Darren and I both lost nice fish to break offs which can be very frustrating. Our plan was to go in different directions on a loop trail so we could cover a big swath of water and eventually meet up.. It is roughly 3.5 miles on the loop. Shots on fish were not a problem and schools of 5 to 10 fish were moving through very shallow marsh. The challenge is this march area has ridiculous obstacles so when a good fish eats & gets tight, some luck is involved in a getting them clear of stick ups on the initial run or they will weave you a sweater in that shit pronto. You HAVE to put heat on them or they are gone 100% of the time. We never got a drop of rain on us but it was clearly heavy to the North and South of us. Air temps were in the mid 60s with gray skies. Fish were tailing/dimpling and easy to spot from long distances so the lack of light didn't affect us like it normally would have. It actually helped hide our shadows in an otherwise open area with no back drops and close quiet presentations weres much easier than it would have been in blue bird skies and casting from a crouched position. Good solid fun!
|A fish quietly working in a pocket about 15' from me.|
That was pretty golden hued carp. be glad you live where you do, as far as carpin goes.
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