A photo of Mark Merlin's catch

Caught By

Mark Merlin
9/7/2019 3:25:06 PM

What a great fight, no Largemouth fights like this did.

Catch Details

Common Carp
Lake Arthur

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Swim Jig
26.0 in.

Catch Conditions

Partly Cloudy/Partly Sunny
NNW at 3mph


    1. Mark Merlin 0
      Frank...yes...my drag was going off big time. He just wouldnt come to the surface. I was using a medium, 6'6" Rod. Loved every second of it.
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      It surprise the heck out of me when a carp gets aggressive like that. Did it strip your drag?
    3. Mark Merlin 1
      John we had a pond near our home where I grew up, filled with Carp. I loved catching them. Packed 2 Rods, Doughball and Corn and had a blast.
    4. John Horner 2
      That's awesome Mark. When we were kids we would make a big cherry or strawberry doughball and head down to the Monongahela River to fish just for carpet and ...more catfish. So many great fights, with so many big fish! Great memories.
    5. Mark Merlin 1
      I know, I casted under a tree and it was instant. This thing took me for a ride.
    6. Rick S 0
      Carp on a Swim Jig !! Good one!
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