Today was a strange day. I covered a lot of water, saw only a handful or truly "catchable" fish, and still managed to put 52 lbs of carp in the net. That is 52 lbs with only two fish caught...like I said, a strange day. This monster broke the ice for me several hours into the day.
Apparently I am a stealthy SOB because I got right on top of those feeding fish. After an arduous and painstakingly slow stalk, the eat was almost too easy. I dapped the fly on her head (still rooting) and as it sank a cavernous white mouth opened up and sucked it in. Beautiful. A few minutes later I was weighing her in my net. Just over 30 lbs...a true monster.
Fish number two came after hooking up with my friend David. She swam up behind us as we stalked down the bank together, and I happened to turn in time to get a fly to her...she ate without hesitation and tipped the scales at 22 lbs. next up was David.
That was it for the day...the water is still high and cold and the fish were hard to find today, but the ones we found were worth it. I like to say that good things happen when you keep your boots in the water. It always pays off to keep looking.