Saturday, August 11, 2012

Intimidation Time

I may be jumping the gun here but I feel it is high time to let all those other chumps in Carp Slam VI know what they are up against.

We are talking 0.5 ounces of sheer terror
I checked out the last remaining beat that I had never fished today for an hour and a half.  It turns out I had my reasons for not stopping by.  When I finally got a take I was so stunned that I think I soiled myself before forgetting to set the hook in stunned amazement.  No biggy, that just meant I fit in better with my surroundings.  Ughhhhh.

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  1. Soon the DSP will be crawlin' with those bad boyz... nice work.

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    1. Actually today they WERE crawling with SMB in about that size. I probably blew 30 or 40 out of the shallows and had 7 or 8 grab my fly. This was the only one determined enough to get hooked despite the fly being as big as it's mouth.

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  2. A good sign eh? The more species the better for the DSP.

    Gregg

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    1. We talk about that allot around here Gregg. Why on earth the DSP is not a world class SMB fishery is a mystery. It probably has something to do with unstable water levels or something because they have done surveys that show a surplus of babies but minimal survival to adulthood. From a structure standpoint it seems ideal.

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  3. A fine entry for the "He may not be thick but he's short" category.

    Kind of an expert on that category myself.

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    1. That sounds like a personal problem Ty. I am willing to bet you can check your yahoo email spam box for hundreds if not thousands of solutions.

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  4. It looks like a juvenile spotted bass to me? Do they exist in the DSP?

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    1. How in the heck would I know? My son's goldfish is bigger than this AND puts up more of a battle. Hey, don't judge me, winters are rough around here.

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  5. I was thinking it could be a new one to add to the captured list for you if it's a spot!

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  6. I know, I know. Story of my life.

    I was thinking the same thing as Miles - that looks alot like a juvenile spot. They get a lot of bad press around here for out-competing SMB and taking over. I kinda like 'em though.

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  7. I will have to look into that. I think I may have heard something somewhere about spots. If do that goes from funny dink to treasured addition to the species list!

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