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Lake: Hyland Ponds
Fish: Common Carp

1st 2016 carp

Post By: bron      Posted: 4/25/2016 7:04:20 AM     Points: 28344    
Got our first carp for 2016. We each got a 2# and a 4#. The wind was bad so we just hunkered down with our drags loose and when you heard it buzzing you had a fish on. Maybe John or someone can answer this--they seemed really skinny compared to the ones we were catching there late last year. Is it because they were dormant over the Winter or does it have to do with the spawn?
 Reply by: Mike V.      Posted: 4/25/2016 7:56:12 AM     Points: 487    
Nice fish. I didn't realized there were carp in Hyland. I honestly didnt think there was any life in there when I went and threw a few casts trying to find some bass.
 Reply by: ultralightfanatic      Posted: 4/25/2016 8:00:31 AM     Points: 814    
Captain has big smiles, looks like you two had a good time. Are you sure those are carp Curtis?
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 4/25/2016 8:03:49 AM     Points: 51177    
Looks like Blake is going to out fish you again this year so you better get a move on man lol.
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: 4/25/2016 8:26:09 AM     Points: 7772    
nice work bron!
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 4/25/2016 8:34:01 AM     Points: 622    
Good stuff man!!
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 4/25/2016 8:47:05 AM     Points: 26633    
Nice way to start it out!! First of many I'm sure!
 Reply by: Azled2zep      Posted: 4/25/2016 9:30:17 AM     Points: 3    
You guys make an amazing team together. Nothing stops you both from fishing! Way to not let the wind deter you from hooking up.
 Reply by: JOHN_COSprings      Posted: 4/26/2016 12:30:06 AM     Points: 600    
Way to go on the first couple of carp of the year !

As for skinny, they don't look too bad, certainly not fat, but not anorexic either. Nothing to do with the spawn yet, with water temps still in the high 40's, low 50's we are a way aways from the main spawning times - not saying that a few carp might not spawn in a very shallow, warm lake, but in general, still another ზF in water temps required - and a bit of flooding/rising water evels would help as well,

Tight-Lines,
John