|This large mirror carp, just shy of 30 lbs., was landed|
recently. Many saltwater striper fishermen are turning
to freshwater carping until the saltwater fishing improves.
We have some world class carp fishing right here in this area. Rivers like the CT River in MA and CT, the Merrimack River in MA and even the Blackstone River in RI are nationally known carp locations that give up some monster fish. The area is also loaded with ponds and lakes that support common and mirror carp.
While thinking about this post I got an interesting call today from Pat Abate of Rivers End Tackle in Old Saybrook, CT. I know Pat from striper fishing, but his call focused on carp gear. He, like other tackle dealers in NE, is stocking carp gear as the popularity of this fish is greatly increasing and fishermen are looking for tackle, rigs and bait that they can purchase locally.
For more information on carp fishing, visit my blog at www.ricarpfishing.blogspot.com You might also want to check out the Forum at www.carpanglersgroup.com The Carp Anglers Group is the largest carp organization in the US and has active chapters in RI, CT and MA.