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12.5 lb. Common Carp caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 04/19/12

Posted by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle Expert Member over 7 years ago

12.5 lb. Common Carp caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 04/19/12
30.0" / 12.5 lb. Common Carp caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing on Thursday April 19, 2012 at 20:00 near Walled Lake in Oakland County, Michigan (MI), United States North America using a 1/16 Oz Marabou jig by Weldon tackle a Worm

Again drop-shotting a small marabou jig, black, with redworms looking for sunfish - water temp 60F. Only had one hit all night, this 30 inch common carp. It took about 15-20 minutes to bring in on my 10 foot UL steelehead rod.

Looked up in the regulations that C&R certificate is given for 30 inch carp. I will be printing out and sendin in to MI DNR.

It is late, but I wanted to upload befroe going to bed. I'll add more info tomorrow when I get home form work.

Just checked a table of expected weights by length of fihs on the MI DNR website. It puts this fish at about 12.5 pounds. Since it is pre-spawn it may weigh a bit more, but for tonight I will call it that - which puts it as the heaviest fish I have caught to date.

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Steve Drago

That weight is pretty spot on. I caught one that was 32.0" / 13.0 lb. and i weighed it myself.

nice job!

Posted by Steve Drago Expert Member over 7 years ago

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