Monday, January 7, 2013

Ringing In the New Year

First, some context - My final carp of 2012 was a 22lber caught blind casting an Olive McLuvin a couple of days before Christmas.  This was only the second 20+ pound carp (out of over 130) I have caught in the South Platte and the first was caught over a year and a half ago!

Conclusion:  Either I suck or carp over 20lbs are pretty rare in our river.

In a crazy turn of events my first carp of 2013 was also a 22lb carp caught sight fishing a Rust McLuvin a couple of days after the new year. 

Conclusion:  Either I suddenly no longer suck or it is time to buy lotto tickets.  ASAP!

Look at the Tail on that Thing!

24 comments:

  1. Seriously jealous. Two awesome fish in a row...keep it rolling!

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    1. Keeping it rolling would be pretty amazing. A little more amazing than I think I will hope for. I will be just happy to not get my arse handed to me like last January and this is certainly a spectacular start!

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  2. That awesome Trevor... I bet your heart was racing when you were sight casting to the second one.

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    1. At first I was too focused for my heart to be racing. Now, on the second retake when I finally hooked it my heart was ready to explode. I had to work this fish, he kept trying to vacuum the fly from unreasonable distances and I set dry on this fish thinking it had pulled off a long distance eat twice.

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  3. I'm really interested in this fishing blind for carp!! How did you spot the take. I find this the MOST difficult aspect of blind fishing Trevor? I did watch a Youtube clip of some guys fishing the rivers with indicators, did this work for you? Please tell.

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    1. Richard - When I do fish blind I am working strictly off of feel, no indicator for me usually. Maintaining contact with the fly while maintaining a slow swim is the key in the winter and easier said than done.

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    1. All down hill from here or just headed for the best year ever?

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    1. Well, I have to admit that the supersticious side of me is pretty dead-set on not changing out that line about now.

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  7. Way to go McTage!

    Envious of your waters. You and the DSP are like older and younger brother, get along most of the time, know how to goat the other, and simply fail to understand at times. You're the older brother I think.

    Gregg

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    1. In that case I just hope that little bro doesnt rise up and put the smack down on me for getting cocky. I never had a brother, seems like the kindof thing they are wont to do.

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  8. Nice! The fish just couldn't resist some mcluvin'. And uh... stay away from the lotto tickets :-)

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    1. Oh the sweet sweet allure of some McLuvin. Hard to resist.

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  9. That fish is a beauty! I caught the pic on the CarpPro Facebook page and was looking forward for a new post here with the details. Congrats on an awesome start to the year.

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    1. Details are admittedly light, sorry about that Mike. I have been sick and writing details is excruciating when you are sick. I caught it with a Rust McLuvin to a tailing fish. I saw nothing until about 2:00PM and that is when I saw this feeding fish and a few others. On this fish it ended up trying to suck the fly several times from too far away before I managed to line everything up and get a positive hook-set.

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