Friday, August 17, 2012
The instant I made it in the water I noticed three or four carp within casting distance. I blew each opportunity until I lost them in the darker deeper water. So I left and waded downstream. It was not long before I came across a feeder. I casted right over him and I feared I spooked him but no, it stood its ground even after I felt that I foul hooked him, most likely somewhere near the tail. Normally that's game over but this fish simply moved three feet to my left ad resumed feeding. So I casted to him again and he was on. He fought hard with a few sprints but no long runs. Forgetting my boga I did not have a chance to weight him. I figure above 6lbs maybe closer to seven.
With that area now disturbed I moved further downstream. The wind was now beginning to pick up and I casted along bass twin tule and tried my luck for some bass. Although the wind was blowing this section of tules, they were moving more violently than the wind conditions were dictating. I knew there was a fish feeding within those weeds. I casted into it and instantly I was hooked up. This fish bull dogged me the whole time and I figured it may have been a nice bass. eventually the fish came up high enough to notice that it was another carp. This fish, like the last, only made few attempts at a sprint but no long runs. When I finally got it to hand it was about a 4 pounder. After that I had my fix and headed out of there. Not a bad day for about a hours worth of work.