|I landed this small common this morning. For|
me, it's been a lot of small ones lately.
They are not always big. I'm on what I'd call a "small streak". I have gotten a number of small carp in the last week in a place where I was catching bigger fish several weeks ago. That's the way it goes. Groups of fish move in, groups of fish move out. The bigger ones, which probably headed to deeper and cooler water, will be back eventually.
We are in a difficult period of carp fishing right now in southern New England. There is extremely high and unfishable waters in many places, particularly in the rivers. Many of the ponds are choking with weed brought on by the run-offs from all these big rainstorms making fishing difficult. In addition, the vegetation growth along the shore is awful and I find that I am constantly trimming the shoreline vegetation with a clipper that I carry in my bag. Finally, the mosquitoes are out in force due to the rain and warm weather.
Still, the carp continue to hit. A combo bait of maize and a white, artificial corn pop-up on the hair rig is my main bait these days. I am also fishing this bait with a method ball packed around my sinker. Mornings and evenings have been the best times, just what you'd expect in the dead of summer.