|Here's a recent good size mirror. May fishing|
has been way off in this cold and rainy weather.
The cold and rainy weather has given the fish lockjaw. Funny thing is that I am seeing them. I've seen some jumping and I have also seen bubble trails. In one spot I actually saw several swim right by the shore where I was fishing. Just out of curiosity, I put a bait pile right in the spot where I saw them. A few minutes later, I saw a group of five carp swim right over the bait pile without even giving it a look! I guess they were not interested in feeding.
I've written many times about how lousy weather can light up the carp fishing. Warm rain is golden, cold rain sucks. Problem we have been having in May is that we keep getting a cold rain with northeast winds. That has dropped the water temperatures, and has put the carp feed on hold. Couple that with high water everywhere. Most of the big rivers are unfishable due to high, fast water. Most of the ponds are flooded with water in the woods. Not a good scene overall.
So, I have my fingers crossed that this weather will return to normal soon, and the carp fishing will improve. After all, May has traditionally been one of the best months of the year. Hopefully, the second half will live up to its reputation.