Hi Guys, Took off fishing at about 2 PM this afternoon. Threw out a couple of rods with hot dogs for bait until I could catch some bluegill for bait. Caught 9 gill for the bait bucket and got set up for some serious flathead fishing. Never got a hit on the hot dogs. Rigged up two rods with the gills at between 3 and 3:30 pm. Only got one small hit from then until around 6 pm. Finally decided I would rig up my light action rod that I had been catching the gill on, for some carp action. I chummed a little bit with corn and then threw my corn baited hook out. Had one pretty long run at 7:20 pm, had him on for about 45 seconds and then the line went slack, I reeled in a scale from the carp. At about 7:50 pm I had a super run and the fish was pulling off line like crazy and I was hoping that he was not going to "spool me". I played him very carefully, with the 6 lb test line I am using, made sure I let him have his head whenever he decided to make another screaming run. Anyway, it took me about 15 minutes to land him. According to my new Rapala 50lb digital scale, he weighed 6 lbs 2 oz. I measured him and he was 24 inches on the nose. No, he was not a monster. But, he sure gave me a thrill on the light tackle. Can't wait to hook into one of the "gollywhompers". Biggest carp I ever caught was 32 pounds and got him in a farm pond. And, believe it or not, he hardly fought at all. It was almost like pulling in a log. Anyway, I have attached a pic of tonight's carp. Gosh, I love my digital cameras. In seconds you have your pic and can post or e-mail it.