Early in this campaign I tried fishing 3:00pm and 5:00pm. My catch rate went down.
The air temperature began to drop and feeding stops regardless of how much chum is put
in the water. But before 4:00 o'clock, whenever the air temperature is near fifty degrees; keep your line in the water.
After four days of chumming, a weather front passed and the weather got colder. I did not resume
chumming until the warmer temperatures returned several days later. I picked up where I had stopped, bread crumbs, corn, and oatmeal. The first carp I caught seemed to have deformed mouth. It was missing the lower lip. That made it difficult to use the fish grip to hold the fish. I tried about four times and each time the grip would slip off.
My pop up rig allows me to loose one out of four carp. I don't have any idea why but one
out of four carp never lands in my net. I will make some pop ups using the Middy Las Soo carp
rig. It maybe that the hair rig I used was too short. I have used the Middy Las Soo for years with
Knowing how carp behave is essential to catching carp. Aside from the behavior exhibited when carp spawn in the spring, I know almost nothing about carp in Brooklyn. That is the reason I have not caught more carp in Prospect Park Lake.