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COTD - Mid Winter Carp Action in Naperville

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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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Posted: 14 Mar 2013 07:55 by redhook62 #7398
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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.
Posted: 13 Mar 2013 22:34 by Marty Rogers #7379
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Hey Redhook any winter carp action this year?
Posted: 29 Jan 2012 17:58 by mwolf #763
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Nice catch redhook! It's really cool to catch something like that in January.
Posted: 29 Jan 2012 17:48 by redhook62 #762
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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!
Posted: 29 Jan 2012 17:40 by possumbelly #761
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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!
Posted: 29 Jan 2012 09:09 by iceman79 #737
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really nice fish. :)
Posted: 29 Jan 2012 08:35 by Marty Rogers #733
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It is VERY exciting catching a carp on lures. Makes your heart stop for a second or two. Great job yesIwillfish!