Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I called this Carp "Tommy Two-Tone". He had the most interesting scale coloration of any Carp I have caught.
Nice scales on a fat Common
Taking the "long view"
Love the Mirrors
Their scales are so unique.
I understand this scale pattern on a Common makes it referred to as a Muddler.
Is it summer yet?!!
Up close the rays on the scales were very visible. What a cool animal!
A one scale Mirror.
I bet he bragged to his friends about his scale.
Summer will be here soon.
I have a post I am going to do on "dead ones". These next two pictures show the scales from a dead fish very well. There was so little left from this Carp.
Back to play with his friends
Three Commons with different color scales
Such a cool Mirror!
A stomach with a handle on it.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A face that only a mother could love? I don't think so! Anyone could love these faces.
An early season Carp
Fell for the Carrot
A stillwater fish
A gorgeous day on the Columbia. The sun was shining and so was this Carp's face.
A day on the Columbia that wasn't windy. (That's not normal.)
A reservoir Carp
Early season on the river
A windy day on Banks Lake
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
This is Part II in a series of posts on Carp parts.
The "Carp Parts" series is a celebration of these magnificent game fish!
Proportionate to the size of its head this Carp had the largest eyes I had ever seen. I left the Carp Lodge for just an hour or two of fishing and was traveling very light. I didn't have a camera. I wouldn't have cared about taking a picture of this fish at all except its eyes were so darn big. I took the pictures with my phone.
This is one of my favorite Carp pictures.
I intentionally took this picture with the weed blocking the Carp's eye.
I don't catch a lot of Carp every session but I caught a bunch of them this day.
Another favorite picture
This fish looked grumpy when I got him in and he looks grumpy in the picture.
There is a wave coming in on this Carp.
This Carp had no left eye. Here is his story.
A stillwater Carp
A muddy water Carp
I don't think these Carp were as happy to see me as I was to see them.
Not cropped--just a very close exposure.