|I landed this common this morning. The cool mornings have|
worked out best for me in recent weeks.
So, lately, I have been going with just bait on the hair rig. My best producer has been a small kernel of maize locked onto the hair with an artificial corn. I've tried varying the colors and they are all working about the same. I've caught using pink, orange and white artificials. I've tried going with just artificial corn to avoid turtles, and that has not worked so well. It seems like the real thing with an artificial seems to be the most effective way to go for me.
Best time of the day for me has been before noontime. Once the sun and heat take over, the fishing really trails off.
So, no silver bullet at this time of year. Fish the cool mornings, get into a shady spot and hope a carp will make the alarm scream!