First carp trip

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  1. Alaskan

    Alaskan New Member

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    First time carpin, three the first day three the second. The flat went dead the next two times out. You guys that chase them regularly did I put too much pressure on that flat? I fished it four times in four days. It was so fun I had to go back! image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    This was my best fish. Four were tailing first CSS this one pounced like a red fish. That is a g3 in the pic on a 10 ft 7wt for perspective. image.jpg
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    I have been told that stressed out carp secrete a pheromone that warns other carp of danger. Fish one area too heavily and they absolutely go off the bite for a few days.
     
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    Sounds sexy!
     
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    Smells like crap....er carp!
     
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    Three per day is pretty good for a beginner, but it sounds like you've fished for redfish, so.. what fly did you get em to take?
     
  7. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Nicely done! This has been an off year for me so far, but I've fished the same areas day after day before and never saw any evidence of carp leaving. There are tons of carp in the Columbia & none of them are in captive water. However, spook one & that one will take the rest out of your immediate area, but they come back before too long.
     
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    I made up some flys kind of a bone/red fish slider type with rubber legs. I will add pics of fly when I get home( on road right now). The main food source on my lake is crawfish I am guessing. Although later in the year there are tons of cruising carp in deeper water so they must be eating bugs? Going to try to get them with a small seaducer olive or brown. They worked well for reds cause you can drop em right on the nose and you get good hang time and lots of movement with very little travel of the fly longer in their face. I caught two last year cruising the shore with a zoo cougar.
     
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    I am near rearden Wa if you want to go some time let me know. I am going to build a couple of fishing SUP's this year cayo style. Should be perfect
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Thanks; I'll bear that in-mind should I get up Davenport way, but you won't catch me fishing from a SUP (unless you need photos of some old bugger hugging a paddleboard & it's hard for me to cast from that position . . . ).
     
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    Here are what the carp seem to take. I have caught a bunch more on that flat but can't seem to get more than three per morning !
     

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  12. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Looks carpy. Carp are opportunists; if it looks like food, they'll eat it. 3 in a morning is better than I've been doing of late & is nothing to be ashamed of. 2 last week, none today in the same area . . . didn't even see any feeding fish or carp period. My usual flats are under 3-4 feet of water this year, so I've had to travel & explore. Didn't even see carp in my regular go-to spots when the mulberries were dropping in the water; it's been a strange year down this way. I fear that the hot weather this week is going to keep them out in the Columbia for a few weeks.