Post By: Bassinator Posted: 4/13/2012 5:36:48 PM Points: 4
Well, I was in my kayak using a rattlin trap trying to cover water for largemouth and snagged this behemoth in the tail near the dam. To complicate matters, I was equipped with an ultra light spincast set up with 6lb mono. Needless to say, it took a bit o patience to get er in. I couldn't get it on the scale, so i took length and girth measurements, 41 in x 26 in. According to the chart on [log in for link] it was around 43 lbs. Do you all think this is accurate? By far the biggest fish I have landed, although I feel guilty it was snagged. She swam away healthy. Oh, and I caught 10 bass.
Reply by: Bassinator Posted: 4/14/2012 7:24:29 AM Points: 4
Yes, they pretty much ignore everything, cause I've tried. There are not so much as schools of em out there but more like herds of em. Kinda weird to see one out of the water actually. I still have to wonder what a fly rod, stout mind you, would be like. I got lucky with no weeds yet.
Reply by: whiteboyrick Posted: 4/14/2012 8:25:23 AM Points: 132
The fish length to weight chart isn't always accurate cause every fish feeds different. There has also been problems with the length to girth charts as well. I couldnt give an estimate cause I wasn't there. I just suggest you carry a scale next time. But what are the odds snagging a biggie like that again,slim. With or without a guess its still a great catch! Congrats on the tank. I bet it was a thrill on light tackle
Reply by: takeakidfishing Posted: 4/14/2012 11:03:16 AM Points: 5445
Very cool and congrats
Carp is slowly becoming one of my Fav if not my Fav fish to fish for.I can't think of another Freshwater fish that fights as hard or as long as a carp does.Well done on the release.I see some people throw them on the bank to rot instead of releasing them.