|This is one of 14 carp landed today as the fish|
were super active in this rainy weather. A
variety of methods worked today.
To catch these fish I used a variety of methods. In one spot where the fish were way out I was fishing hair rigged maize with a small method ball packed around the sinker. In another spot where I could see a lot of fish moving around in close, I freelined doughballs and maize after tossing in some freebies to lure the fish to my location. In still another spot under a mulberry tree, I freelined mulberries.
All the methods were working today because the fish were super active in this bad weather. Over the years I have discovered that the nastier the conditions the better the carp fishing usually is. Of course, most fishermen will not go out in this weather as I never saw another fisherman today. They don't know what they are missing.
It is now July 7 and I have landed a whopping 80 carp in this seven day period. At a time of year in which I am usually experiencing the summer doldrums of slow fishing, July has been red hot for me.