Holy carp! Green Lake 19Mar06

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  1. MauiJim

    MauiJim ka lawai'a

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    It was too nice to stay inside, so Donte and I paid a visit to our favorite urban aquifer to see if we could find any holdover stocked rainbows, or even a fat brown trout. Donte stayed nice and warm on his pontoon, and I hoped I wouldn't run into any of the fabled tiger muskies as I bobbed in my vulnerable little v-tube.

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    Donte fished his brand-new 4wt with a Battenkill Mid-Arbor- what a nice reel! Too bad Christmas is so far away... I fished my trusty 590-4LL, and brought along a 3wt rigged for chironomid fishing, if any were around. Full sinking lines and tandem flies were the order of the day as we slow-trolled woolly buggers and other standard lake fare.

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    My fly would hang up on the occasional rock or weed as we made our way toward the deeper parts of the lake; a quick pull would free them. After one of those quick pulls, the 'snag' pulled back!

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    It was heavy, and fought with big movements and head shakes, but stayed deep-- the poor LL was never made for such abuse. After four or five long minutes, wondering if my 6x would hold, I saw the scaly sides of the Green Loch monster...

    I made a lunge with the net, and got about as far as the beast's gill covers... and to think I had brought the 'big' net! My first Green Lake carp was a beauty, in some sense of the word.

    carp wrestlin'
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    The rest of the day brought sun, but no other fish. Can't wait until the spring lake opener...

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    Ahh, fly fishing in Seattle-- traffic on a Sunday afternoon. Have to take the bad with the good :thumb:
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    -Jim
     
  2. Awesome man! That carp was a truck.
     
  3. jami_wa

    jami_wa New Member

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    MauiJim,

    Nice story I really liked the pics along with it. That carp has one heck of a kisser haha. Glad you got to go out and have a good time as for me I'll live vicariously through the posts until I can get out on the water.:thumb:
     
  4. MauiJim

    MauiJim ka lawai'a

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    That's funny Josh, when Donte saw it he said 'Man, that thing's a TANK!' He was a bruiser for sure... and Jami, it was just a short trip but it was enough :thumb: go try some local lakes!
     
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    nice. Is that Kpump worth buying?
     
  6. MauiJim

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    Oh yes... that thing is effortless, and fast. That said, the one I use is my friend's! But it'll fill that big v-tube in under a minute... check out the WFF gear program, you can demo one, and even check out the new K-40 'two pumps in a pump.'
     
  7. Wayne Jordan

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    Nice Carp! I had a similar experience last year with one of those big boys in that same exact area.:thumb:
     
  8. XstreamAngler

    XstreamAngler ...has several mistresses.

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    Wait until they spawn, they look like torpedos being shot from one side of the lake to the other, stand on a casting platform 100 yards in front of the path of the oncoming wakes and you can get em good!

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    No Stripe down the back and bragging rights till the next time out!!! life is good

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  10. cabezon

    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    You know you have a big fish when you're first thought on seeing the fish is "Oh man, I should have brought a bigger net!!" Its like fishing for searun cutthroat on the Cowlitz and hooking a steelhead instead. Sweet fish and sounds like a nice way to spend a sunny day.

    Steve
     
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    Very cool pictures!!
     
  12. seatownbrock

    seatownbrock Still in the 206.....

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    I think we should have a WFF Urban fishing get together one of these nice spring weekend mornings....
    If we don't catch anything we can at least enjoy some of the jogging path scenery.... :cool:
    I have lived in Seattle for nearly 10 years but never fished it. Something about hauling my tube down to the lake in waders with so many hot chicks around that has me freaked out!
    Anyone else in?
     
  13. NorthernExposure

    NorthernExposure not bad for a yankee

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    I've been reading that the state has been planning to net out all the carp in G.L. due to the fact carp disturb some aluminum sulfate the WDFW are laying on the bottom to get rid of algae. Don't carp eat the algae? Am i confused? Also, does anyone have consistent experience with the carp in GL or is it usually a sort of a suprise fish? ~ Steve
     
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    I'm in for a morning outing. Weekend or preferably weekday will work!:thumb:
     
  15. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    I could be game, give me a chance to try again for those pesky Tiger Muskies...
     

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