Thursday, August 18, 2011

Prelude to Grass Carp Glory

submarine spotting
My backyard pond has some big grass carp. These carp have my respect as I've yet to lay a finger on them. I danced with one brute for roughly 10 min before horsing out my fly, straightened another meager nymph hook, and missed two amazing takes on a grasshopper. This is the kind of stuff that keeps me up at night. I can hear those grass torpedos laughing from my bedroom window.

I also wonder what my neighbors think of me doing a panther crawl down to the weed wall only to catch loads of bluegill.

if all the gills were this size they wouldn't be so annoying


7 comments:

  1. I've never caught a grass carp, but I imagine it would be one heck of a fight! They get huge!

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  2. Backyard pond, Grass Carp....dude. Try a weed fly. I heard of a guy tying the plastic fishtank weeds to a hoook and getting action on Grassies. They eat alot of weeds....I may have to come down and fish with you sometime. Grass Carp are high on my wishlist.

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  3. I caught my first one this year.
    http://fishwithkev.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-first-grassy.html

    I think my only hope was the cicada hatch going on. They were keying on them.

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  4. Kev - thanks for linking your grassie post. I'm getting the same nonchalant sips on terrestrials. I just need that one big slurp to get a solid hook up.

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  5. Oh man that carp on Kev2380's blog is huge. You know what you should do. Make a ball of grass, soak it in some fertilizer and tie it on your hook. See if he'll take that stink-wad.

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  6. Nate - that would be "matching the hatch". Good call.

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  7. John, I have had a few hits before on a chernobyl ant. The ones with the foam body.

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