You cannot underestimate the importance of direct sunlight when carp fishing. Today, we had none. Still, Wendy and I are nothing if not persistent so we walked along looking for tails breaking the surface, and we put the stalk on some fish. Tough, but rewarding fishing. We learned a couple of things. First, you can "one hand" a 20 lb carp...it just isn't easy.
For those keeping score, that is video of the hook set on two 20 lb fish.
Praying for sun tonight.