Trip Report - 8/27 - Flowers in the Garden of Eatin'
Somewhere I saw the tail of a feeding carp described as a big brown flower bobbing on the surface of the water. And yeah, it does look like that sometimes.
I saw some of those big brown flowers today, but they weren't bobbing on the surface. The carp here have transitioned to what I assume is their late summer pattern. They have come off of the flats and are cruising in deeper, and I assume more comfortable, water a few feet off the lake banks. Managed to pick off a few of these dudes as they eased along the bank. So no tailing fish anywhere, but I did find a couple of crawlers like the guy in the top pic below, whom I spooked with some skillful crap casting. The other one turned out to be a mirror.
So now I know. When the carp leave the flats, start searching the banks. Last year when the carp disappeared from the usual places, I just shrugged my shoulders and assumed they left for the deepest parts of the lake in search of cooler water. Idiot.