Mud Carp chased yellow spinner .....
Posted by: pilotwingz on Aug-31-12 9:36 PM (EST)
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.... and bit the thing , got hooked .
Nephew and I were fishing a regular creek for Bass when up in the distance we saw a bunch of comotion in a mud shallow . The carp had their backs out of the water (it was that shallow on this small shoal) ... looked like Nessie with all the backs moving around .
When we got closer the nephew thought he'd toss his spinner into them to see what would happen .
Couldn't believe my eyes ... I was standing at the bow and saw this Carp come charging out of the group like a bolt of lightning , moving extremely fast . It B-lined straight into the spinner and bit it !!!
Yes , bit the spinner ... it was an aggressive charge and strike , certainly not a feeding strike . In any case , it got hooked and the nephew and I laughed till silly as he reeled it in ... kinda heavy and big fish . Who would have ever guessed something like that would ever happen ??
We figured they in the mud flat performing some kind of Carp mating dance and the strike was an aggression strike at an intruder ... we also figured we'll never see anything like that again .
How about you alls , ever heard of such a thing , we haven't ??
And I had no clue a mud Carp could move a speed like that ... looked like a Muskie or Northern Pike charge !!!
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Carp will hit lures|
Posted by: goobs on Sep-02-12 11:02 AM (EST)
Carp on lures|
Posted by: RockyRaab on Sep-02-12 11:48 AM (EST)
Yup. Just a few weeks ago, I caught a 15+ pounder while trolling a crawdad crankbait for smallies. Carp will hit lures a lot more often than you'd suspect, and catching them on a fly is quite a trick because they fight so hard.
in that case .....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Sep-06-12 12:13 PM (EST)
Dad used to fly fish for carp.|
Posted by: Big_D on Sep-07-12 8:30 AM (EST)
He would use #18 to #22 midges when carp were slurping up gnats from the surface. He called it "poor man's tarpon."