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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Carp Parts--Eyes

This is Part II in a series of posts on Carp parts.  

It is the winter; I choose not to Carp fish now and I feel very good about that.  It really helps me to savor the past year and to look forward to the coming season.  The waiting is good for my heart.  The soft Carp porn helps get me in the mood for next season.  Seriously.  The intensity of Carp fishing during the season is more enjoyable if I take things more slowly now. 

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.  


  1. Great pics, what kind of camera did you use?

    1. Thanks Kevin. I primarily use a Pentax Optio WG-1. There is a newer model available. I also have a Fujifilm S8000 that I take with me in my Zodiac. It is several years old but I still like it a lot.

  2. I'll have to look into those models. I have an Olympus W50 I think. It takes better photos underwater than it does on dry land. The photos are still nothing like what you have. The battery only lasts about 40min too.

  3. Nice Mr.P!

    I love that first carp's eye picture! My pet carp had me learn much about their sight, it is good. I wonder though, with age, if sight goes from perhaps #1 or 2 sense to one of the lesser used, just a question.