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Montreal's best shore fishing spots

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Summer time carp in the St Lawrence River

We headed carping again, we took a new friend along who we met the week earlier on our Giles lake trip. We wanted to try our carp spot after hearing of the great success we usually have there. We got out there around 11:00 AM. My spod snapped off on the first cast, but fortunately for us (unfortunately for the environment), many people leave there empty water bottles and styrofoam worm containers on the shore, so I made a new one on the spot. I "spodded" the entire area we fish quite well, It took about 1- 1.5 hours for the carp to get in and start feeding well. I landed the first carp, I weighing in at 18 Lbs, most of them after that kept getting smaller, by the end of the day we were catching "tiny" 7-8 lb carps. For the first time this season, the fish snapped some of our rigs, quite strange as mine are 30 lb Fireline, Jimmy's were 14 Lb. Our new friend Howard didn't mange any carp on his specialize equipment he received from a British friend of his, my guess is that his 4 OZ sinker was way too heavy, and tied too close to his "hair rig".

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