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Fish: Common Carp

VICTORY Coffee for CarpQuest

Post By: JOHN_COSprings      Posted: 5/18/2017 3:06:21 PM     Points: 590    
Though my carping endeavors have been few this year, due to work commitments and some personal family stuff, I did finally manage to get out on the banks again last week. It was an insane session, that the old Cat v Carp fans would have been proud of.

Rumor has it when "One-of-Two" heard of the days catches he actually blew a transducer circuit Fishranger almost broke a tooth on his ribs at the news, mumbling something about "it's over John, let it go!"

During a brief couple of hours I landed seven great fish, all MA's, including a 30", 31", 32", 34", 34.5", 35" and a 35.5", with the best pushing the scales close to 30 lb's. The action was so fast and furious I did not even get a chance to drink any victory coffee until I got home that evening.

What was more special for me, was finally landing a new PB mirror carp, at 35" and over 23.5 lb's, she was a beautiful fish. It was only near the end of the session we realized the weigh sling was touching the ground off the tripod oh well, lesson learned who knows how much she really weighed !

Here are some of the pictures from that day. We did record footage so will get it all released in an upcoming CarpQuest episode.

 Reply by: JOHN_COSprings      Posted: 5/18/2017 3:08:16 PM     Points: 590    
. three 20+ commons for me, and the 20+ mirror.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 5/18/2017 3:28:33 PM     Points: 647    
Those have to be fun to catch
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/18/2017 4:52:47 PM     Points: 37784    
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/18/2017 6:11:54 PM     Points: 18730    
Those are some real beauties for sure John....and that many MAs in one day? Awesome! Well done sir.
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 5/18/2017 6:28:43 PM     Points: 38383    
And you choose this year to quit carp vs. cat? Lmao! Good work John.
 Reply by: lil hooker      Posted: 5/18/2017 6:55:03 PM     Points: 709    
Dinosaurs...!!!! cant wait to see the video. Awesome fetch's
 Reply by: spicyhombre      Posted: 5/18/2017 8:14:29 PM     Points: 4267    
Well done. Epic day for sure!
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 5/18/2017 9:07:52 PM     Points: 23368    
That looks like a spectacular day! Nice work!
 Reply by: Jacob J      Posted: 5/18/2017 9:15:49 PM     Points: 900    
Excellent! Congratulations!
John, you must have sore shoulders after reeling in and holding those whales :-)
 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 5/19/2017 8:11:48 AM     Points: 6670    
Nice catches John
 Reply by: the fishing dj      Posted: 5/19/2017 3:33:30 PM     Points: 25840    
Those are some fatties! Congrats!
 Reply by: JOHN_COSprings      Posted: 5/20/2017 9:28:44 PM     Points: 590    
Even with my haul of MA carp, the cat guys would be miles ahead, they have put an amazing # of big cats on the bank already this year, both in Colorado and out of State. I am enjoying my trips out, catching some big-uns, albeit a lot less trips out so far this year. I even ran into Fishranger a while ago (was tempted to just run him over!), as we were both out in stealth mode hunting some big fish.
 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 5/21/2017 9:27:23 AM     Points: 6670    
Yeah your kind of a U.K. Mad man

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