[nggallery id=703]Jason & Tyler Howick report they caught a monster 23 lb carp fishing with an ultra light 5 ft rod, 8 lb braided line and a lively dew worm on a simple split shot rig. What a battle!!! After catching this monster on ultra light gear you can appreciate why these fish are prized in Europe. The fish took went downstream through rocks and timber. They thought they lost it twice. They also caught a few redhorse suckers and noticed that most of the fish are already starting to spawn in the shallows.