@Engee wanted to wet a line and see if he could fool a carp. Getting hot in the Columbia Basin - carping time. I was hoping the carp were done with spawn and would be actively feeding. While Engee focused on carp, I put an airlock indicator 6-feet from my fly and cast to some structure. Caught a small smallmouth that regurgitated a partially digested crawfish. A bit later his other ate a peacock herl body woolly worm.
Hope "hero shot" haters aren't offended. Engee didn't hold the fish out to make it look bigger, just having it next to him makes the fish look big. The fish ate a traditional tied woolly worm and took off for Goose Island and into backing (Engee had a loose drag).
It seemed the tules where we would normally see lots of splashing and thrashing with spawning carp were mostly quiet; void of activity. The spawn is mostly done. It's only going to get better for carping. Speaking of carping, sure a lot of it on the hero shots thread.