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Joined: 06:56pm - Jul 11,12
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Post Posted: 10:11am - Nov 27,14 
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Brian and I got out on the canal for a few hours yesterday morning. Last time I went fishing in this weather I didn't catch anything so I wasn't expecting a lot. We set up in our normal spot. I caught the first fish of the day after about an hour and a half. It was a chunky 6 pounder. I can't say I recommend holding a fish that came out of near freezing water with bare hands in below freezing air temperatures. Awhile later I got anther fish but it got off soon after I hooked it. About 10 minutes before we were about to leave Brian started getting bites. He got a good take and brought in a 4.5 pounder. We decided we were too cold to keep fishing and left.
My 6lb carp:
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Brians 4.5lb carp:
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Joined: 08:07am - Sep 14,09
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Post Posted: 01:17pm - Nov 27,14 
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Nice catch guys......anything is good this time of year.

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Joined: 06:50pm - Jun 18,11
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Post Posted: 10:08am - Nov 28,14 
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Is that a mat for the fish? You guys are awesome.

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Joined: 12:03pm - May 9,06
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Location: Lake County

Post Posted: 10:41am - Nov 28,14 
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Nice job, keep it up! A little tip for cold weather fishing, bring a rag to dry your hands off on. It makes a huge difference!

I like the net :allah

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Post Posted: 10:59am - Nov 28,14 
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Handler wrote:
Is that a mat for the fish? You guys are awesome.

Yup, the fish don't hurt themselves on the rocky ground and keeps them from getting covered in dirt so they look nice and clean for the picture.
Thanks again for the positive feedback guys, it really means a lot.

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Joined: 04:07pm - Nov 17,13
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Location: Chicago

Post Posted: 02:51pm - Nov 29,14 
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Nice job taking care of the fish.

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Joined: 04:10pm - Dec 26,07
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Location: Tinley Park

Post Posted: 06:09pm - Nov 29,14 
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No doubt you Guys are entertaining and the knowledge you share catching those Wiley Carp is second to none. Keep those Posts coming. I think you guys are on to something. :rotflmao :thanks

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Chitown-Angler

Joined: 09:52am - Nov 28,14
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Location: illinois

Post Posted: 09:04pm - Nov 29,14 
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hey just joined up what are u guys catching them pigs on? I like to bow fish em but have only hooked into like 3 or 4 on a rod and reel.

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Post Posted: 03:55pm - Nov 30,14 
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fishinfiend wrote:
hey just joined up what are u guys catching them pigs on? I like to bow fish em but have only hooked into like 3 or 4 on a rod and reel.

Corn is without a doubt the best carp bait you can use. I've tried commericially made carp baits, worms, and bread, but none of them have produced better than sweet corn. I add a packet of cherry jello powder to the corn to give it extra scent, it really makes a difference.
Never understood the hype about bowfishing, seems a lot more fun to catch a fish on a rod and reel.

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