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Lake: Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Fish: Common Carp

PB Carp!! She's a tank

Post By: ColoradoOutdoorsman      Posted: 5/3/2017 10:35:01 AM     Points: 1931    
I was fishing the arsenal before work on Tuesday mostly going after bass. Didn't manage to get a single one in anything but had some small ones pick my jig up and swim off without eating it good enough to get hooked. Switched to a 4 inch jackall giron bluegil swimbait and not 5 casts in I hook into pure weight and it starts running. I automatically think I hooked into a state record bass. This thing was bending my heavy duty 7'6" rod like a noodle. Was pulling 15 pounds of drag and absolutely dogging me. I get this fish up a low and behold it's a golden submarine. I don't know how I landed him. He was snagged in the top dorsal with barbless hooks and I put a lot of pressure on him. Landing him on that floating boardwalk sucked so please excuse my somewhat bad hold on the fish. Didn't wanna drop that beast.
 Reply by: ColoradoOutdoorsman      Posted: 5/3/2017 10:39:32 AM     Points: 1931    
Here's the pics
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 5/3/2017 11:47:48 AM     Points: 1534    
fun yankin the goldfish...WTG
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 5/3/2017 1:02:36 PM     Points: 8742    
Very nice piggie, that had to be a ball to fight.
 Reply by: Neyet Stalker      Posted: 5/3/2017 1:20:42 PM     Points: 5425    
 Reply by: ultralightfanatic      Posted: 5/3/2017 1:56:50 PM     Points: 814    
I'm thinking that carp must of taken a swing at that bait and foul hooked himself. That would be my take on it. :-) Congrats!
 Reply by: JOHN_COSprings      Posted: 5/3/2017 2:10:18 PM     Points: 630    
Congrats !
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/3/2017 2:22:36 PM     Points: 29819    
Foul hooked fish are harder to fight in for sure. Congrats on a great surprise catch!
 Reply by: ColoradoOutdoorsman      Posted: 5/4/2017 4:39:22 PM     Points: 1931    
thank you all!