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Nice Carp on Float-N-Fly

 

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It was awesome to catch something this big. It’s only my 2nd fish in January (the other, a 6 inch chub) on too many DuPage river trips to count. And it was my first carp ever.


I started fishing in Aug 2011, after a long time away from the sport. It’s like a little slice of vacation every time I’m out there. Cannot wait for good fishing weather.

 

 

 

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Location: Downtown Naperville

 

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redhook62 replied the topic: #7398 14 Mar 2013 07:55
No, but I was pretty much walleye obsessed with the Fox all winter long, followed by a more recent run of small largemouth.

I've been keeping an eye on a local pond where I observed large numbers of good sized carp last spring. (Never got around to targeting them for some reason I cannot explain.)

When the ice clears, I'm going to pull up Pondboy's Carp blog entry from last year and see if I can make some magic.
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Marty Rogers replied the topic: #7379 13 Mar 2013 22:34
Hey Redhook any winter carp action this year?
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mwolf replied the topic: #763 29 Jan 2012 17:58
Nice catch redhook! It's really cool to catch something like that in January.
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redhook62 replied the topic: #762 29 Jan 2012 17:48
Thank you all! (I've changed my DA handle to redhook62 from yesiwillfish) I've seen a lot of Carp catching stories on DA and elsewhere, and wondered when I'd finally hook one of these! Figures that it would happen when I was trying for something else, but I keep my expectations in check whenever I'm out there, so I enjoy any catch, large or small. Can't wait to try some more during this mild week we are expecting!
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possumbelly replied the topic: #761 29 Jan 2012 17:40
Boy Wacky, EAS and now Redhook can catch carp on a lure! Man oh man they think I am crazy when I tell people this. Nice job man!
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iceman79 replied the topic: #737 29 Jan 2012 09:09
really nice fish. :)
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Marty Rogers replied the topic: #733 29 Jan 2012 08:35
It is VERY exciting catching a carp on lures. Makes your heart stop for a second or two. Great job yesIwillfish!