Saturday, July 14, 2012
Diarrhea Water and Clooping Carp
Last night I had no intention of fishing but when I woke this morning I had an itch. So I headed to the local carp water without taking it consideration what the recent rains may have done to the river. Once I reached the water I realized it was going to a waste of time. The water was up even more than last time and it was completely black. Visibility was only a few inches so I wouldn't be sight casting today. For the first time ever in my brief carping career I finally saw clooping carp (or rising carp). I've only read or seen it on video, never in person. My carp box has very little in a dry fly selection and I tried an emerger dry without much success. I moved toward shallower water where I could briefly spot cruising and tailing carp. With even the most perfect cast to these fish, they refused.