It just took a couple of sunny days with temperatures in the forties and low fifties, and the carp fishing season is off and running. I fished yesterday evening and this afternoon and landed a good number of mirror carp (see photos of a couple of fish from today). I got them on hair rigged sweet corn (see previous post). You just know spring is here when you see carp moving around the shallows, bluegills moving near shore and bugs flying in the air. The new season has finally arrived!
Just a reminder about the fishing rules at this time of year. Fishing is permitted in non-trout stocked waters. Any places where trout are stocked are off limits. Trout stocked waters are usually posted or you can find a listing on the DEM website.