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frydaddy

battle royale on the zumbro

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We went crappie fishing on lake Zumbro last night. We did ok, found some fish but not as good as Sunday. Seemed like the fish were a little deeper today and not so much stuck on structure.

About 20 minutes into fishing my buddy Josh hooked into something that definately wasn't a crappie. 4 lb test and an ultralight pole. This fish wasn't happy about being hooked and took a TON of line out to deep water....at least 60 yards.....we ended up pulling up anchor and tracking it down and got it to the boat about 30 minutes later. Big carp. No net. we got it to the side and I gilled it and got it in the boat. 33 inches! A couple quick photos and it was released!

Fun Fun.

Keep fishing.

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Someone also learned the lesson about having extra batteries for his camera....didn't he frydaddy? Thanks to modern technology, a few cell phone pictures were able to show that it really happened. Was a lot of fun with the ultralight I built last spring. Doubt it will ever be bent that much again.

-Penguin

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Man that's a monster carp for the 4# UL gear. I'd give it 12-15lbs.

Those carp screaming runs are incredible. Fun Stuff

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Holy balls. That must have been FUN! Good work and great patience on that one.

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Has anyone noticed if the carp have started to spawn out there yet? Or if they are at least swimming around in the shallows. I want to do some bowfishing. grin.gif

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muskylover9,

This one was caught on the high banks area. We latched into another one a while later but that one snapped the line on the trolling motor. Maybe 5 feet off of shore tops is where both of them hit. Possibly earlier in the day when the sun is hitting that side of the lake they would be spotable and bow huntable.

-Penguin

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