We found a boat dock and asked one of the guys where the best place to see carp would be. He mentioned that there was a 54 pounder shot right in the bay we were launching from. This gave us pretty high hopes. Just as we launched the boat out and headed back into the bay, we noticed a little carp up near the surface but it was just as we were motoring over top of him so there was no shot. We took this as a good sign for the day.
As we were motoring around slowly to find a spot to anchor down, we realized that we were in some very shallow water. We looked and we couldn't even see the bottom because it was so muddy and the carp were swimming around but we couldn't even see them. We were getting frustrated as we sat there waiting to see some carp near the boat but they decided to jump out of the water tempting us just out of shooting distance. We finally decided to walk the bank to see if we could see some carp near the edge. It was extremely muddy and luckily I had packed my rubber boots to trudge through the mud because my brother had to take his shoes off and go barefoot.
I found a good spot to sit and watch the water for carp and I watched as the mud would swirl around but I couldn't see the fish. I finally caught a glimpse of a fin and watched as I was poised to shoot. I finally decided it was either shoot or watch the fin swim away and so I pulled my PSE King Fisher back and let the arrow fly. I couldn't tell if it connected or not until I saw my line being stripped from my reel. I pulled the fish in and was excited! He was just over 8lbs. I waited about 10 minutes later and along came another group of carp and I did the same thing, just saw some fins and let an arrow fly. This time it was a 9 pound carp! I was on a roll!
|My 9 Pound Carp|
|Left: 9lbs Right: 8.4 lbs|
|My Brother and his Carp|
|My dad and I with some of our carp|