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I heard a guy tell me last night he was fishing the sartell D... and he claims he was catching 30-40 lb carp back to back...can anyone back this up? or does anyone know about the sartell D... ?

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I grew up in Sartell, fished the dam a lot, and my dad still spends quite a bit of time fishing at the dam. We've caught some pretty big carp down there, but nothing close to 40lb. I think the biggest I have seen was in the low 20's--and that's a pretty big fish! It is a great place to fish, though. Suckers and redhorse in the spring are usually tons of fun.

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Many species of fish tend to school with other fish of the same size. If you found a 40lb carp, I'm 99% positive there would be at least a couple more in the 25+ category.

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definately a possibility. i know the le homme dieu chain has many in the 30s. and a few in the 40s.

big waters have the best chance of growing big carp. but small waters have the possibility of big carp aswell.

if the water has alot of calcium, there will be alot of mussels. which help carp grow HUGE at an alarming rate. a carp in those types of waters will grow over 20lbs in no time, unless there is alot of competition for food

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I have taken 2 carp over 40 and a lot in the 30lbs range with my bow around southern mn/south metro. I know the commercial seiners see some huge fish each year.

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I wasnt saying it was "impossible" I was just asking if anyone has been to sartell to fish there?? Obviously i know that a 30-40 lb carp isn't unheard of...just wanted to know if its worth my time to go down there and fish.

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I have taken 2 carp over 40 and a lot in the 30lbs range with my bow around southern mn/south metro. I know the commercial seiners see some huge fish each year.

I've heard stories of some ridiculously huge carp caught by the seiners! Some are too huge to believe, but you know that there have to be multiple 50-70lbers that get caught not far from home.

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I wasnt saying it was "impossible" I was just asking if anyone has been to sartell to fish there?? Obviously i know that a 30-40 lb carp isn't unheard of...just wanted to know if its worth my time to go down there and fish.

the only way to really find out is to fish it wink

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It's just a fish story without photos! It's a possibility, but a lot of folks tend to overexaggerate. When you don't see a lot of big fish, a 20 pounder can become a 40 pounder pretty easily.

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but a lot of folks tend to overexaggerate.

Surely you jest laugh

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Originally Posted By: Ralph Wiggum
but a lot of folks tend to overexaggerate.

Surely you jest laugh

Tough to believe, I know crazy

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i live in st. cloud have fished the sartell time some not alot but some its pretty common to expect 25 to 30 lbers 40 lbs possible but not 1 after another On a side note seen some 40 lbers this last week shot out of the big pond.

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