4th Carp Throwdown loves the locals

THE FOG: No, it's not a John Carpenter thriller, but it makes for a great shot! (Courtesy Al Q.)

THE FOG: No, it’s not a John Carpenter thriller, but it makes for a great shot! (Courtesy Bernard Yin.)

On Saturday, June 13, the Carp Throwdown celebrated its fourth go-around.
The night before began with some good, ol’ revelry, including rock and roll featuring CTD co-founder Conway Bowman on drums! The CTD tradition of the band always being called the Three Blind Carp was kept alive with Bernard Yin and his wife, Rebecca, on guitar and bass.
Next morning, a solid group of anglers hit Lake Henshaw in the fog, caught fish and had a great time. The legendary hopper hatch was not as elusive as in previous CTDs and many anglers earned their rankings with the help of hoppers. Certain areas were rife with the bugs and it was clear by the bird life that these hoppers are a huge part of this area’s seasonal ecosystem.

SO CAL RULES: And locals Tiffany and Dustin Sergent represent. (Courtesy Al Q.)

SO CAL RULES: And locals Tiffany and Dustin Sergent represent. (Courtesy Al Q.)

Some anglers leaned small and Zino Nakasuji even went to a size 14 stimulator.
And several catfish joined carp on the catch list. Good fun.
The results?
Well, we’re all warm and fuzzy to add that the first place boat division team was in fact a couple! Hats off to Dusty and Tiffany. They’re locals so you can blame the whole home team thing too.

Matus Sobolic took first in the wade division. He is a noteworthy So. Cal. carp fisher, who nabbed a first in last year’s Off Tha Hook on the L.A. River. Like many, he pre-fished the lake to dial it in.

A shout-out to organizers, Al Q and Conway Bowman, the Fly Stop and anyone else we neglected to mention. Not a single person didn’t bring something good to the table.

THREE BLIND CARP: Keep it real with Bernard Yin, left,  Rebecca Ramirez Yin, center, and Conway Bowman. (Courtesy Al Q.)

THREE BLIND CARP: Keep it real with Bernard Yin, left, Rebecca Ramirez Yin, center, and Conway Bowman. (Courtesy Al Q.)

Carp Throwdown 4 Results 2015
1st Place Boat Division

AYE, AYE,CAPTAIN CARP: You shoulda been there for a fine day (Courtesy Dylan Scott Moore)

AYE, AYE, CAPPIE CARP SEZ: You shoulda been there for one fine day. (Courtesy Dylan Scott Moore)

Dustin and Tiffany Sergent

6 qualifying carp

5 best — total 110 points
2nd Place Boat Division

Tod and Brian Suttle

4 qualifying carp

4 best — total 79 points
1st Place Wade Division

Matus Sobolic

5 qualifying carp

5 best — total 92 points
2nd Place Wade Division

Mike McVay

4 qualifying carp

4 best — total 73 points
Big Fish

Dustin and Tiffany Sergent

26-inch carp
Trash Fish

Dan Jazozewki

21-inch catfish
Fish count for 40 anglers (26 boat, 14 wade)

36 carp

3 catfish
Special thanks to rock ‘n’ roller Bernard Yin for helping me get this report together.

See you on the river, Jim Burns

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One thought on “4th Carp Throwdown loves the locals

  1. That first photo had me. Great shot to go along with a story that spells out regret for anyone who missed the event. Sounds like it was a great time for all.

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