|View from the main lake.|
|In the pocket.|
Small pockets off of the main body of the reservoir here nearly always hold good numbers of carp. The pocket pictured above is especially productive and has saved otherwise fishless days for me many times.
Today for example there were 8-10 carp milling around in there. They were not easy. A couple of them had interesting reactions to the dropper. They simply rose to it and stared without taking. I've read where fish are not suspicious when they rise to a fly and study it without taking. They're not saying "Hey, I think this might be a fake. I better take a closer look!". Instead they're looking for confirmation, some sign that this thing they've risen to is alive and/or a known food source. They're simply trying to identify it as food or not food.
A fine line? Maybe. But a line nonetheless and I was thinking about that line as I watched these carp hover an inch from the hare's ear dropper. I tried to provide the confirmation they were looking for and gave the flies a twitch. Nope. They spooked immediately.
In the end I only caught one of the 10 or so fish in that small piece of water.
Elsewhere I did well and stuck several fish. November continues to be one of best months of the year so far.