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Old 03-09-2016, 08:07 AM   #1
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Yesterday I decided to hit one of my honey holes that I have fished for the last few years. It's a 10 acre pond. I have caught a lot of nice bass and ALOT between 5-10 lbs. Yesterday I was just gonna crappie fish but ended up catching more than just crappie. Caught one bass weighing 7 lbs 3 oz and a huge grass carp. Fighting these on a spinning reel with 4 lb line and a small crappie jig was fun. Ended up catching a lot of crappie and a few big crappie as well.
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:12 AM   #2
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Looks like a fun day with some hongry feesh!
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:12 AM   #3
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Very nice!
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:15 AM   #4
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:15 AM   #5
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Looks like lots of fun!
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:26 AM   #6
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I caught a 4.78 bass on a crappie jig last year and finally landed it.
Couldn't imagine a 7 pounder. Good fish!
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:37 AM   #7
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I caught a 4.78 bass on a crappie jig last year and finally landed it.
Couldn't imagine a 7 pounder. Good fish!
It took me 5 min for the bass and almost 20 min for the carp lol
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:39 AM   #8
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Sounds like a blast. I know more crappie fisherman that catch huge bass...... Big bass are seemed to be suckers for easy meals.
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:43 AM   #9
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Once I caught and landed a 16 pound flat head on a crappie rig, it was a blast!

Nice fish
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:44 AM   #10
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I am jealous, not of the fish, but of you having a private place to fish.
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:47 AM   #11
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When I lived on the Guadalupe River/Lake Placid, used to fish for both the ordinary carp and the grass carp. Those grass carp are fighters. Neighbor caught one that weighed 24.8 lbs! Biggest I caught was 12-13 lbs or so. They fight so long and hard that you have to resuscitate them or they turn belly up and float away.

I am planning to go check game cam pics today at one of my hog-hunting spots and will do a turn around the tank while there--hopefully to catch a few bass and crappie myself!
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:48 AM   #12
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Very nice...
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:49 AM   #13
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I am jealous, not of the fish, but of you having a private place to fish.
Ya I'm very blessed to have this place and it produces great fish
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:51 AM   #14
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My 9 lbs 9 oz from the pond last week
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:52 AM   #15
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When I lived on the Guadalupe River/Lake Placid, used to fish for both the ordinary carp and the grass carp. Those grass carp are fighters. Neighbor caught one that weighed 24.8 lbs! Biggest I caught was 12-13 lbs or so. They fight so long and hard that you have to resuscitate them or they turn belly up and float away.

I am planning to go check game cam pics today at one of my hog-hunting spots and will do a turn around the tank while there--hopefully to catch a few bass and crappie myself!
The carp weighed 13 lbs 10 oz...I could imagine a 24 pounder lol
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:54 AM   #16
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WOW NICE fish, and good eating with crappie!
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:05 AM   #17
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:20 AM   #18
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:22 AM   #19
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Wow you are hauling out some giants. Is this a new development? Did you put the grass carp back?

We put some grass carp in one of our big ponds and the bass have all but disappeared. The pond is nice and clean but very few bass. And every now and then somebody will catch one of the carp.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:26 AM   #20
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Great pics of some awesome fish.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:40 AM   #21
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Wow you are hauling out some giants. Is this a new development? Did you put the grass carp back?

We put some grass carp in one of our big ponds and the bass have all but disappeared. The pond is nice and clean but very few bass. And every now and then somebody will catch one of the carp.
The development has been around for a few years but still growing. I'm the only person that has permission to fish it so it's nice to have it to myself. I catch and release everything except crappie because that's what the owners want. They said they put 15 of the carps in the pond when they first built it and they don't reproduce so the number of carps is the same. I have been working with the biologist in hopes to catch the ShareLunker he has been wanting to produce.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:47 AM   #22
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15!! We put two in our 4 acre lake and they ate everything. Granted, now they are over 30 lbs each but I'd bet 15 good sized grass carp will clean out a 10 acre lake in no time. Meaning all those nice big bass will go away along with the crappie if it ends up like our pond. I could totally be wrong but 15 sounds like too many. Just the same, congrats to you on the big bass. Nothing like that for sure. I see that you are in Mesquite. We are neighbors then.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:35 AM   #23
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Sac a lait success for sure, congrats on the great mess of fish.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:48 AM   #24
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15!! We put two in our 4 acre lake and they ate everything. Granted, now they are over 30 lbs each but I'd bet 15 good sized grass carp will clean out a 10 acre lake in no time. Meaning all those nice big bass will go away along with the crappie if it ends up like our pond. I could totally be wrong but 15 sounds like too many. Just the same, congrats to you on the big bass. Nothing like that for sure. I see that you are in Mesquite. We are neighbors then.
They haven't seem to ever hurt the fishing and they have one of the best wildlife biologist in charge of the pond and he knows what he's doing.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:50 AM   #25
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Bet that was fun. Very nice!
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:34 PM   #26
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Wow! What a Honey Hole.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:54 PM   #27
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:01 PM   #28
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Hey friend! if you ever want any company, Id be happy to go hahaha I'm just down the road if you're in Mesquite.



Congrats on the quality fish, I'm jealous!
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:44 PM   #29
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Hey friend! if you ever want any company, Id be happy to go hahaha I'm just down the road if you're in Mesquite.



Congrats on the quality fish, I'm jealous!
Lol I could always us company but it's about 45 min from mesquite
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:46 PM   #30
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Which direction? Im technically in plano haha My rods are always loaded up. Shoot me a PM if you go on the weekends or on Tuesdays.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:50 PM   #31
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that carp had to be a blast on ultra light tackle.
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Old 03-09-2016, 11:15 PM   #32
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The biologists has to being doing a good job. Every one of those fish look as healthy as any I have ever seen. Congrats on having a terrific honeyhole.
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