|At first glance it looks like a small common. But, the wild|
hybrid goldfish has smaller scales, no barbels and sometimes
orange spots on its side. It's one of the most beautiful
fish you will find in freshwater.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
|I landed this carp this moning|
with turtles all around me.
Note the bait is a single
artificial corn. Turtles will
usually not go after artificials.
|There's no messing with these guys.|
Try to save the sinker, cut the line,
and let it go.
How do you get away from these things? There are a few things I do in "turtle spots"....
1. Don't chum- any chumming or prebaiting will bring every turtle in a pond to your swim.
2. Forget the method ball- more bait, more likely to attract turtles. Just go with the bait on the hair.
3. Use plastics- turtles tend to not go after plastics, though some aggressive ones will. I use a kernel or two of plastic corn on a short hair.
4. When all else fails, pack up and head to another spot.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
|My biggest common so far is this 29 lb. 2 oz. fish. In this|
tournament you must submit a photo with the fish, the scale
and the logo.
I enter this event every year. My goal is always to try to get to 100 lbs. (average of 25 lbs. a fish (by the way.....not easy to do)), and to attempt to score in the top ten. Every time I have entered this event I have made the top ten. My best finish has been second place. Currently, I am sitting in second place with a total of 116 lbs. ( fish of 31/8, 29/2, 28/14 and 26/8). It is still very early in the tournament, and a lot will change in the next few weeks. But, I am hoping also to up my total. A couple of more 30's would be great!
We have 5 RI CAG members who signed up for this event. They include Todd Richer, Bob White, Manny Dias, Tony Carvalho and myself. All of these guys are veteran carp fishermen who know what they are doing. All of them have caught many big carp and are capable of a top ten finish. We all just need a little bit of luck!
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018
|Maize is a big and hard corn bait.|
It is far more durable than sweet corn
at this time of year.
Maize is a hard and bigger corn. I buy mine as "whole corn" at Tractor Supply. A fifty pound bag is about 8 bucks. Other RI CAG guys buy it from Dick's Sporting Goods where it is sold as deer corn. Here's a review on how to prepare it. Put it in a big pot (fill about a third of the pot) and add water to fill the pot. Let this sit overnight. Then boil it for about 35 minutes. Once cooled, you can now package it or refrigerate it. It can be used as chum or a hook bait. Some fishermen will also flavor it.
|I've had real good success in the past|
two weeks using one kernel of corn and one
artificial, white, pop-up corn on the hair
rig. This has accounted for big
numbers of fish as well as some real
big RI carp.
Realize that any corn baits can not be used in RI waters where trout are stocked. Where trout are not stocked corn baits are ok to use.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Friday, May 4, 2018
|Tom Perron, one of our top big carp hunters here in RI , grabs|
the early lead with this impressive 26 lb., 10 oz. carp.
April was a tough month of fishing in RI this year with all the cold and stormy weather. But, our guys and gals did a great job, once again, of landing some very impressive carp for the first third of the tournament. Note that all the entries must be landed in RI waters.
Here are the April results:
Tom Perron – 26 lbs., 10 oz.
Angel Medrano- 25 lbs., 15 oz.
Sean Reed- 21 lbs.
Brian Savage- 18 lbs., 8 oz.
Manny Dias- 18 lbs., 3 oz.
Laura Mitchell- 16 lbs., 4 oz.
Tony Carvalho- 14 lbs., 6 oz.