|This fish was one of many taken from a spot reached only by|
kayak. It was featured in my discovery story.
After this contest I decided to continue with my discovery quest. I began fishing some new spots I had never fished before in the fall, basically places that NO ONE fished that were off the beaten paths. That has lead to a fabulous fall for me with loads of fish on the bank. In the month of October alone I landed 175 carp, unheard of numbers for fall fishing. Most of those fish came from newly discovered locations.
If there is any advice I could give to new carpers, I would say don't be afraid to explore and discover new spots. Most newbies take the approach of going to spots that others mention or write about. These spots will produce, but it is often the leftovers that others did not catch or fussy fish that have been caught recently. When you think about the Blackstone River, for instance, I know that most fishermen are crowded into a few easy access locations. Realize there are parts of the river loaded with carp that have never seen a bait before. If you can get in on these spots first or discover them, you can have some phenomenal fishing.
Give discovery a try. You might end up blanking in some spots, but then again, you might just discover some unbelievable fishing that you will have all to yourself.