One thing I love about this carp fishing is that it is a continuing learning experience. Take today, for example. I was having a frustrating day. I had fished a couple of spots with no success at all. In those spots, I was casting way out to places I normally catch them at this time. I moved to the last location of the day and was having no luck there either fishing way out. I was about to leave when I noticed the slightest movement in the water very close to shore. It was maybe a foot deep in a lot of muck and leaves. Was that a carp? I decided to try this location. Well, I hit the jackpot, landing 5 mirrors in a short period of time (see pics of two of them at right and left). There was not one fish but a whole bunch of them just hanging around this very shallow water. And, they were active tearing off with my sweet corn on the take. Even the thrashing fish that I had on did not frighten the others which usually happens in shallow water.
The other unique thing about this outing was that I landed all these fish right near and at dark, a time that is usually not good in December. So, today's outing did not follow the December norm, but we all know that carp fishing is a lot of experimentation, and today's change in tactics really worked out for me.