|I landed this common this morning. It was|
my only fish in the last three outings.
In the last three outings I've gotten exactly one carp which I caught this morning. Another tell tale sign of the cold is that the fish I caught this morning was very sluggish on the take and very sluggish on the fight. This happens when the water temps are way down. Here's yet another sign that winter is quickly approaching. I was driving up to skiing today (yes, I am now skiing) and I drove by a number of small ponds north of the RI border. Nearly all of them had a thin coating of ice. I've never seen that this early in November.
We've been spoiled in the last couple of years with very warm weather in November and December, and very good carp fishing that held up till late December. I think this year is a different animal. Unless things warm up mighty fast, I hate to say this, but we are approaching the end of productive carp fishing in the ponds and lakes around here. It will end with the ice arrives. The way the weather is shaping up, we are not far away from that happening in RI.