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Story 2001 First Carp in America

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My First Carp in America

 

When July 2001
Where Woburn, MA
Who All by myself...

 

 


The story

 

Here are the two guys who changed my life... I was having moderate fun catching sunfishes (bass were not cooperative this day) when I saw these guys come, chum with sweet corn, and after half an hour, catch this 10+ carp! What? There are carp in the US? And this seems real fun to catch! What am I doing with these scrappy sunfish and bass?

 

Interestingly enough, I never crossed the path of those two guys since then.

 
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So I tried myself the week-end after... I hooked a fish, but lost it. I tried again, until I caught this oh-so-wonderful fish, so surprised by my success that I really didn't know how to handle this whacker! 
 
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This was in July 2001, Horn Pond (Woburn, MA) and the rest is history.

 

Actually, I did catch quite a few carp when I was a teenager (in France, my homeland), but I don't have any picture of it. Anyway, July 2001 was a new beginning for me, after a carp-less time of roughly 20 years...

 

PS. to see more pics of first carp, check this thread on the CAG forum.

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