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CarpQuest: a new venue and some grass carp !

Post By: JOHN_COSprings      Posted: 10/20/2014 3:09:20 PM     Points: 640    
Here we go Carp fans, the the wait is OVER, my video editing system has been replaced and the new one is up and running, so...

A new episode of CarpQuest has been released!
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In this episode of CarpQuest we take a family picnic down south to a lake near Pueblo. Would the rumors of grass carp at this venue prove true ? The session was almost abandoned as I left my coffee at home, total nightmare!

Hope you enjoy the video !


In the next episode CarpQuest returns to Adams CountyFairgrounds, where the Quest began a few years ago on FXR ... would it once again be another "Carp Slam", wait and see...
 Reply by: Jacob J      Posted: 10/20/2014 3:22:36 PM     Points: 1591    
Congratulations! That grasser looks like other than carp fish.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 10/20/2014 3:28:15 PM     Points: 55272    
nice John. Thanks for sharing
 Reply by: Mfishing      Posted: 10/20/2014 3:48:42 PM     Points: 777    
Awesome job! Grass Carp are my favorite and I have yet to catch one. I'll be watching the video.

 Reply by: JOHN_COSprings      Posted: 10/20/2014 5:22:36 PM     Points: 640    
Any very fruit flavored bait, small cherry tomatoes, even flavored corn can get you into the grass carp if they are feeding off the bottom. If they on top water,your best bet, if you can see them, would be with a flyrod... I also have a real soft spot for grass carp, always fun to catch and always energetic once you get them in close or out the out for their very hard boney foreheads, they can give you a real beating !
 Reply by: bratfish      Posted: 10/20/2014 11:28:04 PM     Points: 1093    
you ever fish willow springs for the carp there?
 Reply by: JOHN_COSprings      Posted: 10/21/2014 9:50:56 AM     Points: 640    
I have fished Willow Springs Ponds. The first CarpQuest video ever was filmed there, think I only caught some trout out of the big pond. The smaller pond has some nice commons. The larger pond I have not had too much fortune with for carp but it does have some good fish in there - I hope to get into some nice fatties from there one of these days...
 Reply by: MileHighMike      Posted: 10/21/2014 10:30:36 AM     Points: 134    
Liked the video John, good stuff as always. Was that lake you took the family to in Rye? I live in Denver but born and raised in Pueblo and that looks like a lake we used to go to bout 10-15 years ago
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 10/21/2014 7:14:11 PM     Points: 33582    
Cool video John--glad you're back in business! I have caught 1 grass carp--at Lake Arbor around 1990. It weighed 10# and I still remember that as the best battle I've had on rod and reel. I thought something would break before I got that one in!
 Reply by: The Fast Forester      Posted: 10/21/2014 8:20:27 PM     Points: 402    
Good stuff John always enjoy the videos. How about an episode from Barr Lake or Jackson, epic carp impoundments. We used to catch mirror carp up at Black Hollow by Ault, but not sure that is open to the public anymore. Might get a bullhead out there too.
 Reply by: JOHN_COSprings      Posted: 10/23/2014 10:26:18 AM     Points: 640    

I'll see if i can get a trip into Jackson or Barr in 2015. I do generally try to avoid venues where the carp are so "thick" you can walk across them to the other side of the pond !


 Reply by: The Fast Forester      Posted: 10/23/2014 8:52:49 PM     Points: 402    
Sounds like Barr is at low pool to do some work out there, and they are removing a bunch of carp.

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