I am still suprised when an 18" goldfish swims by me on the Potomac Tributaries. Here are some pics of them from the old Rte 1 Bridge in Alexandria. Urban fishery at its best. These were from last Wednesday. The weather was nice but the fishing was awful. We hit the outgoing tide and got maybe 3 bites in two hours. That's when fly fishing outings turn into fly casting outings. My clients were rewarded with being able to see the following fish up close after their lesson. This gave them proof that there were fish where we were throwing our lines.
And here are some of the carp they hang out with. These things are ginormous: