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.

35 in 33 in33 in 32 in

 My Mega Carp, 35 inches 28.8 pounds

More Details May 5 and 6, 2004

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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


  June 11, 2002