It took a while this year, but yesterday I landed my 100th carp for 2013. It is the latest I have reached the century mark in the last three years.
The year started off very slow for me with the ice, snow and cold weather of winter and early spring. Winter fishing was nonexistent as most places were frozen solid. And, the beginning of March was no better here in northern RI. While March was slow for me, April fishing lit up, especially in the last three weeks. I have been concentrating my efforts in and around the Blackstone River and catching mainly mirrors. Yesterday's 100th fish was part of an 8 fish haul, a real good day in this game of carp fishing. Fishing has been steady for me with most outings in the last three weeks producing 1-4 fish. Those days have been mixed in with better days of 7-8 fish. I am using chick peas for the most part, but sweet corn is also catching in places where it is legal. Surprisingly, the best times for me have been late morning into early afternoon.