Friday, August 3, 2012

500th Carp of the Year Landed

Yesterday evening I landed my 500th carp for 2012.  It was a common carp in the 8-10 lb. range (didn't weigh).  The fish hit a doughball fished on a hair rig.  There have only been three years in which I have landed over 500 carp.  However, this is by far the earliest I have hit this mark.  Last year I had only 370 carp at this point, and I ended up with 750 fish on the year, making 2011 my best carp fishing year.  This year's high numbers are a reflection of the warm weather in the wintertime.  During the winter I was able to fish many times a week in open water and caught good numbers of carp in Jan., Feb. and March.

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