Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Carp! It's that time of year.

Having fished the stream last Sunday I knew the quilback and redhorse were pooled up. It's gonna rain this weekend so I wanted to fish before the streams go dirty. My closest streams meander through Iowa's corn fields, a little rain quickly muddies the water. I don't catch much in muddy creeks. Check out this nice bender. From below I target the rock bank and the snag.

The rootball motel. Usually housing a couple smallies. Today, the carp had it booked.

Carp are picky eaters. I heard from the man Barry Reynolds that carp don't like flashy flies. I took em on wet flies and midges -- using flies with no flash was key. Top two wet flies were best producers.
Redhorse pictured above.

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