|This good looking mirror in the net in the water was landed|
two nights ago at dark. Key on fishing the right times.
So, this happens in summer. With the warming water and water levels dropping, the carp get into a funk and are not feeding as heavily as in cooler water. In addition, the pests like turtles and horned pout are numerous. For instance, in the last two weeks I have landed 11 snapping turtles and 2 sun turtles. Awful!
But, realize there are still some fish to be had if you follow these few tips:
*Try fishing in the cooler times....morning, evening, and at night along with rainy days.
* If there are lots of pests around, try getting rid of the method ball. Turtles make a B-line right for that ball.
* Use harder baits like maize, chick peas, boiles and tiger nuts. Avoid sweet corn.
*Continue to use artificials.
*Prebait if you can, though it will also bring turtles around.
*Get into moving water. Fish in the rivers are much more active in the heat than fish in ponds.
* Try heading north. Some of our guys have been doing real well in the Merrimack River, a hot spot in summer weather due to its cooler water.