The Biggest Fish I’ve Ever Seen From The Dubuque Harbor
I'm not much of a fisherman.
Sure I've been out fishing plenty of times. I usually borrow a pole and I don't mind touching the worms. I've thrown in at lakes, streams and the river.
I'm not very good at it. I remember being a kid and catching a decent sized carp along the Mississippi. Of course, I was about ten years old so any fish would have looked huge to me then.
A few years ago we stayed at a lake house close to Centerville, Iowa. We fished out of Rathbun Lake and didn't catch much to brag about.
We pulled a few out of the water, but most of the bites we got that trip were an invasive species called 'Asian carp.'
Last week we took a walk along the river walk and as we came in by the Dubuque Harbor we saw a guy and his son with a carp they had just pulled from the water. He was about to throw it back and I asked him, "don't you want a picture with it?"
I'm guessing he probably would have taken one but he had his hands full so I snapped a pic and texted it to him. I have to say it's probably one of the bigger fish I've seen taken out of the harbor... take a look.
I'm not even sure the picture does the fish justice, but it was pretty substantial.
Do you like to fish? What's the biggest one you've ever pulled from the water?