Say what you will about them, but not many fish pull harder than the mighty common carp. In addition to being exceptional fighters, they are not heavily pressured like other fish such as trout or striped bass. Carp also call almost any body of water around here home and can reach crazy proportions. I tried my luck at a new spot yesterday and batted .1000 on the lone run-off. There are endless amounts of baits that can be used for this type of fishing, yet good old canned corn did the trick for my first carp of 2011. It wasn't a very large fish, but it pulled a bit drag and sure was pretty. I hope to put some larger ones on the bank soon.
Striper Migration Map – March 24, 2017
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