Today a friend of mine fished a pond that I have access to. He caught a 20 1/2 pound grass carp on a piece of bread. We netted it, didn't have it out of the water just long enough to remove the hook and take a picture. The fish went belly up for a while, and we tried desperately to revive it, and we had our doubts about it surviving. It floated around upside down moving its gills, and it finally swam off, but swam all around this 6 acre pond at the top of the water for a couple of hours, and I'm pretty sure it survived. I have one question, does anyone know if grass carp aren't as hardy as regular carp? I've seen the common carp survive out of water for several minutes and thought they were difficult to kill. This carp was hooked in the mouth and he wasn't harmed by the hook.