In the shallow part of this pasture were three young carp feeding and I wanted to fish them. However coiled in the way was a cottonmouth. This was the first cottonmouth I've seen on the creek this year - a short, blunt, nasty looking sucker. I could tell he wasn't going to budge and I wasn't about to try and make it, so I passed on this water.
Upstream I stuck the first carp feeding at the upper end of a large pool. Then upstream to another set of shallows and more young carp feeding. Took a young fellow while he was grazing.
I saw a lot of young carp today, which is good. Young carp grow and become big carp and hopefully we will have a good crop of carp to fish for years.
It didn't take long to begin to lose light and that would result in blind fishing. I decided to leave the blind fishing to another day and leave the creek hot and sweaty... but, happy.