Hold the record books. I landed yet another RI CAG record mirror today. This fish topped the scales at 27 lbs., 2 oz. It surpasses the 25 lb., 12 oz mirror that I caught just two days ago. I am on a wicked hot streak this week landing 8 mirrors in the twenties (20-27 lbs.) in the last three days alone along with a bunch of teen size mirrors and commons. In RI a twenty pound mirror is considered huge. Just a few years ago the RI CAG record stood at 21 lbs. for years. This fish was landed on a plastic cut up worm pop-up along with a lone kernel of sweet corn fished ahead of an oatmeal based method ball that was flavored with sweet feed. The pop-up/sweet corn combo has been red HOT this week and has outfished anything else I have tried.
I suspect the fish are in a prespawn feeding pattern and some real hogs should fall in the next few weeks. You are seeing just the beginning of some of the best carp fishing of the year.