A couple of weeks ago something magical happened. In what I will think of as the "Great Carp Bubble of 2011" all the carp in a local lake went absolutely, completely and totally on the feed. Every second I was there in the last two weeks there were tailing fish wherever you cared to look. On Friday this bubble culminated in a day where there was literally a half mile of shoreline with a tailing fish every 5 feet or so.
Needless to say I did pretty good. So good that I just had to take a break from shattering any and all personal records to capture some carp tail. Enjoy.
I took my family to this lake on Saturday. Armed with some bait and bravado I claimed there was no way in hell they would not catch fish this time. As luck would have it the bubble seemed to have burst in the last 24 hours and the fishing was slow. As we where packing up to leave I heard my wife utter calmly "There goes my pole". This feisty little guy had yanked it in and was calmly swimming away. I had to get a little wet before handing her the pole, but here is my wife's first carp! She was thrilled.