Post By: BluefoXXX Posted: 6/1/2010 3:04:08 PM Points: 95
Got my first few carp on the flay at stearns. Caught them on an olive green crawdad pattern and it took quite some maneuvering to get them out of the cattails and to a place where I could land them. After the first carp I was shaking in my knees and now I think I'm addicted. I guess Stearns can be more fun than I realized! O and I need to put more line on my rod almost ran out a couple times lol.
All I ever even fish for there is grass carp. I've caught a couple dink bass at th lake and there are crappie, gills and cats. Unfortunately the lake seems o be on the decline and even though I constantly hear stories, I just don't believe there are any tigers left due to las stocking and lifespan of the fish.
Reply by: Tage Posted: 6/4/2010 8:14:30 PM Points: 198
Gotta get me some of those grass-carp. Was there a month ago and accidentally foul-hooked a small one but had no clue it was a grass carp until I came home and got on the internet to figure out what they are eating in there to get so feisty and pretty.....felt like a total idiot when I saw grass-carp on the lake-page.
Saw one shadow mosey by throught the muddy waters that HAD to be a monster (40+") grass-carp. FIgured it was a tiger but after reading up it makes more sense that it was a grass-carp.
Vanish: ya I was there during the spawn and the commons were everywhere! I've seen your posts about viele and good job to you. Today I hit up four places in the denver mettro area and brought in 12 fish total. 3 of which were 28 inches and one that is a possible MA but I left my measuring tape in the car for that one, one thing I know for sure he was as at least as long as the 28s and a hell of a lot fatter. If your up to it sometime we should collaborate and pound some carp.
Reply by: Tage Posted: 6/9/2010 7:11:31 PM Points: 198
If either of you guys are looking for somebody to get together for fly-carpin I am very interested. I am going to be in Boca-Grande florida until the 20th (wish me luck for snook and maybe the miracle Tarpon) but I would love to meet up sometime. Big soda lake has been my stomping ground for the last couple of weeks.
Also as your obsession begins to grow check out the carp slam @ [log in for link]
Reply by: BluefoXXX Posted: 6/10/2010 1:13:47 AM Points: 95
sounds good to me. We will have to all exchange tips and tricks sometime. And lucky Tage! good luck and hope you get that tarpon... Only time I had the opportunity to flats fish was when I was 10 and as I was pulling my hook out of the water a tarpon jumped out and almost took it. That was the closest I have ever gotten to one...