Charlie and I have lassoed and branded well over 200 carp since March 28 of this year. In talking with Charlie today I suggested we might as well go for 250 by December 31st and this would be a fine way to end up the Carp Crusades of 2010. Charlie agrees. With the best count that we can come up with we have about 215 carp, but for argument sake we are going to start at 200, which means we need another fifty carp with only forty-six calendar days left.
Now, that may not sound like a tall task, but consider right off the bat Charlie going out of town for a week beginning Monday. Then, with today's rain it's going to be three or four days before the creek is clear enough to fish. And of course, the temperatures are going to continue to fall and we really don't know how this will effect the carp. Will they stay tucked in their cozy undercut-bank homes? Or, will they come to the level field of battle?
We will see. Fifty more carp by December 31st. Then, we start a new year.