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Nice mirror carp I caught yesterday! My first mirror since 6th grade!
 
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nice fish dude, i think you forgot one picture in particular though! LOL
 
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Nice. I am a mirror carp guy. I have been known to sneak by a 20 + lb fish to cast at a 7 lb mirror a few feet away. Mirrors are rarer than 20 lbers anyway, and I dig the varying scale patterns. Last year my buddy Wendy berrell landed a 23 lb mirror...amazing fish.
 
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Nice. I am a mirror carp guy. I have been known to sneak by a 20 + lb fish to cast at a 7 lb mirror a few feet away. Mirrors are rarer than 20 lbers anyway, and I dig the varying scale patterns. Last year my buddy Wendy berrell landed a 23 lb mirror...amazing fish.

is it a genetic variation or is it a seperate sub species? always cool to catch somethin different!
 
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I am reasonably sure it is a genetic variation (recessive gene like blue eyes). I know some areas that are completely devoid of mirrors, and other areas that have large populations of them. The blackfoot resevoir in Idaho is about 90 percent mirror carp. there are also leather carp which have no scales at all, but we don't have them in Oregon.

Here is the 23 lber. I have only seen one other mirror this size in our nck of the woods. In general the common carp seem to be bigger.
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And a few more mirrors. Just super cool looking fish.

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Note how they all look different? Just a very cool fish...each one is so unique.

Serious congrats George. I dig mirror carp...you should be thrilled with that catch.
 
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cool lookin, i am surely doing some carp fishing this year i will be on the look out
 
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Hey TB where was that at if you dont mind me asking? nice carp ive been trying to catch one of those lately.
 
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Mirror carp are a separate species. George, that pic, wth is wrong with you man? Lol
 
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Mirror carp are a separate species.

I'm sure that was supposed to be a question. Mirror Carp are not a seperate species, in fact Koi are not a seperate species, besides color and scale patterns they all look exactly the same, Koi are ornamental, domesticated Common Carp, Mirrors and Leathers are a scale mutation.

Grass Carp, Silver Carp, Bighead Carp, and Siamese Carp are all totally different fish.

Nice Job George! I'm still on the hunt for my first Mirror, I have a couple 20+lb Koi's I have been keeping my eye on in one small deep pond, still need one of them as well.
 
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Wait, did you say there are no leathers in oregon? cause I'm pretty sure I've seen one before..
 
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I'm sure that was supposed to be a question. Mirror Carp are not a seperate species, in fact Koi are not a seperate species, besides color and scale patterns they all look exactly the same, Koi are ornamental, domesticated Common Carp, Mirrors and Leathers are a scale mutation.

Grass Carp, Silver Carp, Bighead Carp, and Siamese Carp are all totally different fish.

Nice Job George! I'm still on the hunt for my first Mirror, I have a couple 20+lb Koi's I have been keeping my eye on in one small deep pond, still need one of them as well.

used to be a big white koi in the ponds here, im sure its still around i saw it a ton of times last year biggest koi i have ever seen can't be far from the ones your looking at pushing 20lbs.
 
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Wow...all I can say.

I have seen some near leather carp, but no true leathers. Thayer all seem to have at least a few scales. Who knows though.
 

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