I got out today and landed several nice carp (2 mirrors and a common) in some cool, raw weather (see photos). These are my first ones in Dec. as I blanked on Dec.1st. For the first time this fall I noticed the fish were sluggish on the take as well as the fight. That does happen in cold weather and cold water. The takes were very subtle, sometimes just a series of small taps on rod tip. When this happens, pick up the rod, engage the reel and give it a slight pull and hope for the best. It worked that way several times today. The best bait today was a small kernel of maize with a small artificial kernel of yellow pop up corn. I used no method, an approach I generally use in winter, a time when less is usually better.