Saturday, December 19, 2015

Staying busy...

After my trip to Grand Isle, LA I spent most of the next week writing, attending Christmas parties (school and work), dance recitals, my oldest daughters birthday and some other things that I can't recall now.  The winter issue of http://somuchwater.com/ will be out soon and there's a good chance you'll find a bad article from me included.  The month of December is usually very busy and fishing takes a back seat, or maybe it moves to the passenger seat after the 1st week.


However, I found a few hours last week to check on my local carp waters.  As the temperature drops into the 30's at night the grassers are becoming harder to find.  It's a normal transition from the shallows to deeper water near the flats.



Targeting them shifts from looking for tailing and other aggressive behavior to trying to spot a shadow or tail in deeper water.  As you would expect, the catching has slowed way down.  But they still eat when you can find one.  The method has been a nymph under an indicator on a light fluorocarbon leader.



While the fishing hasn't been all that exciting (compared to sightfishing bull reds in SELA) I did get some really exciting news.  I was invited to join the Jackson Kayak Regional Fishing Team.  It's pretty cool getting to represent a company I respect, doing something I love.



Hope to get out a few more times before the new year.  My xmas, birthday, anniversary, father's day, I cleaned my wife's car, watched Twilight with my wife, said I'm sorry 1st, and anything that deserves a gift, was a GoPro 4.  I'm no JJ Abrams but hope to get some video on here in 2016.  

10 comments:

  1. Well as usual I'm excited to what you came up with for SMW. I'm also glad you're catching some fish that I recognize. Hard to believe they are still catchable.

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    1. Thx Howard. I'm a little shocked about the carp also. Must be El Nino, it's going to be close to 75f here on Xmas day. That's a SOCAL (Southern California for you bud) crazy.

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  2. Drew
    Quality fish, but as far as looks the carp is at the bottom of the list----congrats on another great trip. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thx Bill, can't argue with you about their looks. But they are a lot of fun to chase on the fly from my kayak.

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  3. Looking forward to some video footage, Drew!! It's a lot of fun! Nice trip!

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    1. I'm really looking forward to it. Of course it's been raining almost daily.

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  4. Love that shot next to the kayak.

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    1. Thx Josh, the color on that carp was cool.

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  5. Nice work, Drew! You've got Grass Carp figured out, for sure! I'm both impressed and amazed. Thanks to you (and very few others), I've got some new options in my bag of tricks to try out on the local Grassies next season. They are a challenging and worthy opponent.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy to help and can't wait to hear how these new techniques work for you in 2016 and beyond. Happy New Year to you also!

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