Search Fishin.com

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 15
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Bowling Green, KY
    Posts
    146
    Post Thanks / Like

    Back on the Carp!!!

    Well after a successful Turkey Season it was time to get the Redfisher back in freshwater and on some Carp!! Of course as soon as I get the boat back here in KY the weather turns cold. I was about to go nuts not being able to get some fishing in since I hadn't been on these guys since last fall!!! Finally this weekend was the weekend for it! Hopefully this is the start to a good year on the Hillbilly Bones!!!

    Fish were spawning like crazy for a couple of hours then they settled down and started to tail and mud..... Got 3 to the boat and lost 1 at the boat.... missed 5 eats!! Fish seemed a little more aggressive today and didn't spook unless you lined the crap out of them... which i did a lot!

    Here's the first fish... small guy...

    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...y/GOPR1840.jpg

    a little better...
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...y/GOPR2061.jpg

    and another chunker...
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...y/GOPR2270.jpg

    Fun day on the water today!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    11,278
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Back on the Carp!!!

    Impressive! I love catching anything that fights good and those guys are awesome! I have caught many Redfish and those carp with their strong bulldog runs remind me of them. What kind of setup do you use fishing for them?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Bowling Green, KY
    Posts
    146
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Back on the Carp!!!

    I'm using a TFO BVK 7WT and a Nautilus FWX 7/8 reel with some Sage WF 7 Freshwater line.... I had Airflo on there, but i'm liking the Sage line... Basspro guy recommended it...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    11,278
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Back on the Carp!!!

    In your opinion would a 5 wt outfit handle those fish?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Bowling Green, KY
    Posts
    146
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Back on the Carp!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DJD View Post
    In your opinion would a 5 wt outfit handle those fish?
    IMHO it might be a tad too light.... That first fish I caught Saturday yes,(maybe 3-4lbs) but the rest of them were pretty chunky.... I'd say in the 6lb range. The only reason I say that is these guys pull like Mac Trucks and they bow that 7 up pretty good.... It's more of a tug of war and I wouldn't go down below a 7 or 8, but that's just me...... I'd say a 6wt Bass setup would work though... Hope that helps...

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Bowling Green, KY
    Posts
    146
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Back on the Carp!!!

    If you're ever headed down this way, shoot me a PM and we'll get on those suckers!!!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    11,278
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Back on the Carp!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by KyTrkyHntr View Post
    If you're ever headed down this way, shoot me a PM and we'll get on those suckers!!!
    I sure will! The thing is I'm about to buy my first fly rod and I had been thinking 5-6 wt and 8-9 ft. So I might be bringing a knife to a gun fight!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Norton, VA, USA
    Posts
    23
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Back on the Carp!!!

    You guys are both pretty close to me, I'm just over the state line from Jenkins, in Norton, VA.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Bowling Green, KY
    Posts
    146
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Back on the Carp!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DJD View Post
    I sure will! The thing is I'm about to buy my first fly rod and I had been thinking 5-6 wt and 8-9 ft. So I might be bringing a knife to a gun fight!
    What are you looking at? TFO's? Yeah, that's a tough call and it depends on what you're after... If it's Bass and Carp I would lean more to the 6-7... but the 8 you can take with you south to the salt.... but, if you're going after trout then 4,5 or 6.... Man, tough decisions! haha

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    11,278
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Back on the Carp!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by KyTrkyHntr View Post
    What are you looking at? TFO's? Yeah, that's a tough call and it depends on what you're after... If it's Bass and Carp I would lean more to the 6-7... but the 8 you can take with you south to the salt.... but, if you're going after trout then 4,5 or 6.... Man, tough decisions! haha
    Yes the TFO's on Cabelas. Some of the combos look great and it seems I'll be spending up to $350 to get what I think I want. It gets confusing for sure!

    I use to catch redfish and trout on the grass flats in and around Mosquito Lagoon in Titusville but we used 7ft spinning rods and jigs or spoons. That would be an awesome stalk and fight with a fly rod!!

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Bowling Green, KY
    Posts
    146
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Back on the Carp!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DJD View Post
    Yes the TFO's on Cabelas. Some of the combos look great and it seems I'll be spending up to $350 to get what I think I want. It gets confusing for sure!

    I use to catch redfish and trout on the grass flats in and around Mosquito Lagoon in Titusville but we used 7ft spinning rods and jigs or spoons. That would be an awesome stalk and fight with a fly rod!!
    TFO has a great warranty and quick turn around if something happens.

    Can't beat Reds no matter what the equipment, but Reds on the fly is pretty awesome!

    Good luck with your search and be sure and give me a shout if you have any more questions or if you head south!!! We'll get on the BRL!!

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Smiths Grove, KY
    Posts
    9
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Back on the Carp!!!

    What patterns are you using and are you tying them yourself? Also have you noticed a change in the carp's behavior due to the milder spring Barren had and are the lower lake levels affecting your fishing?

    I really enjoy your pictures, the photography is excellent! It seems as if you're following all the "rules" for fishing photographs. It looks as if you're paying a lot of respect towards your catch as well. Thanks for all the posts!

Similar Threads

  1. CARP'N on the BRL in the KY.. Yo!!
    By KyTrkyHntr in forum Fly Fishing (General Discussion)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-03-2011, 08:24 AM
  2. carp on the fly
    By toppwater in forum Fly Fishing (General Discussion)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-29-2010, 09:44 PM
  3. Back to back casts on Istokpoga, FL.
    By jgevedon in forum Photos
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-12-2008, 07:03 AM
  4. Does everybody know about these carp?
    By Toney in forum Kentucky Discussion Board
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-03-2007, 03:50 PM
  5. Do you know about these Carp?
    By Toney in forum Tennessee Discussion Board
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-27-2007, 12:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •