|I landed this decent mirror today using|
sweet corn on the hair rig (at right).
A key early success is to find fish that are willing to hit. At this time of year, the carp tend to be bunched up. Find one and you tend to find many. As a rule, shallow ponds that warm quickly tend to fish better than deeper ponds.
I have been having decent success in the last couple of days while using a simple approach. Things will get more complicated as the weather warms in May, but for right now, keep it simple.