So I put out in the belly boat around 8:30-9pm last night and stayed out til about 3am (Fri half days are nice and I am just sort of nutty). I was cruising my usual stretch throwing out live shiners, cranks, etc along the shore and around the pits between Kingfisher and the Pt. of legal fishing at the swimbeach.
So it was pretty windy until about midnight, then it went calm. All the sudden things went insane, not catching anything but fishing boiling/splashing like crazy. Small fish, Little fish, Big Fish Huge fish.
The craziest was between Catfish flats and the Swim beach. I was backpedalling and turned my head lamp on to look behind me, and all the sudden there were probably 8 huge splashes in about a 15m circle all within about 5 seconds.
Then lots of little ones all around and boiling. I thought I was into the eyes but not a single touch on my cranks or live shiners.
I had to believe it was:
-Carp just being weird
-Bows feeding on emerging insects that had been stirred up once the wind dies down or being territorial to my presence.
What do yall think?
And btw I lost my second ultralight in the exact same hole in 30FOW when it fell off my belly boat. So if anyone drags up an abu garcia UL with a shakespeare or two, let me know.