It came together today. After covering a lot of water last time out and only seeing a few fish, this time every fish within 10 miles was hanging out in a 1/2 mile stretch...including this guy:
Just a killer day. With so many fish around I wasn't worried about spooking any, so I just waded through the smaller fish and targeted the mid size and bigger ones. I lost a monster to some sharp rocks and sawed off tippet, but I caught a lot of fish in the 13-16 lb range, and two that scaled out at 18 lbs. The carp woke up today, and I was right there with em.