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Started by Woolly Bugger, May 26, 2018, 09:29:21 AM

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Dougfish

I should just go trout fishing.  :embarassed:
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

RiverbumCO

I've fished a local to me public lake twice and dicked around on a smallie river nearby, both eat up with cicadas. Carp in the lake aren't eating them, yet, and spook when it hits the water. Smallies could care less. So far I've caught one rainbow, one largemouth and 2 sunfish.

This brood must taste bad.
My real name is Chad Farthouse.

Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dougfish

June 14, 2020, 18:36:16 PM #258 Last Edit: June 14, 2020, 18:42:32 PM by Dougfish

Skunk yesterday morning. Engine is still not right.
Met up up with driver and WB. They were moving better than me.
Still the goose egg.
I ended up the day by casting to non interested cruisers and rowing back down the lake to the takeout. Home by 1.
Homies stayed longer. Same result. Longer drive home on the skunk.  :P
 d:b 
I parked the derelict craft in the garage and J and I took his bote out this morning.
We covered as much good looking water as possible at 12 mph or less.
We saw few cruisers. Caught a few brute bluegills. No bass. WTF?  b';
Annnd finally scored a couple of blind casting carp to save the day.









I have determined that all carp are born at about 5 lbs. We have little bluegills harassing the flies, but not little carp.
Brood IX might be in the books. Disappointing.
Moving on.  :Dance
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Big J

June 15, 2020, 08:26:25 AM #259 Last Edit: June 15, 2020, 08:27:58 AM by Big J

We have been talking about Brood IX for 3 years now.  How epic it will be on Philpott.  Well just like the raging dumpster fire that 2020 has been, Brood IX fit into 2020 perfectly.  Bugs never were really on the water.  Lots of boat and fishing pressure.  Flood gates of rain raised the lake 10 feet after the bugs started hatching. 

May 31st I got out on Philpott.  Solo in the underpowered jon.  Fighting the trolling motor with a good breeze all while trying to spot carp proved to be a fun endeavor.  Hooking into a carp, trying to back the boat away from logs, all while trying to get the carp on the reel and then use a musky net to net a raging carp was entertaining to the passing boats I'm sure.  Ended up boating 8 but most came from one 50 ft stretch of shore that they were stacked up on.  A walleye fisherman filled me in on the spot.  Hats off to him. 


She's underpowered but she's reliable












Had a wedding down in Hotlanta to attend June 6th weekend.  Wanted to squeeze in one last carp trip on Philpott and Doug joined me on June 14th.  Cicada noise was down drastically and literally saw 2 cicadas all day.  Think we spotted maybe 6 cruising carp and none of the cruisers were interested.  2 carp we caught came from blind casts. Doug caught his minutes from quitting time.


Bluegill kept us entertained while we looked for carp.


This gill would of made some nice fillets.


One of two cicadas we saw.





And that's a wrap.  On to scheming the next, hopefully better, Cicada hatch


Here's to 2020 Brood IX 


"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." Hemingway

Onslow

Those are some damn nice redbreast!  Those little aggro bastards probably consumed 80 percent of the cicadas, lol.

itieuglyflies

Hope no carp slime was allowed on that fancy new deck on your boat!

Sedition and Pockets

Poked around on a local creek for an hour or so Tuesday.  Found the skinniest grass carp I've ever seen looking up.  Love the way these fish take a dry.


RiverbumCO

My local creeks don't have those. Jelly.
My real name is Chad Farthouse.

Woolly Bugger

SECCA carp pond opening 9/16/2020
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger


2020 Carp Pond reopened!

Legally the pond is no longer off limits, although evidence indicates that there has been a lot of people fishing it anyway.

They pulled the large pine that fell in but that is replaced by an even larger oak. The banks are way overgrown and trees are down along the path to the back side.

Carp were feeding and within catchable range, but they gave me the finger.



oh and they added some $$$ copper gutters, downspouts and flashing.















ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

Hit the carp
Pond today— looks like there is a koi in there now - not too big and I had a number of
Shots at it but - it didn't like the fly I was casting — left the carp box at home and only had a chartreuse mop fly

I'll be back
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

Cruising carp conundrum!

I went to the pond for a couple of hours, the carp were cruising in clusters in pears, A few were feeling, but didn't take the offer to fly. Several may have looked at the fly but turned away. I am now believe there are two Koi in the pond.
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger


look who showed up at my carp pond! He had many good shots but couldn't seal the deal...









I played gullie and carried the net around just in case....

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dougfish

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006


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