Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Finally had a break in the wind, at least enough so I could get on some Stripers. Striper have moved into the normal summer pattern. Fishing was decent and size was average. Reservior levels are really dropping and it was smokin hot on the water. Carp on the fly is excellent for numbers with hundreds of smaller cookie cutter school fish at most places but the damn wind has been brutal this last month! It has been some of the windiest weather we have had all year. Usually wind doesn't really affect the carp flats to much but 20kt constantly turned all my good flats over and made things pretty tough visually. It layed down over the weekend and the carp fishing really turned on once things settled and cleared a bit. 5-6 hours on Sunday gave up nearly 20 fish as apposed to the day before where I spent the day looking at new water all day and scratched out only one fish! Size was not stellar but they are hard fighting and challenging so I was happy with it. Thats a major improvement from one day to the next. It's that time of year when I head up in the high country for Goldens. I'll be heading up there in a couple of weeks for a few days of solitude. Really looking forward to it.
Posted by David McKenzie at 5:22 PM
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Always love your pictures. What is that often seen orange headed carp killer if you don't mind?
I'm gonna take a wild guess, Gregg ... before David gives the answer.
An egg sucking bugger ?
Ah JM I enlarged the photo and so it seems. Funny, ties I have with bright orange heads don't do well, probably happenstance is all.
The ESL works pretty well here during the summer. It has a a lot presence in the stained water and hits the water quiet.
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