|Today's double was a rare|
leather (top) and mirror catch.
The fish were 20 and 25 lbs.
My day started off slowly. Two hours of fishing and nothing. And, then all of a sudden, an alarm goes off. Nothing special as I landed a 12 lb. mirror. Got that one unhooked and recast. Three minutes later another alarm sounds and I am fighting a good fish. As soon as I get near the net, the other alarm goes off setting up a double. This is another good fish. The bigger of the two weighed 25 lbs. and the smaller one weighed 20 lbs. It was a rare leather/mirror double, the first time that ever happened to me.
Things calmed down for the next hour or so and then the big one hit. This fish was a terrific fighter and when I saw it whirl on the surface I thought it just might be a 30. However, once in the net and on the scale this long and skinny fish pulled my Reuben Heaton scale down to exactly 29 lbs., a terrific fish and my second largest of the year.
All of today's fish were taken on a combo bait of sweet corn and a pink pop-up ESP artificial corn, the same combo that has been scoring big fish for me in the last month. This was fished ahead of a method ball.
|The big fish of the day turns out to be a long and thin mirror carp |
that tipped the scales at exactly 29 lbs.