My Biggest Fish Ever

My Biggest Fish Ever
grass carp


Robert Esbensen

Palatine Illinois

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

Weight: 35

Lure / Bait used: Lure | watermelon/pearl 5" (broken down to 3") Yum Dinger

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