Hit the ice on the Big Eau Pleine Reservoir in Wisconsin to try to catch a few walleye before dark. We did manage to catch a few and I ended up hooking into a fish that I thought was going to be a 10#+ walleye. Head shakes, peeling out drag, and finally got it close to the hole and here it was a huge carp. I had tried to target carp while ice fishing multiple times last winter and did not have any success. Tried corn on tip ups and small jigs with wax worms but did not even get a bite. It sure was a fun fight but there was definitely some disappointment when it wasn't a 10# walleye like I thought. First time I had ever caught a carp through the ice, wasn't expecting that! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCKrQbppyGI
Nice catch, looking forward to my first ice carp but haven't had the guts to target them yet. Picturing a intense short fight, carp I've caught seem to run out of steam pretty fast but I've seen them fight good on the ice. The big eyes I get on ice fight like sissies but they knock me out with the head shakes. My last good walleye didn't have a chance though, felt more sorry for it then the bait.
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