I've been skiing up a storm in the last few weeks hitting the slopes four and five times a week. And, I have done zero fishing. We are at a stand still in the carp fishing world of southern New England. The ponds and lakes are snow and ice covered. Even the rivers have frozen in most spots, and there is no let up to the cold in the next ten days. Even if I could fish my river spots, it would be near impossible to get there as I have to trek through woods to get to many of my most productive locations.And, there is four to five feet of snow in most of these locations.
So, it is a good time to reassess your gear. I just ordered a bunch of hooks and artificial bait. You might want take stock of your gear and order stuff you might need. You could also tie up a bunch of hair rigs, get your gear in order, clean your reels or read about carp fishing techniques on the Internet.
Here's another time filler....check out the newest online magazine edition of the North American Carp Angler (NACA) published by the Carp Angler Group. The first edition for 2015 is a large "double edition" and features a lot of info on winter carp fishing as well as rigging and baiting ideas. You don't have to be a member to access the magazine. You can find the magazine by clicking here: NACA