One of my goals is to land a 30 Lb carp in all lower 48 states and DC. I’ve now managed; Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire , In 2015 I added 2 more, Tennessee and Vermont,
My first serious session for the year in Tennessee finally gave up a 30, which I failed to catch on the previous 3 trips to the now famous Dale Hollow.
All my fish that week ( and there were several) was caught on CC Moore Live System 18mm boilies tipped with Ambush Yellow corn soaked in Betalin.
This fish was definitely a special one. Out of all the fish I’ve ever caught it ranks there at the top. Also verifies what a special place Dale Hollow is. If you haven’t fished this lake yet, you need to get there at some point. The great folks at Holly Creek Marina can help with rental Jon boats and massive pontoon boats to ferry you out and back.
Next on the list was a 30 on the nose from Vermont.
We truly struggled to get a few in the net. Since they weren’t cooperating I switched to a chod rig fished at range with a CC Moore Dairy Cream (Hi-Vis Pink) and felt very fortunate to get this one and scratch VT off the list.
I hope to scratch a few more off the list in 2016 and also want to wish everyone out there a great year of carp angling as well.