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Carp Fishing Town Lake in the rain. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Mick   
Saturday, 26 May 2007 19:00

I was itching to get in some Carp Fishing, though the weather said rain all weekend and boy have we been getting clobbered in Texas with the rain just lately.. I really need to invest in a fishing umbrella or even a bivvy. Anyway Saturday came and went with no rain until the middle of the night, Sunday when I woke up it was not raining so when it got to 3pm I could resist any longer, so by 4pm I was down the Lake. As soon as we got there it started raining. The Lake was a good two feet higher than usual, obviously due to all the rain we have been having. I cast 1 rod out and straight away I realised the flood gates had been opened, dang I thought. The lead had not caught bottom and was just taken down in a curve with the current. So all the bait I had put in was a waste. OK I need to move into a swim where the main current isn't chugging through, the closest point being about 100 yards away. So I started moving some gear over to the new swim. When I got back to get some more gear, the baitrunner was screaming (I had not turned on the bite alarm for the one rod that was out) Well half the line on the spool was already off the reel. I picked the rod up and connected, the line was way out and had gone in between the 2nd and 3rd strutt of the bridge. To say the least I wasn't very hopeful of getting it in, this fish was not fighting like any other carp I had ever caught before, it just felt like a a dead weight, I was wondering at one point if I had got a big Catfish on the end. Anyway I couldn't believe my luck when I got it my side of the bridge strutts, nothing snapped this time, (the super glue and quicksilver must be working lol) 24lb, for some reason I couldn't grip this fish every well, maybe cuz I was soaked through by this time. Hence the bad angle of the fish.

common carp 24lb.jpg


common_carp-14lb.jpgFirst cast first fish. I moved all the gear back to my original spot and was then setting up the 3rd rod when I got another screaming run, this carp had some spirit and tore off on a couple of good long runs, I couldn't believe it was only 14lb when I got it in. Well I was soaked to the skin by now, I hadn't even brought a coat or anything. So I packed up and get this - as soon as I had done that the rain stopped and it didnt rain again for the rest of the day now call that what you will. I think I will go again tomorrow.


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