|This good size mirror is number 200 for the year. Fishing|
has been hot in this cold and miserable weather.
Right now, I feel like a baseball pitcher who is in a groove. Every thing is going just right. I seem to be in the right spots at the right times and using the right baits. That's what happens in carp fishing when you get on a roll. Oh, it will all unravel eventually, but right now, everything is right. In the last two days, for instance, I have landed a whopping 34 carp that ranged from small ones all the way up to fish in the teens. I have been concentrating on shallow ponds and lakes since the rivers are unfishable due to high water.
All of my fish have been caught on sweet corn or a combo bait of sweet corn and artificial corn fished on the hair rig. I'm also using a method ball. Another key to my success is that I have been prebaiting the locations I have been fishing, and that has made a major difference. If I am fishing a place in the evening, I try to prebait in the morning or early afternoon.
So, fishing is as good as it gets right now. I have seen very few fishermen venturing out in this cold and miserable weather, but it is working for me in a big way.