January, February, March and April were all record months for me personally as I landed more carp those months than ever before. However, May, 2012, has been one of the worst Mays (numbers wise) that I have ever experienced. I usually can land close to a hundred fish in May. But, I will be lucky to get 40 fish this month. On the flip side, I did land a PB 40 lber. this month so I can't really complain.
Blame the crazy weather in May on the lower numbers. All the patterns go out the window this year because we had a record warm winter and early spring. I saw a lot of fish spawning in April. Some, however, spawned in May. May's weather has also been inconsistent with a lot of rain. Many of the ponds are extremely high right now with water (and I believe carp) in the woods in many places. It's also been cold and rainy one day, in the eighties the next.
So, for whatever the reason, this has been a slow May thus far. Let's hope the numbers improve in June.