Sunday, September 11, 2011

Trip Report 9/10 & 11- Carp - Thank you sir, may I have another?

Well, got spanked this weekend courtesy of the carp spirits. Figured this comeuppance was imminent since I implied that carp fishing was easy in this post a few weeks ago.

Saturday, I found multiple pods of tailing carp. Huge carp. All grassies. Every single one. Not a common anywhere. Sitting in the middle of a few dozen tailing grass carp is akin to being trapped in an elevator with the staff of Mabel's All-night Massage Parlor and Strip Club. And your wife. Right place, right time, but so what? I cast to fish after fish with my usual PT. This has been known to work and I usually catch a few grassies every year on the PT. Not today. Not even a sniff. Set off some spectacular eruptions of spooked fish though. A pod of 20 or 30 grassies exploding in panic is pretty impressive.

Sunday, in a pathetic attempt to curry favor with the carp spirits and regain my lost mojo,  I took my four year old with me to the flats. We chummed about an acre of prime carp flats real estate with premium sweet corn niblets and set up shop with no less than three spinning rigs baited up with Green Giant's best. Strung up a fly rod too, you know, just in case. Chumming has never failed to bring in hordes of commons. Today the only noticeable result was an increasingly bored four year old little boy. So we went back to the boat ramp and threw rocks in the water. Seemed like the only way to salvage the day.

Feeling kinda Kevin Baconish right now:

9 comments:

Trout Magee said...

No fish but at least you got to spend some time throwing rocks with the boy :) It amazes me how fish bite like crazy sometimes then not at all others. Tight LInes.

McTage said...

Join me in repentenence. I will wash my lucky hat if you will yours. No other solution, the carp spirits demand retribution.

Ty said...

True enough Magee. He was pretty happy just to be in the boat for awhile, and throwing rocks into the water is one of his favorite all-time activities. Wanted to get him on a few carp though.

I hope I have repented enough McTage! Can't take too many more days like that. I thought about washing my lucky hat, but the last time I washed a lucky hat, it disintegrated. Only thing that came out of the machine was the hatband and the bill.

McTage said...

Nightmare scenario

e.m.b. said...

"spectacular eruptions of spooked fish"....!!! I see that a lot too. ;) And for me, it isn't out of the norm...

Ty said...

Not exactly out of the norm for me either Erin. And it is pretty cool to witness.

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