Last Saturday, I hit the carp flats of Chamberlain Lake on the Washington side of the Mid-Columbia. On the way to the flats, I spotted a pair of actively feeding carp in the outlet slough of the lake. They were wandering around, pecking and digging in the slow current. I positioned myself on the bank upstream of the fish and dropped a carp woolly a 20 inches upstream of them so the fly would drift right down the the lead fish. The lead fish immediately sprang forward and slurped in the fly. A little started by this aggressive lunge, I pulled the line tight and pulled the fly right out of her mouth. I laid the fly right back down and fish number 2 sprang forward and grabbed it. Fish on! Actively feeding indeed, these fish were hungry. By 2 PM, however, all the feeding fish had disappeared. It seems that by early afternoon, all the fish are shoaling up in the warm shallows and sleeping. No tails come up, and no heads go down. No interest in interrupting the nap for a little snack. You can find a few fish not on the sleeping shoals, but they aren't feeding either. They're cruising, heading for the sleeping shoals.