One of more memorable fish for the year happen today. It was about 20 ft down the bank in shallow water cruising away from me with a brush pile between us. I wouldn't make this cast count 95 out of 100 but I nailed it about a 18" ahead and just to the right of the fish and everything connected. It was really rewarding! Yeah I know, I guess you had to be there. Anyway, the weather was less than ideal for sight fishing carp but I went anyway today. The defused light with light amber lenses isn't too bad to fish in if there is no wind glare. Suprising number of close range shots on cruisers despite the shit weather.. We had about 20 minutes of beautiful sunshine filled windless sky about 3pm and they shut off like a switch and I didn't so much as see fish the rest of the afternoon. I'll hit em again in the morning as it seems I was a bit late today and I sense they are on a morning bite. I actually passed on a coupl of little rat Carp and that doesn't happen very often in Late Dec/Jan so I would rate the fishing as good for my neck of the woods. In an attemp to get a self xmas Carp photo, I had it set on a 20 sec delay. Just as I gatheered up the fish in my hands a gnarly gust with sideways pounding rain rolled through and the camera took a dive and did a lens plant in the mud just as it flahed the shot..I will remember that fish.
This one put up a good battle and then surfaced and called uncle