Spent this last Friday and Saturday chasing carp outside of the Black Hills in South Dakota. Typically people here in the Hills shoot them with a bow and throw them on the bank but I have a soft spot for them so I chase them on the fly and catch and release. Friday the fishing was tough. They were rooting around in submerged bushes and it was pretty calm. Didn’t get anything to the net. Today (Saturday) we had sustained winds of 22 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Almost packed it up and went home but opted not to. Headed deep into the “South Dakota mangroves” (submerged bushes) where I found a lot of carp moving around and feeding (some were starting to display spawning behaviors so I tread carefully and avoided these fish) and scratched a couple to the net. This will probably be the only time I will make it out before I go to Alaska for the summer as I try to respect all spawning (even trash) fish Good thing about fishing in the bushes is that you only need to cast 10-15 feet which is helpful with winds like we had.