I was fishing in a farm pond for bass; I drifted into a bay and noticed some weeds were uprooted. I thought that was a little unusual until I saw a grass carp. I flipped my bait out in front of the fish and he moved off. I went on with my bass fishing. A few casts later I had a hit and missed the fish but immediately got a solid strike. My line moved off quickly and the whole bay erupted with spooked grass carp. After about 15 minutes I was able to land the fish. It was not only my biggest grass carp, but my biggest fish ever.
Species: Carp (Common or Grass)
Date Caught: 09/14/2012
Kept / Released: Kept
Region of Catch: Region 1
Length: 45 inches
Lure / Bait used: Lure | watermelon/pearl 5″ (broken down to 3″) Yum Dinger