Work was brutal all week and I had a family wedding on Sat so I stayed local and fished close to home on foot Sunday. I had intended to wade fish for Carp but wind wasn't right early and temps were in the 90s by late morning so we looked at other stuff. Started on some farm ponds for Blue Gill and they were eating any dry or nymph you threw at em. Nothing of great size but pretty fish. It was interesting in the variations of the blue gill. You will get some variation from pond to pond but the ones below were all caught standing in the same spot and they look completely different. After we sore lipped a mess of gills we went looking at other water. I decided on Coastal trout in the local mountians. They dont get big but it's always fun so we headed up into a local Canyon I like. It was nice and cool down in there amongst the redwoods. Once we got down into the gorge, we went seperate directions. We met up in a couple of hours and together we had around 20 wild Rainbows. The bugs were thick with ever conceivable hatch going off. Just about every pool had several little bows.
From there we headed down to the valley for carp. The ones I chose to fish are tough and two can not fish effectivly with out them busting you. I wanted Milton to get his first carp on a fly so I spotted and he was on deck. After a few refusals and some major patience the right fish ate and he connected ina big way. He was using a 4wt and I know better so I take some of the blame. BUT, we damn near landed that fish on 5x! It was a nice fish about 10-12lbs. I dont usually fish the fish with less than a 7 and 8 is standard and not over kill. They are strong river fish. Anyway, the fish broke him off on a concrete chunk. So, it ended in a beat down but it was a fun as hell.