The Common Carp
What an under-rated Giant...
The lakes and ponds of Northern Illinois are just teaming with these powerful brutes. Next to muskies, these fish out-fight any fish I've caught. Bass, catfish, giant bluegills/redear don't come close to the raw power and determination of these bruisers.
These fish are from Pinckneyville City Lake, in southern Illinois.
My Mega Carp, 35 inches 28.8 pounds
More Details May 5 and 6, 2004
These fish are from Busse Woods, Shabbona, and Beck Lake.
This carp is 34 inches and weighed 20.2 pounds. June 15, 2001
This carp is 30 inches and weighed over 14 and a half pounds. June 15, 2001
30 inch CARP Shabbona Lake, March 19, 2006
29 inch, 9.5 pound May 23, 2003
These ones ranged from 5 to 8 pounds. June 7, 2002
3.1 pound ornamental goldfish. June 7, 2002