Sunday, January 1, 2012
I spent the last two days fishing for carp in
Prospect Park Lake. I targeted the area nearest
to the first island.
While the weather has been rather warm, the
water is "beer cooler"cold! Fish are dormant.
I chummed the area for several days with
can corn, bread, pack baits & wild bird seed.
At this time of the year the water is clearer than
during the summer months; so I can see if
my chum is being consumed.
I set up each evening at 3 o'clock ( carp seem to
become active as the sun sets). I fished with
a sink tip and a length of tippet. My plan was to
use a deer hair fly like a traditional carp "pop up".
This allows the deer hair fly to float off the bottom
of the lake. Once before I had experimented
with this type of rig and been able to watch a carp
take my fly as it appeared to float off the bottom.
After about two hours; I left the park at dusk
Still looking for my first carp in Brooklyn.
No takes on December 31st and no takes on January