Sunday, September 07, 2014

September carp

Got out for a solo day today. Late in the season the fish are spread out, and I didn't see masses of fish, but what I did see were pretty solid targets. I moved around quite a bit, covered a bunch of different spots and when I kept moving, I came across plenty of singled, tailing carp. Even late in the season, they dig the hybrid.

Most of the fish were tailing hard enough that I was seeing the muds long before I would see the fish. In one spot, I saw a huge mud from a few hundred feet away, and painfully snuck by some smaller fish to see what was in the big mud. When I got there, there were four heavily feeding carp. I stared for a while, figured out the biggest one and then promptly lined one of the other three trying to catch the big one. So it goes.

Ran into my friend Todd, just in time to see him catch a 20 lb mirror...yes, I was appropriately jealous. That is like my holy grail right there!

 

 

All told I landed 9 or ten fish. I weighed three fish at 19 lbs and hooked at least one that I thought was bigger but lost that fish to a nasty weedbed. It was a nice, relaxed day. I never got in a hurry, just meandered along, casting at singles...late season carping is just a different pace than the frenetic spring.

 

 

6 comments:

spearyhopper said...

Did you get your 20th 20 yet?

Gregg said...

Hope it lasts for you, the Big C seems to shut down rather early to me.

Gregg

Tim Gerke said...

I wish I woulda got out on Sunday. I managed sat morning where there was a good 20mph wind coming down out of the gorge and chopping up the water beyond repair. At least where I was. Didn't/couldn't see a thing.

Trevor Tanner said...

You really got some cool pictures on that trip.

Ross said...

Seems like a lot of Mirrors are showing up lately - 2 of 6 I landed on Sunday were Mirrors......

Xiaolei Duan said...

How big a fish!Equip yourself with massive fly rod.