Friday, September 25, 2020

Photo of the Day....Nighttime Mirror

Here's a nighttime mirror that was landed this evening after dark.
Now is a great time to fish at night for carp here in RI.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Nighttime Productive


Here's a nice mirror in the net that was 
landed a couple of nights ago.  Nighttime fishing
for carp is especially productive in the fall!

It's that time of year.  Night's darkness is arriving earlier and earlier and when I am not striper fishing, I find myself heading out after super with my carp gear and headlight, ready for some nighttime  carp fishing. I find the fall to be especially productive for fishing for carp in the darkness.  Besides, you can get in several hours of fishing and still get home at a reasonable hour.

There is no difference between your approaches to fishing for carp at night or in the daytime.  Same baits, same spots are good, same gear. Get yourself a good headlamp and you are ready.  Still, I know many find fishing in the darkness unnatural and difficult.  I love the quiet stillness of darkness. The excitement comes when the alarm screams off and puts an exciting end to the silence.

I've been out several times at night in the last week or so and have some fish every outing.  In each case, I did prebait my spots, a key to success.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Winner: Essence of Carp Fishing Photo Contest


My entry has won the Essence of Carp Fishing Photo Contest sponsored by the Carp Anglers Group (CAG).  This is a monthly photo contest for members, and winners are awarded a $100 gift certificate.  For me, the essence of carp fishing here in RI is catching beautiful Mirror Carp, and this was a beauty.  Surprisingly, I captured this photo with my phone, an LG G7 Thin Q, a phone that takes fabulous photos. CAG sponsors all kinds of contests and tournaments for its members.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Porker of the Year


This is the porker that I caught yesterday in
the light rain.  It is the fattest carp I have caught
this year.

September is the start of fall fishing and carp tend to really feed up for winter when the cooler fall nights arrive. 

Yesterday I fished in the light rain and unsettled weather, great conditions for early fall.  I was rewarded with the fattest carp I have landed this year.  I estimate the fish was about 25 lbs., but it was the shortest 25 lber. I have ever landed!

The fish hit a maize/white artificial combo bait on  the hair rig, the set-up that has worked for me all summer.  I was also using a method ball around my sinker.

From now until mid November is prime time to catch a big carp here in RI. Some of the biggest carp that I have landed over the years in this state have been caught in this time frame.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Photo of the Day....A Gorgeous Summer Mirror


The water is low and it is warm, but there are still some good fish to be had
at this end of summer.