Post By: PIKE FLY Posted: 6/13/2012 9:58:03 PM Points: 745
We fished our favorite local pond again today to find our selves still hooking up with big carp on a fly. This 24"r was caught on a bread crumb imitator dry fly, another great catch only this time it was my brothers catch! I could not be more happy for him, and between the two of us it is the biggest fish on a fly yet.
Makes me want to dust off the fly rod and toss to Carp. I just fished for Carp for the first time recently and caught a few 18" - 20" with an ultralight spin setup with 4# line. Definitely fun fighters.
Reply by: TeamGR3 Posted: 6/14/2012 7:49:20 AM Points: 290
You Rock Christian, I am very impressed with you and your brother, I wish I was there to see it, looks like we need to get go-pro sooner than I thought, I think it wouold be great for people to see it happen live and me fumble fish on the boat.... tightlines dad!
Reply by: masteroftheloch Posted: 6/14/2012 11:04:03 AM Points: 409
You'll find that the hours spent fishing for a fighting carp will significantly improve your "big-fish" catch and land ratio for all other species. I think a part of the battle is getting the fish to strike, the other part of the battle is in the battle or fight itself. Landing big fish on light tackle takes alot of skill and know-how, and of course...luck. Keep on catching those freshwater bone fish.... their some of the best "big-fish" action one can have just about anywhere in this state. Sweet fish too!
Reply by: masteroftheloch Posted: 6/14/2012 11:05:52 AM Points: 409
If you want to try your hand at some double digit carp, I strongly suggest you go down to Cherry Creek reservoir. Try fishing the dam right behind the sailboat club. There is a small dirt parking lot located just between the sail boat club and the dam, Park there and walk down to the water and fish the corner pocket of the dam......there are so many huge huge huge carp in there. Plus you'll get your fair shot at some mirror's too!