Monday, July 7, 2014

On a Mulberry High

I've had probably the best July I have ever experienced fishing mulberries.  It's a big year for the berries probably due to the wet spring and cool weather.  The bumper crop is falling like raindrops into the water in places where trees border a carp pond or lake.  And, it has the carp going nuts.
In the last three days I have landed 27 carp while freelining mulberries.  Most of these fish have ranged from 10 to 20 lbs. with at least two of them over twenty pounds.  Today, for instance I got out in the morning and landed 5 commons and 1 mirror.  I went back in the evening and grabbed 2 commons and 1 mirror.  All of today's fish were over 10 lbs.
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. We seem to be past the mulberry peak as the number of berries is diminishing.  Generally, the berry drop is over by the middle of July.
This hog with its bulging gut has been feeding on mulberries.  It was
landed this evening on a freelined mulberry.

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