|CPR - Put them back in the water. Found 2 rotting on the bank at the launch<don't be that guy!|
I started w/ some traditional nymph patterns under a pinch on indicator. Got the door slammed in my face, over and over again. Finally went with something on top. Not the traditional method...but...I'm fly fishing, from a kayak, to grass carp, in SEAR...not really a traditionalist.
The thing to remember when presenting to carp is you must be accurate and delicate. It takes almost nothing to freak them out. A bug crash landing or paddle slapping the water and you'll either get the, "you suck" stare down. Or the more popular, "the house is on fire, every man for themselves" run away.
Those are fun b/c not only did you lose the fish you saw...you get to see every other fish, that you hadn't spotted, as they to run for their lives. That leaves the next 50 yards of water fishless.
|To big to lift out of the water|
Today I had near perfect conditions to sight fish. The sun was high, no wind, and plenty of fish feeding. Lots of cruising, tailing, even a few porpoising like dolphins. Sore hands, tired body, and blisters are what followed. But I'm not complaining, the catching was too good today. All eats were at the surface. Most wanted it w/in a foot of their heads, sitting dead still. Those that had their heads buried deep in the mud, they came to investigate after a little twitch...like ringing the dinner bell!
Called it a day when the hook broke, after it was straightened out for the 3rd time. That's a good day in my book.