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Lake UpChurch 26th Apr 2014

Post  07_hemi_thunderroad on Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:37 am

Yesterday, I went out on the water with Jonathan Grady in search for more Kayak War points. The weather was really nice and the wind wasn't blowing to bad! We hit the water at 8am and fished until 3:30 pm. We wanted to focus on catching Carp, Crappie, Bream and bass. The water level of the lake was down by 3 feet and that really changed where we were targeting fish. Jonathan's wife made us a GREAT carp bait and it was killer! I was getting hits on every cast! WIth in my first 5 minutes on the water I landed a nice 17 inch carp


the carp bite today was very fast! they would bite and take the bait with in 15 to 20 seconds of the bait hitting the water. After fishing for carp for a couple of minutes we decided to check out a new crappie spot so we changed out rods and I started to tight line some minnows. I picked up 2 small crappie in 15 feet of water. we then headed for the dam. We could see carp jumping all over the lake! We wanted to try to see if we could pull some carp out of the grass lines in the coves. As we pulled into the cove we saw some carp jumping but we didn't get any bites. We fished there for about an hour and I had a really good feeling that the carp were on the other side of the lake under the docks. We pulled up anchor and started fishing for the carp about 2 feet  in front of the docks. And then it was ON! WE FOUND ANOTHER HONEY HOLE FULL OF CARP! On all most every cast we were hooking up with a nice carp! Here are some pics of the carp form the new honey hole!





We pull over 20 really nice fish from the new honey hole together! And I can tell you if you have never fished for carp they are a great fighting fish and a lot of fun! We then wanted to head back to the spot we started at and try for to see if we could find more carp. I hooked into my biggest carp of the day and broke me off! Shocked He was pulling so hard that I couldn't even turn his head! I put a new leader and hook on and on the next cast landed a nice 17.5 inch carp



The totals for the day for me was I ended with 2 crappie, 14 carp and 3 bream. 8 carp we for points for wars. I know Jonathan ended with 10 carp for points and landed some crappie, warmouths and bream. I had a great time out on the water and look forward to my next adventure at Lake Upchurch!
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Re: Lake UpChurch 26th Apr 2014

Post  Snagged on Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:44 am

Really got my interest in carp going.  I might take a ride out there next weekend if the weather holds out.
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Re: Lake UpChurch 26th Apr 2014

Post  Luni on Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:14 am

Carp and bass trip on Saturday?  I've got a pretty good idea where they're holding on the creek side.  Bring a heavy stick with a winch on it.
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Re: Lake UpChurch 26th Apr 2014

Post  07_hemi_thunderroad on Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:21 pm

I wish I could go this weekend but I have plans with the family on Saturday and I am going to be out of town for 2 weeks flying to Mississippi on Sunday the 4th and coming back on the 15th! I am going to be planning on fishing the lake when I get back! Snagged I will let you know!
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Re: Lake UpChurch 26th Apr 2014

Post  Snagged on Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:29 pm

Where ya headed to in MS?  That's my home state.
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Re: Lake UpChurch 26th Apr 2014

Post  Snagged on Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:23 pm

I've got a general idea for baits, but what sorta rigs are you guys using for the carp?  Do you just anchor up and toss a line out?
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Re: Lake UpChurch 26th Apr 2014

Post  Deepblu505 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:47 pm

Nice job Rob, I will have to get out there one of these days.
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Re: Lake UpChurch 26th Apr 2014

Post  Luni on Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:55 am

Snagged wrote:I've got a general idea for baits, but what sorta rigs are you guys using for the carp?  Do you just anchor up and toss a line out?

After bending out light wire bait holders and snapping 8lbs flouro leader I wound up tying off my wacky rig finesse hooks directly to 10lbs braid main line on a Med/Fast spinning rod.  Pack down a tight bread ball on the hook and toss it into some active carp and hold on.  No bobber, no weight, just let it sink.  If they see it, it'll get drilled on the fall.  If not pick it up off the bottom a couple times, reel in, and try again.  It's unbelievable to go from a very light finesse presentation like a weightless bread ball to having every bit of a 20" carp trying to pull the rod out of your hand.
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Re: Lake UpChurch 26th Apr 2014

Post  Deepblu505 on Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:36 pm

Looking at the weather I think I will head over there Friday and see if I can seduce some of those carp with some flies. So .....Anyone want to give up a good spot to look for them on Upchurch?What a Face
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Re: Lake UpChurch 26th Apr 2014

Post  07_hemi_thunderroad on Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:45 pm

Deepblu505 wrote:Looking at the weather I think I will head over there Friday and see if I can seduce some of those carp with some flies. So .....Anyone want to give up a good spot to look for them on Upchurch?What a Face


Eddie I will try to join you! I am planning on taking the day off work!

Chris I am going to be in the Hattiesburg, MS area.
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Re: Lake UpChurch 26th Apr 2014

Post  Deepblu505 on Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:14 pm

Cool Rob were they hitting in the morning or later when it warmed up some?
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