     

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  12. cat seeker 374

    cat seeker 374 Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Shrimp for the hook bait? I could never get away with that lol! Bullhead bonanza!
     
  13. Dust

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    No, just in the pressure cooker. Plastic corn for hookbait.
     
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    cat seeker 374 Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Sounds like a good recipe
     
  15. Dust

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    I was surprised that it didn't score any channel catfish. I think the hooklink was too long.
     
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    Here’s one a friend of mine got this summer. F3DAE71E-3DF7-463C-8284-6F2D1E291C8B.jpeg
     
  17. cat seeker 374

    cat seeker 374 Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty epic
     
  18. Ammo

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    Windy choppy water surfaces don't seem to bother them either.
     
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    cat seeker 374 Well-Known Member

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    No... they bother me though lol. Always a pain when you are getting more wind bites than you know what to do with.
     
  20. Ammo

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    Definitely....but better than going back home though.
     
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