Monster Carp

CT River Trip

We decided to head up to CT river for our 4th of July weekend and spend couple of days Carp Fishing. We usually make it out here about twice a year due to distance. This year we decided to hit up a more remote spot on our kayaks and set up camp (backpacking style). This has forced us to reevaluate our Carp gear and minimize, my wallet doesn’t hate me.

Our first day was slow. Area we selected for the camp was mostly sandy with not much weeds and strong current. We got there around 4pm and blanked on the first day. I found myself pulling the lines in every hour or so as the floating weeds collected on the lines and pulled it down river with the current.

2nd day we pulled in a total of 6 fish. The day started with a beautiful 18lber.

2nd fish was a 15lber. This guy put up a better fight and tired out Rosie forcing me to take over the rod.

CT Common Carp

#3 was a highlight of our day. I was certain this guy was 30lbs but the scale proved me wrong. He tipped the scale at 28.5. Beautiful Monster.

Monster Carp

Monster Carp

4th, 5th and 6th were all 15lb range

Monster Carp

Monster CarpCT River Common Carp 15lbs

Our 3rd day was difficult, VERY difficult. The current picked up, boat traffic was high and we simply couldn’t keep the lines down at all. I worked the rods all day with 0 success. Such is carp fishing. We got skunked. Tide also wasn’t as low as the day before.

Day 4. Frustrated and disappointed I got up a bit early to take a stab. I get a hit, small one. As I reel in the line it feels like a cat fish. Something small. To my surprise it’s a Fan Tail! This made my day and really completed our trip!

 Monster Carp

Monster Carp

Monster Carp

Monster Carp

Once again, as the day progressed tide never went down as far as the 2nd day and lines kept bouncing on the bottom and collecting weeds. No amount of leads couple keep the bait down……we blanked rest of the day.

Another amazing trip. We are off to Housie/Lake Zoar this week. Stay tuned for more Monster Carp!

 

 

 

 

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