|This August "20" was landed|
during yesterday's nasty weather.
I've written many times about how nasty weather turns on carp fishing, especially the fishing for larger fish. I've fished in northeasters, tropical storms and even hurricanes (fished during Sandy), and all of these stormy events have been unbelievable for me. A storm like yesterday's that breaks a streak of warm and sunny weather seems to bring the big fish to life. I was even catching the end of it this morning in the cooler, higher water. I suspect that we will get back into the normal, small fish fishing starting tomorrow.
During these good two days, I have landed my 500th carp of the year. I am on a summer roll right now like I have never experienced before with outstanding fishing from July continuing right into August. It is so good that I have surged ahead of last year's numbers. Last year ended up with over 1300 fish, a record year numbers-wise for me. For that to happen again, I will need a boatload of luck and some favorable late fall, early winter weather. But, who knows what the rest of the year holds in this game? Right now, everything is working out.
|This hefty mirror, landed this morning, is number 500 on the year!|