Sunday, October 9, 2011

CARPTORIOUS: Hello Off-Season, Where you Been all My Life?

The weeks on end of predictable weather, wet wading and aggressive carp are gone.  They have been for at least a month now but I have been in denial.  Well it snowed and drizzled all day yesterday.  This morning I had to scrape the frost from my windows prior to going fishing and my state of denial can no longer sustain itself. 

I DECLARE THE END OF THE FRONT RANGE FLY FISHING FOR CARP SEASON.  (Thank god there is an off-season.)

I have failed to admit the inevitable, but I have also been looking forward to it in a sadistic way.  Last year I put in allot bit of time and effort and worked out how to catch carp in the river through the off-season.  It took some time (several months) to get the feel for how things work but in the end last off-season was probably the most rewarding fishing I have ever done.  Every fish landed felt like a triumph of epic proportions.  On multiple fish days I felt like I had climbed Everest, and in the end I came into the spring a much improved carper. 

Given all that what do you think I did on a brisk fall morning after the first snow of the year?  

Me thinking:  Nice lead-in, now cut to dramatic pictures of me holding huge carp....Oh yeah I screwed up all the pictures....badly....





Despite a blown river, the end of the season and disturbingly awful photography it was a good morning.  A very good morning! 

9 comments:

  1. Nice man. I am done out here (unless I am not dome, in which case you will hear about it). The vis is crap now, can't see without the sun. Fish are still there but not in big numbers.

    Hope you crush them this off season.

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  2. Thanks John! Another year down, much like a corporation or something it seems like our calender year ends somewhere in October.

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  3. Nice. :) And I agree...as much as I'm sad and depressed and sulky about the ending of seasons....especially back country...I know I need the rest. Like you said, after every weekend, I felt exhausted and used up. This winter I'm going to do as the bears do and store up for the next season!

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  4. Snow?? Alright, I'm going to quit pissin and moanin about hitting the fifties here in GA.

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  5. Ty - I almost cried. The frost on the windsheilds in the morning is actually the more telling sign as far as the fishing here goes though. Overnight temps are dropping fast.

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  6. EMB - The seasons have absolutely no regard for our feelings do they. I refuse to be sad about it though. Just gonna fish right through, winter be damned!

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  7. There are a few people in my life who are pretty happy it's over, just not me.

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  8. Nate - Don't worry, they will change thier tune when you are bouncing off the walls come March.

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