I baited my gravel pit an hour before heading off to work midnight shift. I saw several carp jumping as I baited the hole and was certain that carp would be gobbling up my chum in no time. After getting off work, I returned to the pit only to see a lake that was lifeless. Nothing was jumping. After four hours and one tiny bite, I started to round things up to go home. After being up all night, the thought of laying in bed sure sounded good. Then I got a good run. Right off I could tell it was a good fish, It wasn't fast, but slow and strong. The fish took me around a stickup and had to wade out in the water to free my line. The fish refused to swim back to the other side of the stickup where I had my net. So I was forced to let him take line out so that I could make it back to my net. Well, I got the net and proceeded to gain ground on the carp. He slipped in the net on the first try. The fish measured 33" and weighed 21 lbs. The fish was very fat and healthy and it made me feel that there must be even bigger fish in the pit.