Day one...we saw carp. Big improvement over our last attempt out here. Wendy even caught a little 11 lber (and I snagged one in the face). Still a stunningly beautiful setting and just an amazing experience but we fished all day in high, nasty dark cloud cover. We quite simply couldn't see anything. With a little sun I think we would have been in business with the carp but it didn't happen today. The bulk of the carp we saw were already spooked, we just couldn't spot them in time.
Fortunately, there are a just a couple of smallmouth around here. Toward the end of the day we started blasting casts along the rock edges of the flats and began hammering the smallies...big ones too. We even got to do a little smallie sight fishing when we would catch a nice shoreline shadow. All told, we landed roughly 22-24 smallmouth with at least 6 or 7 in the 17-18 inch range. Flat out great evening session.
Tired, and ready for more.