today when i woke up i went out ate breakfast on the back porch. i looked toward the creek and noticed some large looking carp going upstream. i was down there fishing almost as soon as i was done eating. i rigged up 4 rods. my uglystik equiped with my brand new abu garcia revo, was rigged with a running rig and a leech. my new slab seeker crappie rod was rigged with a float and a jig with crawlers. my dam green cross power rod was rigged with a bolt rig and R&W carpjuice glowbait flavor maize on a hair. and my cheaper shakespeare rod was rigged with a jig and some gulp maggots. within minutes after dropping in my ugly stick rod i had a run! once i landed the fish i dropped down the next rod (slab seeker). turns out to be this beautiful common! http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h253/Cockatiel_557/aesaew014.jpg after releasing the common i noticed my float was gone! i set the hook. dopped down my DAM green cross power carp rod. the fish turned out to be a small male bowfin after realeasing the 'fin the fish seemed to disappear. after waiting for about 30 minutes the fish started getting more active again. shortly afterward i hooked up with a small hardfighting fish turned out to be a brown bullhead! my first and another species for the ultimate season. then i had to go to town with my family to pic up some flowers for my moms garden. i had no choice. i had to change before we left. when i got back i went back to fishing. about 15 minutes after i casted. i was hooked up with a hard fighting fish with my revo. obviously a carp. after landing the fish i set in the other rod. as i was taking the pic of the fish my bait clicker on the quickfinnessa started going off. i set the hook on another nice carp. i figured it wouldnt matter so i just put down my cheap shakespeare rod. while i was still fighting the carp my other rod started going out. i set the hook and turned the drag. and i landed the first carp then went to the other. the next fish was on the float a nice bullhead. the fishing slowed down so i went downstream i found a nice backwater area with a muddy bottom and surrounded by cattails. many carp were mudding a long the cattails. i fished there for an hour i caught many bullhead but no carp. i kept 10 out of the 20+ i caught i went back upstream and then i put a minnow on my float rod. within 5 minutes my float shot away and my rod went flying in the water. i managed to get a hold of the rod before it was pulled out farr enough so i would have to wade in the water to get it. after a LONG HARD fight i landed this beautiful female bowfin. i unhooked her and put on a new minnow and recasted about half an hour after releasing her my float slarted jiggling. then it layed flat. i figured a small crappie or bass. i set the hook. the fish went crazy! i seen it a few times. and it was small and had a long cylinder shapped and was black, a snakehead?!?!? after a little longer i landed the fish. it was a bowfin!!! it was a very rare melanistic male! after releasing him i ut my float back out and waited. after a while i dozed off for a bit. when i woke up my foat was gone. i set the hook and the fish was still there. i landed it a nice common carp on a minnow the fish was barely hooked so it must have just taken the bait.