Overheard a bass angler at the boat ramp tell another guy that he recorded a water temp of 53 degrees, which means we're only ten degrees or so away from the spawn.
The carp themselves seemed to confirm that something of import is imminent, schmoozing around on the flats in nervous packs of five or six and resolutely ignoring any fly cast their way.
Had to search for lone losers cruisers to have any shot at a hook-up. Managed to bring four such individuals to the net. Two came on a Zimmerman Backstabber (tied by Lonny Garris for the McTage fly swap. Thanks Lonny!) and two came on the MF'er.