Well, I was away from the forum for a while. I managed to go the summer without even turning on the TV or XBOX. A few years ago I would say impossible. Well with so much free time to do something productive I fished almost 7 days a week. Needless to say many fish were caught and many methods practiced, much new gear bought as well, The summer without TV yielded some excellent results. The following pictures are of my carp from the beautiful Chilhowee Lake. A true drag burner (MY Abu 6000 drag actually ceased to function after this catch). At first it caught itself in a snag but after wading in and maneuvering it came free, 10 minutes later it came to the bank.