Lake Balboa December 2006
All I can say is that I was reminded today that this is
DECEMBER!!! Cold, windy, rainy, and the carp vacationing in
Florida! The only ones that Mother Nature didn't beat upside
the head was Charles and the SCCC juniors! Good job to
The derby started a little after 7am with AndrewH,
Charles (gonefishing) and his daughter Kacey, Richard (pargo lsb)
with this daughter Natalie, Joe (TallNBritish), Brian
(Carpdog), Tom (Austrian), Rick (Chpcode3), Dave24, Jered, Dave
(uh_huh), myself and my kids Caitlin and Brandon. It was
good to see a nice group together despite the ominous weather
It was really interesting to see the
mix of carping styles used today: light line, euro, and
canepole. All we needed was a fly fisherman and we would've
covered the bases.
The catching started off with Caitlin landing a
small tilapia. Natalie and Kasey soon followed suit with many
more of them. Brandon got off to a late start, but got into
them as well. In the meantime, the rest of us could only watch
the kids' success. After several hours, many of us packed up
and moved to a different location. The move didn't help any of
us except for Charles, who was using his canepole. This
style of fishing looks so simple, yet there is so much to it.
One of these days, I'll pester Charles enough where he'll teach it
to me just to get me off his back!
Charles persistence resulted in 3 silver (Crucian), as well as
a plecostomus (an algae eater that you can buy at tropical fish
Mercifully for the rest of us, the derby ended
and the winners received their hard earned victories!
won with a total of 11 fish!
Kacey came in second with a total of 9
Brandon came in third with
a total of 4 fish.
winner of the adults was Charles, who clearly outfished the rest of
us today. Good show of carping today! Charles also
donated his jackpot winnings back to the club's junior progam!
THANKS Charles! The individual donations from club members and
jackpot donations allowed the kids to win $50, $30, and $20 gift
cards to Toys 'R Us!!! Each junior also received a Christmas
stocking stuffed with holiday goodies! Certificates of
Participation will also be on their way! Thanks to all that
donated this month. The smiles on the kids faces really are
worth every penny!
David and his
prize winning fish...
Lake Perris November 2006
After a late start at home I managed to get to Perris Lake
around 8am to find everyone already there with their lines in the
water. It was an overcast morning with fog still on the water
and a slight breeze. The morning bite was slow but from what I
was told, fish were boiling/jumping allover earlier so there was a
lot of hope. However hope was starting to dwindle as hour
after hour there was no action with the exception of a few beeps
from bite alarms and an occasional splash from a jumping carp.
But just before 11am Sco had a good hit and the fish was taking line
from his baitrunner! After a brief tug of war Sco brought to
the net a 22.09lber! About an hour later Sco
hooks up again. I'm not sure
but I think this fish was the one that was lost right at the
net! During this battle Wayne and son David also had hook ups,
but unfortunately, the fish escaped. Wayne's fish did
something to rip through his 50lb test braid!
It was another waiting game.
to take any pics but during this waiting period, A LOT of fish were
lost! Sco lost 4, Wayne lost 2(?), Jered lost 2, Keith lost
1(?) and Kristen lost one. And then again, the derby was
over. Results are as follows:
First Place - Sco with 1
fish at 22.09lbs.
Second Place - Wayne, Steve, Jered, Keith, Tom,
Joe, Kristen and myself.
On top of winning the derby, Sco
also won the bankstick with bite alarm graciously donated by Wayne
of the American Carp Society.
the Jr's. Division, David Boon was the winner of a $40 gift
certificate to Toys R Us for landing an
Ketamine with one of his
Castaic October 2006
After a 60 mile drive to Castaic Lake from Cerritos, Jered
and I arrived to a line of cars that was WAY too long. After
parking in a different area code we walked down to see if we could
find anyone since the gates wouldn't open for another 45 minutes or
so. Saw a bunch of members and the usual BSing began
and laughs were had by all. The gates finally opened and
we were all headed to the parking lot and the dreaded walk on the
dam. DAMN, that walk on that damn dam was really damn
long! And that damn walk down the dam to the water was scary,
especially with all the gear. Well, baits in the water and
lines were put in and the derby was on.
group, his son Joey and friends Fred and Randy, started hooking up
to fish immediately. That group lost as many fish as they
landed and they had the fish zeroed in. Mike, Fred and Randy
had fish landed and put on the books. Jimmy (Umoa) was right
as they stocked the lake heavily with trout as there were schools
swimming up and down the shore where we were fishing. There
must've been some blind fish in these schools because the only hits
I had were trout swimming into my line! The bass fishers were
out in force too this morning throwing their huge swimbaits for at
least two hours for nothing.
It was a long, cold and overcast
morning. Richard (Pargo LSB) was next to hook up and somewhere
during that time, Joey landed two trout to take the lead in the Jrs
division. Sun finally showed up around noon and stayed out for
the rest of the derby. Not sure if it was maybe the sun coming
out but the stripers started boiling. Not a lot but enough for
people to say "did you see that, what was that?" And right
before the derby ended one guy at the end of the dam did land a 7+lb
striper. Nice fish. Two o'clock rolled around and
another derby was done. Here are the results:
- Mike (Ketamine) with 3 fish for 48.06lbs (20.14, 13.00 &
2nd Place - Fred with 3 fish for 35.10lbs (9.00, 15.10
3rd Place - Richard (Pargo LSB) with 1 fish
4th Place - Randy with 1 fish for 9.00lbs.
Place - Chuman, Jaske02, Jered, Sco, Carpdog, Austrian and wife,
Gonefishing, Yliu, Wayne, AndrewH, Boss Man Karl, Horgaszapacan,
Joseph, FishnFrk and yours truly.
For the Juniors
1st Place - Joey with 2 trout
2nd Place - Ray
Irvine Lake September 2006
It was a beautiful and
chilly morning when we all met up at the tackle shop at Irvine
Lake. Met new members Chuman, Eric (Yliu) and his son Ray,
along with Charles (gonefishing), Sco, Brandon, Tom (Austrian) &
wife, Matt, Wayne and Andrew. It was almost time for the derby
to begin so we all headed to the West Shore and began the
derby. Thirty minutes into the derby Claudia is hooked up, but
unfortunately, the carp spit the hook just as it was about to go
into the net. I estimated the fish to be about 4-5lbs.
Thought we were on a good spot and that we were going to have a good
derby. Boy was I wrong and it was a long, long, HOT
My brain's a bit fried and very tired so I'll just post
the results of todays derby and hopefully others can add on with
1st Place - Chuman - 4 fish for 30.13lbs (5.07, 5.13,
4.13 & 14.12)
2nd Place - Yliu - 2 fish for 11.14lbs
(7.10 & 4.04)
3rd Place - Charles (gonefishing) - 1 fish
4th Place for attending - Jered, Sco, Wayne,
AndrewH, Tom (Austrian), Matt, Superkingfish, Robert
(fishinfanatic), Claudia and myself.
The kids that made it
out today in the heat did well for the following results:
Place - Brandon with 7 bluegills and 1 shad.
2nd Place - Ray with
1 catfish and 1 carp at 5.07lbs.
Great seeing and fishing
with everyone again and meeting new members Chuman, Eric (Yliu) and
his son Ray. It was fun and we hope to see everyone at next
months derby at Castaic Lake!
waiting for a bite...
Laguna Niguel August 2006
This month's derby turned out to
be the the day of our junior members. Can't say too much for
the results of the adults, but the kids certainly ruled the
The derby started out with the participants meeting at
6am at Laguna Niguel Lake. I had the pleasure of meeting
Austrian (Tom) and his wife and AndrewH and his wife. Two more
quality families that make up this outstanding club!!!
derby started at 7am. It was a nice, cool morning and it sure
looked like it was going to be a good fishing
was half right. Despite the best efforts of the adult club
members, the carp eluded us today. It was a different story
for the off-species though. Charles (gonefishing) and Richard
(pargo lsb) started off by slaying some nice crappie and slab
bluegill. There's going to be some good dinners at those
Fortunately, it was determined
that the junior's derby would be made into an all-species
event, and they took full advantage of it! It was really good
to see that every Junior that fished this event landed something
As the day wore on, the sun really
started to bake everyone. But to the junior's credit, they
stayed at it! It was great to see their interest in
fishing. I think that all of us would like to congratulate the
following Junior members for their efforts and success
Taylor (Dave24), David, Joey, and Sofia (uh_huh and
Claudia), Kacey (gonefishing), Natalie (lsb pargo), TJ (great friend
of FiShInFaNaTiC315), and Brandon (Sco).
These 8 Juniors put a good hurting on the fish
results for the Juniors are as follows:
First Place and
winner of a rod/reel combo.......TJ! TJ won with a total fish
count of 21 bluegill and 1 largemouth bass!
2nd Place and winner of a nice spinning
reel.........Brandon! Brandon placed with a fish count of 12
bluegill and 1 largemouth bass (plus one turtle,
3rd Place and winner of a tackle
box.......Kacey! Kacey showed with a total fish count of 9
his junior winning fish...
Big Bear July 2006
Well it was another great derby
at Big Bear with almost everyone getting into the action. The
derby was decided by the top 5 heaviest fish landed.
Congratulations to Carpdog for winning first place and congrats to
Claudia for taking the jackpot! The kids also had a great time
and definitely held their own as well. I'm
exhausted right now so I will post the official results and let
everyone else add their pictures and comments. It was
great seeing everyone again and also to have the chance to meet some
new members as well. We are planning on having the August
derby at Laguna Niguel Regional Park and the details will be coming
soon! Hope everyone can make it out again.
- 1st Place - Carpdog - 5 fish total of 24
lbs 5 oz. (5.6,5.2,5.0,4.9,4.4)
- 2nd Place - Dave24 - 5 fish total of 22
lbs. 10 oz. (5.0,5.0,4.10,4.10,3.6)
- 3rd Place - Sco - 5 fish total of 19 lbs.
13 oz. (4.7,4.3,3.15,3.14,3.6)
- 4th Place - Claudia - 4 fish total of 18
lbs. 8 oz. (8.1,4.7,5.4,2.12)
- 5th Place - Gonefishing - 5 fish total of 17 lbs. 7 oz.
Other anglers that
Bulldog11, Nirvana Fan, FishinFanatic315, Austrian, Chpcode3,
VDUBBUB86,Kenji, Chris, Wayne, Smifster, Steve, EJB, Jered, Abigail,
Matty, K.C., Mini-huh, Jogy, Sofia.
Dave_24's winning fish...
Carp Classic 2006
Here are the official results of the 2nd Annual So Cal Carp
Club Classic Derby:
1st - Dave24 - 4 fish total of 35
lbs. 8 oz. (9.0,8.13,8.9,9.2)
2nd - Jered - 1 fish total of
10 lbs. 1 oz. (Jackpot)
3rd - FiShInFaNaTiC315 - 1 fish
total of 8 lbs. 14 oz.
4th - Sco - 2 fish total of 3 lbs. 5
oz. (2.5, 1.0)
5th - Gonefishing - 1 fish total of 2 lbs. 14
Other anglers attending - Uh_huh, Nirvana Fan, JC Lee,
CarpDale, Evan, Leonid_72, CarpDog
Now the report
The weather was really good for fishing with overcast skies
and a very light breeze throughout the day. The catching
was a different story though. It was a pretty tough bite for
most of the day but it was nice to fish with everyone again and the
food was really good too. Jered took the jackpot with a 10.1
lb. fish late in the day out of Lake 3. Most everyone
else fished Lake 2 most of the day. Thanks to everyone
that brought food and drinks. Everything was awesome.
Thanks to Gonefishing also for the fishing rod and the
trophies. Hopefully I can put that rod to good use soon!
Now I have to go out and buy a
of Carpdog's fish...
El Dorado May 2006
We all met up at lake 3
to get the morning started. I got a late start and was
speeding through the park to begin this little derby only to be
pulled over by Ranger Rick. I had no idea that park rangers
could do that. Anyway, after about a five minute lecture and a
lot of "yes sir, no sir, didn't know that sir, thank you sir" I was
parked and getting set up. Everyone with the exception of
TallNBritish, Kristen, Dave24 and myself were set up right by
the "hot spot." It looked like SARL during trout
Throw my corn line in and as I'm preparing my dough
line, I get a nice slow pull but set the hook on water (hate doing
that!). Reel that in, finish up my dough rod and cast it
out. While putting more corn on I get another good pull and
AGAIN set the hook on water! Looks like it's going to be a
good day but I was wrong. Bite slowed down pretty quick after
Nirvana Fan and Carpbreaker lost their fish. Dave24 says he's
going to lake 1, so I told him that I would meet up with him soon
(because i put a lot of food in the water). Carpdog comes up
and tells me that Dave24 just lost three at lake 4. Nothing
more going on in my spot so we pack up and leave.
drive over and set up in an open area. Carpdog was on a fish
but it broke off at the net. After a while he's on again, this
time landing a 12.2lber. After that, he's on again with
another 12.2lber. And then, he's on another fish that actually
spooled him! Dave24 said it sounded like a 20lb snap!
Dave had to leave, Jered came and after a while of nothing, we
headed to lake 1. To make it short, a few bites, Carpdog
almost lost a finger and the derby was over.
1st Place - Carpdog - 3 fish at 38.02lbs (13.14,
2nd Place - Everyone else - Sco, Brandon,
Dave24, Jered, Nirvana Fan, JBlaylockRayner, Carpbreaker and friend,
TallNBritish, Kristen and yours truly.
As always it was great
seeing everyone again.
El Dorado April 2006
Well, it was a great day and it
was exactly how we anticipated the derby to be, an early morning
bite. And boy was it. Dave24 had lost two nice fish
right off the bat. Then it was Carpdog's turn. Then all of the sudden, Dave's daughter Taylor is
on! This fish was taking, I mean BURNING drag
big time but like a champ she held on. But daddy was a little
worried (because he's still using 2lb test on a micro reel!) so
he came to help.
Now it was really quiet so around
9am Dave, Taylor, Sco, Caitlyn(sp?) and Brandon head off to lake
1. Carpdog, Carpbreaker and I stayed a little longer hoping
that some more pigs were still around. We left about 20
minutes later after I received a phone call from Sco saying that
Dave just landed a 9.10lber! What, out of that little
lake??? We arrive just in time to see Taylor on again, a
gorgeous 11.7lber! Unbelievable! Half an hour later, she
hooks and lands another 8.2lber and that was it. Final
1st Place: Taylor - 3 fish (25.0, 11.7, 8.2)
total - 44.9 lbs.
2nd Place: Dave24 - 2 fish
(15.0, 9.10) total - 24.10 lbs
3rd Place - Carpdog - 1 fish
total - 24.8 lbs.
4th Place - Sco, carpbreaker, Caitlyn,
Brandon and uh_huh for attending.
everyone! Taylor for winning the derby, winning the jackpot
and a new PB. Carpdog for his new PB! It was a blast,
see you all at the next
Legg Lake March 2006
Okay, here are the results:
1st Place - uh_huh with 2
turtles for about 2lbs.
2nd Place - Jered and Sco tied with a
turtle a piece (Sco won the jackpot with the biggest
3rd Place - Nirvana Fan with a plastic bag and a
That's right, we all got SKUNKED!!! Zilch, nada,
zip! Everyone got there early only to find out that the gates
weren't open and did not open until 7am. That south lake at
Legg is big, I was surprised at the size. Everyone started
fishing the same area and as time went on, everyone started
moving. The entire lake was basically covered considering
there were only six of us - that's a lot of walking. Two
o'clock FINALLY rolled around and CARPDOG and newcomer Carpbreaker
had to leave. The rest of us packed our gear and fished the
middle lake for an hour for nothing. Unbelievable that not one
fish was landed but I guess it was just a matter of time.
Still, it was great seeing the regulars (Jered, Sco, Gloomisboy,
Carpdog and Nirvana Fan) and meeting newcomer Carpbreaker. I
was sure he was going to win the derby (first derby and a regular at
Legg). Well, until next
Yorba Regional February 2006
Uh_huh was the first to
land a fish and it went just over 12 lbs. After getting bites all
day and not being able to land a fish, I finally hooked up right
before I had to leave and was able to land a 15 lb. 11oz fish. Put
up a really good fight. Everyone was getting bites pretty much all
day but it was really light and quick. Leonid lost a nice fish that
made a pretty good run early in the day too. It was nice fishing
with everyone again and thanks to Carpdog for all the fruits and
1st Dave24 - 15.11lb
2nd Uh_huh -
3rd Carpdog, Nirvana Fan, Jblaylockrayner,
Slims, Leonid &
Puddingstone January 2006
It was great to see everyone out
at Puddingstone today! Had the pleasure of meeting a few
new club members today, GLOOMISBOY, CARPDOG,
and TallNBritish. Also great to fish with Dave24, uh_huh,
Nirvana Fan, jblaylockrayner, and CarpDale once again.
morning started out well. The forecasted windy weather didn't
show, but it sure was cold! Within 10 minutes of starting,
Dave and I hear a yell and some splashes down the shoreline.
We look up to see GLOOMISBOY landing his 2+ LMB. He was so
happy, you would've thought he won the derby, lol! True basser
at heart...fishing a carp derby but throwing the Dshot for bass as
10 minutes later, we hear over the radio that CARPDOG
is hooked up onto a nice-sized carp. About 15 minutes later,
we hear 17.2lbs! Awesome way to start! Then the bites
starts across the whole shoreline for about 45 minutes. I
landed my 12lber during this time and missed several other
bites. Dave had a nice one, but lost it when his hook snapped
in half! Seemed like a really nice fish too! CarpDale
reported losing a nice carp to a breakoff and others reported some
runs as well. THEN...... the bite died. We couldn't buy
a carp bite after this little flurry. Dave though, was able to
hookup and land 2 coots!
Anyway, not the action we were
looking for, but lots of fun just being out with you guys and
shooting the bull a little. Great day and nice scenery too at
the Pudd. Enjoyed it a