Today's outing started off with a bang. I was fishing a spot this morning that I had prebaited with maize last evening. Within a few minutes of casting both rods out, the alarm goes off on one rod. While I am playing that fish the second alarm goes off and now it becomes a Chinese Fire Drill trying to get both fish ashore. Luckily, I landed both since I had been fishing in a place that was full of debris and obstacles. Both fish were mirrors in the 6-8 lb. range. Both were caught on flavored maize.
Fishing has been difficult and limiting in the last week or so. The extremely high and flooded waters have forced me to fish spots I normally don't fish at this time of year. In these spots I must wear waders to walk the shore. Most of the places where I normally catch my big fish are not fishable at this time. So, I continue to hit these smaller spots that are somewhat difficult with all kinds of bushes and trees in the water, but still fishable. These small places have been producing a steady 2-4 carp per outing that weight 5-10 lbs. So, I'm not complaining. But, do hope the water levels drop soon so I can once again start targeting bigger fish..