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i went back out again today. right when i got down there i seen a good 8lb fish feeding 25 feet away. i rigged up and was about to cast to the fish when i noticed a big tail break he surface down the shoreline from the fish. i snuck a little closer and casted to the fish that was feeding in some mucky leaves and branches about 15 feet from shore. this fish was much bigger than what i have been fishing. i pitched to the fish. and almost immediatly i hooked up to the fish.

i fought her for about 15 minutes before landing her!

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it was a while before the fish started coming back in. but eventually i hooked up with another good fish!

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about 50 feet away (exactly where the bigger one came from) some fish were still feeding. so i released her and stalked toward the other fish. i pitched to the biggest of the bunch. and she turned away. i recasted, she came toward it slowly then turned away again. i re pitched it again. she came up and stopped right by the bait before hesitantly sucking it up. FISH ON!

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then fishing slowed again. the wind picked up a bit, and it got colder and my camera started dying. but i kept fishing. eventually landing 2 more fish before packing up to go home

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Good job Jake and nice pics. A few more days and I can get out and after some open water carp and suckers.

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thanks. today is me and my girlfriends anniversary, so i wont be out tonight. but tomorrow i am taking her down there fishing with me

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You make me want to get out there and start fishing....What type of bait were you using if you don't mind me asking??

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Great job carpmanjake!! Nice fish. Im sure that it was quite a rush when you had fish on...

Just wondering carpmanjake... Do you smoke your catch or something like that or release them... Just wondering. I am thinking that I would like to try bow fishing some carp sometime.

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Great job carpmanjake!! Nice fish. Im sure that it was quite a rush when you had fish on...

Just wondering carpmanjake... Do you smoke your catch or something like that or release them... Just wondering. I am thinking that I would like to try bow fishing some carp sometime.

anything below 10lbs are good smoked. any bigger they get weird tasting

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You make me want to get out there and start fishing....What type of bait were you using if you don't mind me asking??

waxworm on a jig

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so are you just using a waxie on a jig thats sitting on the bottom? i hope to go out and carp fish for the first time this year tomorrow

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i might go out tmo off shore also for some carp.. see if i can find some worms in the ground..i tryed tonight but got cold after 20 min

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only a waxworm?!?

yep. actually a few lol. but carp are looking for food containing alot of protien. and waxworms are a great source of it. making it a great bait

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so are you just using a waxie on a jig thats sitting on the bottom? i hope to go out and carp fish for the first time this year tomorrow

im sight fishing for them. if you arent sightfishing use a running rig or a split shot rig. and fill the hook with waxies

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thanks a lot, you seem to be the king of this forum right now lol

what grade are ya in, im a junior at anoka...we should get together sometime

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thanks a lot, you seem to be the king of this forum right now lol

what grade are ya in, im a junior at anoka...we should get together sometime

im a junior in alexandria. that sounds good. im always willing to take people out fishing

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