Greetings Fish Explorer. I just moved here from Albuquerque, NM and was referred to this site from some buddies from Fish Enchantment-NM. I am still an active member on that forum and am anxious to contribute. I am obsessed with fishing and will contribute as much as I take in, as you guys and gals know your stuff!!!!
Went to Wash Park, Smith Lake to be specific, a couple nights ago (10/21/14) and had some great action but no fish landed. I was either too late on my hook sets and when I had a huge fish on, it broke off my 6 lb mono. I was getting a lot of action on the East side on Texas-rigged soft plastic crawdads. I fished from 7 PM-9 PM and saw A LOT of common carp near the shore when it got dark. I'm not sure if a carp broke my line but judging by the loud splash and epic run it made that was my educated guess.
I typically do well at that pond for Crappie, but can not figure out what the carp want during night fall. I bet there are some big kitties there too. They were uninterested in my chicken liver stinkbait. Wish I had more to add, but it's my first report with many more to follow.