|This fully scaled mirror is one of two carp that I |
landed last evening. I had two more this evening
in some brutal weather.
Yes, I did fish the last two days and it was like fishing in the middle of February. I thought for sure the weather would kill the fishing, but I did manage to find a few fish that were willing to hit.
Today was especially tough. With snow mixing with rain, temperatures stayed in the 30's with a stiff wind. Prior to today I had a streak of 15 straight days of catching carp in April. So I was hoping to extend that streak today. I baited up one of my favorite spots with maize this afternoon and returned in the evening. It took all of ten minutes before the alarm screamed, and I was onto a carp that took my combo bait of maize and a white artificial corn on the hair rig. That fish was a beautiful mirror that weighed about 6 lbs. Another fish about the same size was landed a half hour later, and I had one more fish on that I lost. On a brutal night when I knew that catching one fish would be a big deal, I was quite pleased with landing 2 carp.
I am hoping to get back to catching larger fish this week once this nasty weather clears out and warmer weather returns.