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Joined: 06:56pm - Jul 11,12
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Post Posted: 10:11pm - Jul 6,14 
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Got out carp fishing on the Sanitary Canal again today. Been going there a lot 'cuz the carp bite has been pretty hot lately. I haven't been bass fishing in over a month. So in my last post I mentioned that one of the carp broke my friends net. He got a new one and now he's gonna need another new one again. First fish of the day was a 16 pounder. It was the biggest fish of the day (and my new personal best) but it fought the least. We got it in the net and as soon as we lifted it out of the water the handle snapped. Luckily we were still able to land fish in it but it was the first fish ever to be in the net. After that I got two more fish and my friend got 3. His biggest was 11lbs. His total weight for the day was 27lbs and mine was 32.5lbs. All fish caught on hair rig/method feeder setup using corn as bait.
Here's my 16 pounder:
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10 pounder:
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6.5 pounder:
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My friends 11 pounder:
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And here's the broken net:
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Post Posted: 10:23pm - Jul 6,14 
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You are catching some real hogs, good job guys.

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Post Posted: 05:52am - Jul 7,14 
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Try not to lift the net straight up in the air there to much stress on the handle. Nice fish looks fun.

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Post Posted: 10:10am - Jul 7,14 
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Well done, do you have a picture of the method feeder you use? thanks

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Post Posted: 02:12pm - Jul 7,14 
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thewatsonator wrote:
Well done, do you have a picture of the method feeder you use? thanks

This is just a picture I pulled off of google but I use the same style
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Post Posted: 03:13pm - Jul 7,14 
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Verycool. Thanks!

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Post Posted: 05:15pm - Jul 7,14 
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Nice work guys. No wonder your not doing any Bass fishing. Your too tired from catching those huge Bugle Lips.

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Post Posted: 09:23pm - Jul 17,14 
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Awesome report! This brought me back 20 + years when a buddy and I would fish the canal with hair jigs and pull out absolute pig carp like the ones you guys have. On top of that I broke my buddies scale trying to weigh them so I feel your pain. Lots of fun out there and I think they grow the carp biggest on the canal. Thanks for sharing.

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Post Posted: 11:51pm - Jul 17,14 
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How does this feeder method work? Ive never carp fished, but the ones ive caught on accident have been very fun to say the least and I wouldnt mind trying to target them as I know a few places that hold big ones.

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Post Posted: 10:05pm - Jul 18,14 
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sturgeonchaser wrote:
How does this feeder method work? Ive never carp fished, but the ones ive caught on accident have been very fun to say the least and I wouldnt mind trying to target them as I know a few places that hold big ones.

In my last post in the "Around Chitown" sub forum I explained it. The thread is called "Great Day Carp Fishing"

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Post Posted: 05:51pm - Jul 23,14 
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I've had bad luck with Frabill nets. They're pretty cheaply made. The last instance I had was up in Eagle River. The FIRST time my buddy unfolded his net, the screw assembly came apart and fell into the bottom of the boat! Of course, this was on a 6 pound trophy smallmouth! I will not buy a Frabill product again - ever.

Beckman makes a superior net. That's what I use for musky fishing. I've had the same one for years and it's still like brand new after landing dozens of muskies.

That being said, a net should not snap like that. Send it back to Frabill, tell them what happened, and I would think they will send you a new one.

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