Thought I had a huge Smallmouth

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by Sentry Dog Man, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Sentry Dog Man

    Sentry Dog Man New Member

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    I was fishing a jig and pig when I caught this 9 lb 10 oz Common Carp, late this evening. I really thought I had hooked into a huge Smallmouth, the way he fought for the first minute or so.

    I was beginning to wonder if I would get him landed or not. 3 times he got part way under the boat and I was hoping that I was not going to get my Loomis drop shot rod broken. Twice I thought he was going to get into the trolling motor.

    A really fun fight. He was released unharmed. But, as soon as I released him I thought, "I should have kept him for cutbait." Since, I had been wanting to try come carp for cutbait for cats anyway. But, alas, I did not think of it.

    Anyway, I have attached a pic. I did not think to measure him, so can't tell you how long he was. He was a beautiful carp, notice the color on his anal fin, lower part of his tail and in between the lower part of his tail and anal fin. I have never caught one like this before, that had that much color.
     

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  2. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    Hey Mike, that is a good looking fish. I bet he was fun.

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  3. amatuer cat catcher

    amatuer cat catcher New Member

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    haha that would be a huge smallmouth
     
  4. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nice fish brother, congrats on the catch. Sure is a nice size carp!!