There is a local venue known for mirror carp. I fished the venue a lot when I was starting out because it's loaded with carp and it's close to my house. I see others catching mirror carp at that venue on a regular basis, but they have been elusive for me at that venue. I fish there because the action is usually fairly steady, although a 20 pound common would be considered "large" for that particular location. I had always hoped to catch a mirror and finally did last year.
There is another venue that I fish quite a bit as well. I like it because it's near Lake Erie and there is a chance to catch a nice lake fish at any given time, especially in autumn.
I was at that location today hoping to catch a new personal best, which for me is 27 pounds or greater. The action was fast and furious for me beginning within 30 minutes of my first cast.
I never really considered the chance to catch a mirror carp at that location, but today I was rewarded with a very nice fully scaled mirror.
I caught 14 fish in total ranging from 4 pounds to 24 + pounds. Most of the fish were in the mid-teens.
Here's a picture of the largest fish I caught today. It's not a new personal best, but I enjoyed catching it.