When I logged in my fish last night in my logbook I realized I had landed my 700th carp of 2012. It was a good looking 13 lb. common. That fish was landed on Dec. 5. Last year I landed my 700th carp of the year on Dec.7 so the years seem to be running very similar. Last year was my best year ever in terms of numbers as I ended the year with exactly 738 carp according to my logs. With a little luck and a hot streak, I might just reach that number again this year. However, for that to happen, the weather will have to remain warm and the ponds ice free.