Carp were caught today. Not many. A few. But given the facts of the situation, it's clear that I took a beating. Below is a photo of 7, maybe 8, carp crawling and feeding in extremely shallow water. Pods like this were numerous, the carp plentiful.
I will tell you that an afternoon thunder-boomer chased me off of the water before I had a chance to figure these fish out. You know, really get after them with different techniques, with a variety of flies. But the truth is this - they kicked my arse today. Period.
And I liked it.