Took my 10 year old son to the local city stocked pond. Decided to give the creek a free day. And there was bad weather possible. I have had an itch to selectively fish for carp in this pond for quite a while. I pass this pond 2-5 times a day and it is very close to the road. In the evening, carp slurp the top of the water. The fishing water all around St Louis region is very dingy and you really just have to have faith that there are fish in the chocolate milk that you drop your hook into. That is another reason I wanted to fish for carp in this pond. I know they are there. My son really needs to go to the restroom, so I pointed to the tree close to us, but he had to sit down to do his business. I told him to go across the way to the restrooms and come right back. Well just before he returned, we had a fish on. It was on my pole, but I really wanted him to bring it in. He still wasn't back. I brought it in, netted it and measured it. Just about 18 inches. It unhooked itself in the net. I released it. Here came my boy, not even 2 minutes later. Nothing else until we left due to the rain.