I went to one of my favorite early season spots this morning and was surprised to find the entire area covered in ice from last nights cold temperatures. I broke some of it close to shore and it was about half an inch thick. I left, went home and did a few errands and later went back in mid afternoon and found the ice completely gone so I started fishing. I was soon joined by fellow RI CAGer Nick and we baited up with sweet corn and put out the lines and waited. Nick got the first and I believe the second fish. But, soon they moved into my spot and I started getting them. And, the hits kept coming and coming as the fishing got hotter as the water warmed in the afternoon sun. At the end of a afternoon, Nick and I landed a total of 10 carp, mostly mirrors. Those are fantastic numbers for this time of year. It was a perfect example of how the fish tend to hit at the warmest part of the day in the early season.