Sunday, May 27, 2007


KB and I had been looking forward to fishing with Mr. P for some time, and Saturday was the day we finally got together. He drove down from WA and joined us for a day on our favorite carp water. Unfortunately, it was the worst day of catching that I've had on that water in a long time. The carp were out slightly deeper than normal, and simply wouldn't committ to eating our flies. We had plenty of fish chase and turn on our offerings, but hookups were few and far between. I landed one fish, a nice 17 lb fish, and had a second come unbottoned at my feet. KB landed a nice 10-11 lb fish, and Jim hooked one, but didn't bring anything to hand. The strange thing was that the fish reacted really well to our flies. On more than one occasion I had fish follow a crayfish or leech 10-15 ft without actually eating the fly. Tough day, but fishing with Mr. P was a blast. He has a great take on fishing and we enjoyed his company immensely. I'm really looking forward to the CAG event on Banks lake in a few weeks!


1 comment:

MN Justin said...

Wonder what was happening with those carp...

One great fish though - nice job. That is a pig - the type of fish that can save a tough day.