Saturday, March 26, 2011

Love it..

when a plan comes together. Ended up with two eats, a couple of blown chances and refusals on about a dozen shots total for the day. The second fish I stuck came unbuttoned sadly. I wanted that fish as it was about 12-15lb mirror. Carp really shallow and little skittish but otherwise active tailers and some deeper mudding fish. Quality was awesome. Seen nothing under 12lbs and not many of those. Mojority were old wise bastards. Water was clear on the ponds despite the rage of the creek, but it doesnm't directy feed them. Stayed on two lakes and fished them hard for 6 hours. Will change lakes tomorrow and rest em.

water was up on the service roads Thursday!

 Handfull in and out of the water... 8lb tippet!

Friday, March 25, 2011

There back!

Today marks the start of my Carp on the fly season. Today was the first day this year where I got a visual on happy tailing carp! That means I have an honest 7-8 months of sight fishing ahead of me! I was bass fishing and not prepared for them so I didn't cast on em. I'll be back tomorrow. One was a nice fish in the mid 20s and I drove home with a huge smile. That first wave of pre spawn fish always seems to have the better quantity and quality.

Although we can target carp year round on the fly around here in a couple of locations, It's tough, they tend to be sluggish and you need ground bait to bring any in. Even then you have a good chance of a blank. It isn't beneath me and fun to catch a few off season fish on a corn or bread fly, nothing is better to me than stalking big fish in clear water for a legit eat..So much more meaningful. I caught my first few 2011 Carp on corn flies in Late January early Feb when we had about two weeks of mid to high 70s, It took 3 days to pull that off and I hung it up for the last 2 months with all the rain we've been getting. Have a good season folks!

A fat January Carp caught on a corn fly

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Random fishing...

With one front moving in after another fishing has been tough. Expecially on the stream and river fisherman. Coastal Stealhead is all but done since the season will close on a lot of water before things clean up and we have more rain coming. Many of the lakes are holding up great though. The urban bass fishing is also good and since the area I live is pock marked with water all over the place I'm taking advantage of it on a daily basis.

There is bass behind your library too

Greener pastures ahead!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Monday, March 7, 2011

Same old

Fishing is ok. Good largemouth fishing and somewhat tough on Stripers of any size. That will change as we move into Spring. Im somewhat focused on Bass right now and will leave the Stripers alone for the next month or two.

Big fly, small fish