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Sweet water Bones

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Sweet water Bones Photograph by Rob Choi

Carp. Some call them bonefish of the freshwater world. I got several kayak fishing reports from various sources about a good population of them very close to home. So I took a few hours before work to check it out. Bonefish, known for their unrelenting drag smoking runs on the flats of the tropics, have always interested me. Thus, when people start comparing carp to bonefish, I naturally had to try it out. Disclaimer; I didn't try with the flyrod, which is the way most people catch bonefish, but one day...

I was short on time so, I used the traditional dough-type bait on a small hook instead. I started off catching a few small catfish, but shortly there after, I hooked into something very different. I immediately knew and felt the difference. Using light tackle, the high pitched music of my spinning reel drag instantly brought a smile to my face. And then the bright fire of it's beautiful tail flashing under water, made my eyes happy.

Kayak Fishing Carp

In the short amount of time I had available, I ended up with a 23" and a 25" carp. I also had one hookup to a much bigger one that really pulled like a freight train, but a minute into it, it came off. I also saw a couple roll that had to have been pushing three feet.

I've never actually caught a bonefish before, but I from the stories I hear, I imagine they're really quite amazing. And I'm sure the diehard bonefish fishermen will say there really is no comparison, but from someone who's never caught one, and probably won't have a chance to any time soon, my sweetwater bone will have to do.


About the Author: Rob Choi is an avid kayak angler from the Chesapeake Bay area in Virginia and a Pro Staff Member at Yakangler.com. He has earned a reputation among the locals as the fish junkie with reckless abandon to logic, time, and societal norms in his pursuit for the "tug that is the drug".  He shares his love of the sport through his blog www.angling-addict.com.

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Rob Choi

About the Author: Rob Choi is an avid kayak angler from Richmond, VA and although he lives close to the mighty James River, he frequents the Chesapeake Bay more often. His addiction to the salt has earned him a reputation among the locals as the fish junkie with reckless abandon to logic, time, and societal norms in his pursuit for the “tug that is the drug”. What he lacks in long term experience, he makes up in his passionate dedication to the sport now. He shares his love of the sport through his blog, www.angling-addict.com, as well as being a prostaff member at Ocean Kayak, Maui Jim Sunglasses, YakAngler.com, YakAttack, Werner Paddles, and crew member of HOOK 1 and Kayak Bass Fishing.

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