Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A little Dry carpin

Well my good friend Shane and I had the urge to get out and do some carping. We decided to head to the old standby area to fish. After the 1.5 hour drive we parked the truck and started searching for carp. Sadly we couldnt find one single carp in the entire bay. Frustrated at this spot being dead for the second time in a row, we climbed back into the truck and decided to head about 75 miles the opposite way to fish a river that holds alot of carp. Upon arrival at the river, we noticed that it was slightly cloudier than normal, but still found a few tailing carp. Sadly they werent even the least bit interested in taking what we were throwing. I did manage to bring to hand a 22+ inch brown on one of my carp bugs. Sorry guys, no pics of it.

Well plan B was a bust also, so we dicided to try plan C. We got back in the truck and took off towards a reservior that was producing earlier in the week for Shane. As we were passing a small res on the way, we saw thousands of carp that appeared to be tailing.Shane jammed on the brakes, pulled off to the side of the highway, and with 5 min we were geared up and running down the bank headed toward the carp. When we got into position, we realized the carp werent tailing, they were taking midges on the surface. There were multiple hundreds of cruising schools of 20 or so carp just swiiming on the surface with their mouths open taking in midges. Well for the next 2 hours, I hooked into just under a dozen carp on dries. WHAT A RUSH!!!! The takes were EPIC. If you haven't ever experienced this words could never do the experience justice. There is a good possibility that I might never stumble onto an evening like this the rest of my life, (I hope that isnt true) but I am glad that I was able to experience it.

Now for the Eye candy :)
 Sadly Shane was only able to hook up with this lone carp. He had alot of take on the dry but just couldnt get the stars to align. I am super appreciative for all the knowldege I have gained about carping from this guy. He has showed me alot of awesome techniques.
 About the run of the mill size for the day. Somewher in the 7-10lb range
 A face only a mother could love.

 Royal Humpy caught most of my fish today.
 For my eastern friends and followers (maybe some westerners also) you should recognize this fly. Anyone that knows me knows that this fly is and always will be my go to fly. It was just icing on the cake to take yet another species on it. I might have to start a patriot grand slam or something.
In summary, this was probably one mf my most memorable trips that I have ever been on. I feel so blessed to be able to make so many fishing trips and to fish so many areas of the country. We put over 400 miles on the odometer, while ivestigating 3 bodies of water. Thanks Shane, Your the man!
Also check out Shanes Blog..... www.thefishhunterchronicles.wordpress.com.

1 comment:

  1. Now that's a hell of a day of carpin!! I've only been lucky enough to catch one on a dry , but you're right , it's something to witness.
    After a day like that it would have taken a week to wipe the smile off my face!