Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rainy Day Gold

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.


  1. Looks like fun. I haven't fished for carp since I was a kid.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Thanks! Carp are a blast, both on spinning and fly tackle. The best part about it is the lack of angling pressure. All of our watercourses hold carp, but hardly anyone is targeting them.

  3. Kierran, silly question...where do you fish for Carp? I live about 25 minutes from the UTMA of the Farmington, somewhat new to CT. I don't want you to give up any of your sweet spots but I am curious to where I might give it a shot...and what would I use to target them with a fly rod?

    Thanks for any info.