Members of the RI Carp Anglers Group held a fish-in yesterday evening on the Blackstone River. A fish-in is simply a gathering of carp fishermen who get together and fish a certain area. We were fishing a good spot that had been giving up good size carp in recent weeks. But, not tonight. There were 6 experienced fishermen that showed up to fish. Each guy put out two rods with a variety of baits. In addtion, I had baited the spot up two days in a row. The total catch was three horned pout or bullhead. That was it. We did see a few carp jump but they would not hit. It points out three things about carp fishing in RI that many of us know all too well:
1. Carp are difficult fish to catch.
2. Summertime fishing is very much an on and off deal. It was off last night.
3. We seem to blank at most fish-ins here in RI regardless of where we fish or when we fish.