Post By: bron Posted: 4/25/2016 7:04:20 AMPoints: 29874
Got our first carp for 2016. We each got a 2# and a 4#. The wind was bad so we just hunkered down with our drags loose and when you heard it buzzing you had a fish on. Maybe John or someone can answer this--they seemed really skinny compared to the ones we were catching there late last year. Is it because they were dormant over the Winter or does it have to do with the spawn?
Reply by: JOHN_COSprings Posted: 4/26/2016 12:30:06 AM Points: 630
Way to go on the first couple of carp of the year !
As for skinny, they don't look too bad, certainly not fat, but not anorexic either. Nothing to do with the spawn yet, with water temps still in the high 40's, low 50's we are a way aways from the main spawning times - not saying that a few carp might not spawn in a very shallow, warm lake, but in general, still another ზF in water temps required - and a bit of flooding/rising water evels would help as well,