Of course we are thankful for every drop rain we get, but the simple truth is it wasn't enough to solve the long term problem of a shrinking creek. Here in Oklahoma, we are in the same pickle as much of the rest the nation finds itself - exceptional drought.
Surprisingly though the first three rain events, which came in subsequent days was enough to freshen the creek and wash some of the scum and algae away. Upon seeing a somewhat healthier looking creek I decide to make some limited and short outings. Since July 7th, I've been out three times, including this morning, and kept the outings to no more than two hours.
The truth is I love these creatures. Yes, I love capturing them, but I also love them for just what they are. To do anything that might stress them more weighs heavy on this old man's heart and mind.
The three outings I've made did produce some cozing with carp and here are those images.