Thursday, June 30, 2011
It was my intention today to fish for pike. But
when I arrived at the Passaic river, I found
I had miscalculated the tide. I was an hour too
All was not lost, nearby carp were feeding,
on the surface. I set up my rod. Tied on a fly
and began to fish for carp. My first fly choice didn't
attract any attention.
My second fly choice is my favorite for low tide situations,
a white woolie bugger. After a few warm up casts
I hooked a carp. River carp behave differently.
On the Passaic, I have never seen carp eating chum.
But they will take a number of different dry & wet
flies, even terrestrials. Carp living in ponds &
lakes readily eat chum, as much as they can get!
Hooked five, landed one.