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    Lost and Found Carp

    Fish Stories CoreyModich writes "A year ago my father and I went on a fishing trip to Lakeville Lake (it has master angler size carp, rock bass, and crappie). My mother had brought a little kid she was baby-sitting named Tommy. My father had put his ($200) fly rod on the dock to put a worm on my mothers line.

    I saw the rod get dragged into the water by a carp then I heard Tommy say, Mr., Modich your rod went into the water. My father was pretty upset. I decided to jump in the water I began my search for the rod after a little I heard my father say, Corey, please come out of the water now. Just a minute, I had replied. Talk about luck I felt my foot hit the rod I immediately picked up the rod and the carp was still attached. I felt tension and the carp is still on!!! It pretty much tired itself out since the rod got stuck in the mud. I reeled it in it was 28 inches and probably 12-15 pounds (may be an exaggeration). I remember it as if it were yesterday. Hopefully there will be many more stories we can tell.

    We Should've Learned from this Incident

    Well a couple years or a year before the carp/fly rod incident we were at Lakeville at same dock. My father had my 9 ft salmon (carp) rod out on the dock he got up to probably put a worm on another line or get a drink and you will not believe what happened next...

    A carp had pulled the rod off the dock! The rod itself probably weighs 15-20 pound and more with the reel. I jumped into the water and I was searching and I couldn't find the rod. So my father got my great uncle's 12 foot jonbote and started paddling out into the lake. I was pretty upset over the matter since the rod was the strongest rod we had. My father got out to probably 100-150 feet from shore (may have been more) and he jumped in the water (we had serious doubts we would ever see the rod again) the water was over his head and I watched. After awhile he uncovered the rod, unfortunately the carp had broken off. I am pretty suprised that we did not prevent the fly rod from being dragged out in the following year(s). Hopefully we will bring some more stories here soon. We plan to go to Harson's Island soon for bronzebacks and carp if anyone has any information for us that'd be great thanks.


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