It's been tough the last three days. Two of those days were on the Delta. Highs and lows, wind and sun with lots of small Stripers. I was also caught in a wierd wind gust that kicked up a horrible dust storm right in my path.
Great time both days but today I threw in the towl and headed to the coast. A friend, who lives on a small sort of private lake invited me and said he and his friends have brought the carp in and I should come on over and give it a go on the fly rod. I never turn down this invite and I always catch excellent quality fish here.
He is quite the the rough fisher and has an excellent set up for bait fishing but to fly fish you have to trek around tight shore line and roll cast to targets. My plan was to fish Corn Flies and look for fish in the shallows that are tailing, looking for straggler pieces of ground bait that has been thrown out. Not exactly fly fishing, but not exactly not fly fishing I guess. Either way you look at it, its lots of fun with very strong fish that pull like trucks.
Long story short, I fished the parimater of what they call there "swim". I tried not to blow out there area and spook fish. I saw several and I was able to get 4 or 5 to pounce on the fly and connect with only two. Its difficult to see them make the final move on the fly with the wind and rain we had today.
They kind of laughed that I even to photos of these youngsters but I was happy. They ended the day with several fish in the high teens-low 20s from what he told me. The wind and rain got a little overwhelming and I called it about 3pm. Ended up taking a walk on the beach on the way home since I was already drenched. A nice rainy day diversion.
Delta dust storm
Not a soul at the beach today