Saturday, April 12, 2014

Its ON!

April can be boom or bust when chasing carp on flies on the front range.  The wild fluctuations in temperature, pressure and water clarity make it very very confusing.  The carp are here today gone tommorow.  Additionally, I rarely catch many big ones in April.  The big girls don't show up shallow on most of the stillwater's that I fish until late April early May. 

Get it right, however, and you can put up some pretty good numbers of feisty and fun juvies.  The end of this latest four day warming trend was perfectly aligned with my day off and I practically caught nearly as many carp as I did all winter in less than 24 hours.

After a long hard winter of duking it out for a couple of carp an outing it is a blast to just catch a bunch of carp with relative ease! 







7 comments:

  1. Good for you McTage! Nice looking pond as well. I am amazed by the # of Front Range ponds containing carp. They (carp) are anathema to our Fish and Game Dept and eradicated if at all possible.

    Gregg

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    1. It is probably easier to count the bodies of water on the front range that do NOT have carp than do. In the Denver Metro area I think I know of two or three tops.

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    2. As an aside, a couple fish a day is a banner day for me. Moving to Co.? I don't think so, still kind of like it here.

      Gregg

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  2. Surprisingly tough to find ponds like that around this part of GA. A few golf course ponds have grassies, but I rarely find ponds with commons. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough.

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  3. Same here in Arkansas- way too few ponds with commons in them.

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  4. I was at that last pond today after Sunday snow and Monday cold, water temps in the margins 51 deg, and fish did a vanishing act.. ha.

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  5. Nie work. I'm always down for "easy" fish! Truth is those little guys can be tougher to fool than adult carp around my parts.

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