Monday, May 23, 2016

Ozark Gold

Life has been crazy but also good.  Last weekend I had 4 days to do whatever I wanted.  At first I choose SELA for reds.  But at the last minute, I decided to stay in the the state and do some kayak camping.  Nothing fancy about it.  Hammock, bedding, food (on one end), water (on the other) and 3 days to find my inner peace.  It'll probably take less time to watch the video than decipher my bad grammar.  This is just the conventional side.  Still have tons of video on the fly.  Life is GOOD!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Quick carp trip

Last Friday, me and a buddy headed out to the flats to chase grass carp from kayaks.  I think it's his second time fly fishing from a kayak.  He's not new to the carp game just the kayak.  Didn't take him long to hook-up.  The process was repeated many times over the afternoon.

 In the beginning, we split up and worked the flats from about 50 ft apart.  Sighting and pointing out fish for each other and taking shots at those in range.  It was nice having another set of eyes scanning the flats.  In ideal conditions getting a 30ft shot is great.  Gives you enough space to make a presentation, possibly 2.  Anything closer and the odds of spooking the fish are really high.

The water wasn't clear on Friday but it wasn't chocolate milk either.  We've had a lot of rain and all the rivers and lakes in my area are high and stained...if not chocolate milk.  From the pictures you might think sighting a 20lb grass carp would be easy.  It was anything but easy.  But that's part of the challenge and I love the challenge.

The chrome colored scales and limited movement of the fish really conceals them in the off colored water.  We spooked a ton but we felt the pull of many.  It was a great day.  June starts the travel season for me.  Got a few trips lined up.  Stay tuned for reports.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Carp /ˈkāˌäs/

It's true I have several addictions.  My newest is video edits.  When I get to put some grass ghosts on film it gets worse.  Here's my latest edit.  These guys pull be the judge.