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My First Mirror Carp

Discussion in 'Carp Discussions' started by dinkbuster1, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. this is a mirror isnt it? took a carp pole along with us on a GMR 'cattin trip today and caught this guy. carp saved the day! 6 carp, i channel cat (on wheatie ball),...... ZERO Flatheads:( [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. CoolWater

    CoolWater Multi-Species Fanatic

    Yep that's a Mirror Carp, nice catch man.

  3. Awesome dude!! I still need to land one to be added to my life list!! Im jelous, oh yeah, apparently there are no channel cats in the GMR since me and my buddy couldnt buy one this morning.....heck the turtles were not even hitting...
    Dang this weather...:(



    Great looking mirror too!
  5. TimJC

    TimJC Carp Angler

    Lovely looking linear pattern on that fish. Congratulations.
  6. 01mercLS

    01mercLS It's Fishing not catching

    Thats a nice looking mirror. nice catch.
  7. Ðe§perado™

    Ðe§perado™ Catfisherman/Bowfisherman

    Congrats, There is quite a few places I go to there are tons of them.
  8. pendog66

    pendog66 It swims its bait

    good catch mike, i have gotten a couple in the GMR. i heard they take over worse then bullheads in ponds. but sure are fun to catch
  9. OK I have to ask this!! What is a mirror carp? I have never heard of them. Is it another name for a grass carp?
  10. TimJC

    TimJC Carp Angler

    A mirror carp is a common carp that is expressing a genetically recessive trait. The difference is that mirrors have an irregular or partial scale pattern. There are three other types of common carp that are defined by there scale pattern. Leather carp have very few or no scales. Fully scaled mirrors are completely covers with irregularly shaped scales that fit together like a mosaic. Linear carp have a band of wide scales that run down the fish's lateral line on the middle of either side. There is even a specific strain of mirror carp known as Israeli carp that are often sold as catfish bait.

    There are also other types of carp that are defined by coloration.

    It is important to remember that koi are common carp and that they have been bred for many centuries to express certain traits.

    That last thing to remember is that the grass carp is not a common carp.
  11. harle96

    harle96 Draggin Meat

    Interesting...I did not know that.
  12. Congratulations on your first mirror. From my experience I would say that about 1 in 25 carp caught in the GMR are mirrors.