Monday, June 6, 2011

The Mudhole

Today, after 3 years and several frustrating efforts
I landed my first carp at the "mudhole" in New Jersey
This spot has the most cautious carp I have ever
come across. Nothing I tried worked the way I
wanted. Chum, which should attract fish and make
carp feed did just the opposite; it chased these carp
to the far end of the pond.

Even the bait fishers have no advantage here.
I watched as half a dozen others tried what they
thought would entice the carp but I was the only one
to land a fish and I was only able to do it early in the
afternoon. I did hook 2 others but I lost them to
a purchase of an inexpensive tippet from e bay.

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