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Posted on May 15, 2012 | Permalink

Caught a Nice Carp on the Potomac

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Potomac River Dam No. 5

We headed to Dam No. 5, which I think is the best dam fishing spot in Maryland just because of the amount of space the fish have there, it's huge. After catching a nice channel on hotdog as cutbait, I landed a nice 26 inch common carp which put up a nice fight. 10 minutes later, zmmmmmmmmmmm…there goes my Peen Fierce reel screaming. This fish was big. It could've been anything, but it was fighting like a huge carp. I adjusted my drag to the tightest, anymore and the line would have snapped. I couldn't stop him, he just kept going until he broke me off.

Tackle: Heavy stuff, 20lb PowerPro braid with a heavy saltwater setup if you expect to land a giant carp. As far as rigs, the slip rig is a great one, with a number 4 SSW Owner hook. Corn is the bait to use, or doughballs.

Tags: common carp, channel catfish