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Hey guys!

I was out fishing today and I hooked into a MONSTER carp.  I had a neighbor take some pictures of the fish, and I then released it.  During this excitement, I forgot to weigh the fish.  I was going to get your estimate on weight and length of the fish.  The fish was caught on 6 lb test on bread.  It took me 10 minutes to get it to the bank.

Here are the pictures!

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Thanks!

-TF

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Thanks for the second opinion, Burley.  :)

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To give you a frame of reference, this one was 27", 8 lbs. on the nose.

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This one was 26", 7.5 lbs.

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They sure are, and they put up one heck of a fight!  I had to land this one with 6 lb test, and it was a challenge.

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Never realy got why people consider them a "trash" fish. I consider them a good game fish like most people in europe do. Im from california. They are a great fight and grow to huge sizes. A 20 pound carp is more common than a 10 pound bass im pretty sure.  My biggest carp ever was 34 inches. I caught him quite a while back on 10 pound test. I would post the picture but its on my dads computer. He put up a huge fight. The carp in your picture seems a bit longer and is probably just as fat as the carp in my avatar. Hes turned so his belly not faceing camera though. I would say your fish is about 9-10 pounds.

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around here they are considered a trash fish  i never understand why anyone would target them, ive actually hooked a carp in the mouth once on a luckycraft pointer,  after a couple minutes of fighting that thing i just cut the line   i didnt wanna deal with that thing at all,  it was during a tourney so i wasnt gonna waste my time with that sucker

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around here they are considered a trash fish i never understand why anyone would target them, ive actually hooked a carp in the mouth once on a luckycraft pointer, after a couple minutes of fighting that thing i just cut the line i didnt wanna deal with that thing at all, it was during a tourney so i wasnt gonna waste my time with that sucker

I definately would of dealt with him just to get my pointer back! :)

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This was the carp my daughter caught it was 10 lbs. 13 oz.

That carp is bigger then your daughter! :o

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If you hold your arm out further, towards the camera, it can weigh up to 14 lbs ;D :)

Yep, I was considering doing that  ;D

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My biggest common carp was 23lb on 15lb test, it was a great fish.

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a couple of weeks ago a guy at the lake i was fishing at caught this one. it was 12 lbs. he caught 3 in about 2 hours. they were all about this size. he was using grits/kool-aid bait.

in the same lake a different guy caught this catfish, it was huge! (yes the guy looks crazy lol)

what did i catch? a bunch of little *** catfish lol.. oh well :)

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