I went to a spot that I have fished for a number of years. I caught my first stripper here
on a big flat wing fly at midnight. This area is a contributory to the Hudson River. Late at night, after a new moon, Stripe Bass follow prey into the fresh water to eat. It is eerie fishing because it is pitch black and all I could hear was the sound of my fly rod moving against the wind in the darkness.
Every once and a while a big stripper splashes as it swims past.
But today I was here to chase big carp. The owner of the boat launch, feeds corn, every morning to a big group of carp the come for breakfast. A few years ago I managed to hook a monster that snapped my tippet like a tooth pick as it swam into the vegetation.
This day I saw only a group of bass and suckers. In the past I would fish here in the spring. At the end of the day I did find two carp lurking in the weeds.