I have have never seen a Carp this small. Well, atleast not in the wild. I know they are there, but they seem to absent as apposed to other spiecies of fish where the dinks are everywhere. This little gold Nugget actually ate a fly. I cast on a pretty good fish that was mudding, felt a grab, and launched the little dude about 6 feet in the air. Must of been picking left overs in the wake. Anyway, it was a first.
So ends my summer fishing season. Fall is officially going to be on us soon. One would not know it, with the mid 90 summer like temps, lazy warm water Carp and hangin by the pool, but it's coming. Infact, the best fishing in these parts is the next 4 months. I more than likely wont get out much around here until the first week of October as I leave for Alaska Friday night and return on the 1st for a few days, then leave again to North Eastern part of the state for another week of fishing. Sucks, but sombody's got to do it.
Finished up my summer Striper fishing yesterday and didn't really go out with a bang. It's been a fantastic Summer as far as fishing goes, but a wierd year in general. Weve been a month behind all year climate wise. August fished like June/July and Sept has been like August. Fishing was tough yesterday and it was more like mid August fishing, with the fish deep and not really wanting to chase much. Enough fish were caught but not much quality and it was ridiculously hot on the water. No wind, high 90s and who knows what the index on the water was. Needless to say I was ready for basting by the end of the day. The good news is the River Stripers are starting push up stream from the beaches of the Pacific right now and will be around until April. The fun never stops!