Devin Angleberger, Youth Angler
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Posted on August 26, 2011 | Permalink
Location: Gambrill State Park
A couple weeks ago I saw about 4 or 5 Common Carp at Gambrill State Park (Rock Run Pond.) Later that week I managed to hook up with one there, 10 lbs 12 ounces, and 27 inches. I caught him on corn and oatmeal on the hair rig. He was a tough fight on 6lb test. But my question is, who puts the carp in; I know very well it could have been just other fisherman or was it the fisheries service? After a snapshot I released him. I also caught a few Largemouths under an overhanging bush, on a Yum 5' Dinger (Junebug.)
DNR's Response: Carp were widely distribution throughout Maryland and the country over 100 years ago, before the issues of invasive species was fully understood. The carp found in Gambrill State Park could have been placed there by fishermen and/or a government agency years ago, for more on carp go to our carp web page.