Wednesday, December 25, 2013
The first day of winter
We've had several days of warm weather so I loaded my pack, cane fly rod and headed for a lake in New Jersey. It had been cold enough for ice to form on the lakes prior to this warm spell; with temperatures above 60F, most of this lake had no ice.
I got to the lake after 4:00 pm. There was almost no wind but the water was cold.
When fishing for carp, or any fish, it is important to know the feeding habits of the fish. I know the
feeding patterns of the fish in this lake. As the sun sets, the western end of this lake becomes a buffet
line for tailing carp. The draw back for carp fishing after twilight is you can not see the mouth of the
carp. I could not determine with certainty where the carp were feeding.
I blind cast for an hour (there were that many fish) the best I could do was foul hook one carp; before I decided to call it a day. I was fishing with the aid of park lights.