Monday, April 25, 2011
Carp Redux 2011 - Dingy Water Mirror Carp
I had every intention of getting in a lot of carp by fly time today. However, Mother Nature had a different idea it seems.
We received more rain last night and that's a good thing. It didn't seem like all that much rain however. Once I got to the creek this morning I knew my fishing would be shortlived. The creek was as dingy today as yesterday, but the flow was down some.
Seeing a disturbance in the water downstream, I snuck every so slowly to that spot. In the shallows was a lone carp mostly hidden from my vision. Taking a chance I plopped the olive and orange Carpolo Charlie in on his front and watched him. Within five seconds I lifted the rod tip and felt his presence.
Ten minutes later he was in my hand. This fish would not give up. I finally waded out into the creek and scooped him up before he gave himself out entirely.
Since I was on the creek and on foot it made sense to just go ahead and wade downstream in hopes of seeing more carp. Leaving the pasture known as Honey Hole, I waded through the pastures of Worm Pool, Shipwreck, Well Springs Pool, Well Springs Shallows, the Bend and the Beach. This is about a mile of water and only two carp were spotted.
That's part of carping by fly I guess. If the rain holds off today, the creek should be more fishable tomorrow. Hopefully.