Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Woodland Park II
I went to the mouth of the Peckman river looking for carp. I wanted to catch a carp today.
For most of the week there, I had seen cruising and tailing carp all over the river while I fished
Today for some reason I only saw two carp, briefly. Did I spooked them? I don't know.
I do know that I saw no carp in many places, where previously I had seen many carp
holding and feeding.
So with about an hour of day light remaining, I switched to plan "B". I fished for panfish.
I systematically began to cast clouser flies. I started with a pink and white fly.
The past week I caught several fish with a black clouser. I wanted to see if other flies worked
just as well.
All the spots that had produced fish earlier in the week were not producing today. As the
sun disappeared, I made a cast to an area on my left. After a few strips, a wake appeared
behind my fly. On my next strip, wham I had a fish, a big fish! It fought hard but I kept my
rod tip low A really nice size smallmouth bass had taken my clouser.