|Seven hours on the Merrimack|
produced nothing. It took just fifteen
minutes to get this mirror in a spot
close to home.
On the way home from the Merrimack, I hit a local spot that I had been prebaiting. It would be dark in an hour, but I still decided to give this place a try. Within fifteen minutes, I had a nice mirror (see photo). Seven hours on the Merrimack and nothing, fifteen minutes in a spot close to home and a fish. This morning I decided I was not going far so I fished real close to home. In two hours I had 5 carp on the bank and lost another one. Once again, this was a fishy spot that I baited and fished often so the carp stick around.
So, moral of the story here....the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. I do like going on adventures in some "exotic" spots, but sometimes fishing high percentage spots close to home does have its advantages.