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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Carp on Minnow + monster chub in Southern Ontario


July 12 2007 We returned to the St Lawrence in Ontario after trying out the boat I want to buy, figured a couple hours of carping couldn't hurt. Turns out that the carp seemed to have moved off the spot where they are usually more abundant, we hooked a couple, one of them actually took a minnow that I had, as the carping was so slow I had set up the rod for pike with a big minnow on a 2/0 hook and steel leader. I guess weirder things have happened, although I thought I had a trophy pike on until I saw the carp, which turned out to be in the 12 lb range. I also caught a few bullheads, it seems they might be the culprits that keep eating off the corn I use for carp bait, which probably doesn't help the poor carping situation either. I somehow managed to catch a "huge" minnow chub or some kind of sucker, close to 2 lbs, I'm not 100% sure what it was...

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