Carp on a fly-rod popper

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Bob J
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Carp on a fly-rod popper

Post by Bob J » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:32 pm

Was throwing a popper last night on Deal Lake and wound up catching a heavy carp. Was like catching a cross between a striper and an albie, bull dogging and some knuckle busting runs. Great fun - have never done that before. There was a squirrel nearby eating some berrIes on an overhanging tree...I'm assuming this is what had the carp looking up but still, I was pretty amazed to see that carp surface after a few runs where I thought I had hooked one of the lakes long lost muskies.

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Re: Carp on a fly-rod popper

Post by garden hackle » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:30 pm

Bob J wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:32 pm
Was throwing a popper last night on Deal Lake and wound up catching a heavy carp. Was like catching a cross between a striper and an albie, bull dogging and some knuckle busting runs. Great fun - have never done that before. There was a squirrel nearby eating some berrIes on an overhanging tree...I'm assuming this is what had the carp looking up but still, I was pretty amazed to see that carp surface after a few runs where I thought I had hooked one of the lakes long lost muskies.
Was it a mulberry tree? They are beginning to drop and carp love mulberries.

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Re: Carp on a fly-rod popper

Post by Bob J » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:16 am

I don't think so. The berries were much smaller, but I have to think those berries lured the carp to the area. Have to thank the squirrel for an assist!

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Re: Carp on a fly-rod popper

Post by Twism86 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:48 pm

Carp are an amazing fish to catch that are overlooked all the time! And yes, they love berries, especially mulberry.
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Re: Carp on a fly-rod popper

Post by cappy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:29 am

Carp are bulldogs, dam strong fighters. They can be caught with fly gear using egg patterns. Y2K from Lively Legz works great.

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