Post By: Flyrodn Posted: 10/8/2018 11:58:11 AMPoints: 184621
Sitting here in Missouri watching heavy rains outside the RV and getting flood warning notices on my cell. Can't help thinking about being in Texas in six weeks, for upwards of two months, Clifton area to start (as promised Lloyd), then Austin, and probably Corpus Christi, before heading west to Arizona.
Yep, I'm looking forward to fishing Texas waters. Granted winter may not be the best, but trust open water beats iced over waters anytime in my book.
That sounds great. Fishing here has been great, although today I step out between rain showers, sort of, mistimed it and got soaked on the walk back to the RV. Still fishing was decent, catching a few bass, crappie, sunfish, and a solo carp. Carp was far smaller than yesterday's bruiser.
Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt Posted: 10/10/2018 6:43:00 AM Points: 18748
The Brazos is loaded with huge carp and buffalo. Getting them to bite a fly is something I've never been consistently able to do. I'm looking forward to you fishing for them so that I can learn your technique. I can typically put you onto a school of them over a hundred strong with some real monster sized ones. I've caught carp on a fly, but only once on purpose when I could see a mud trail stirred up by feeding carp and fished right into the head of it. I rarely see those mud trails though.
Fishing actively feeding fish is always the best shot at getting bit. Otherwise it can be a crap shoot. Carp are a tough game. Hooked one yesterday. Spotted him working the shore line, placed the fly a few feet ahead of him, when he got close, a short retrieve and he ate it. But I knew he was looking for a meal. The rest of the time they're dam tough.
Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt Posted: 10/11/2018 10:06:19 AM Points: 18748
These carp seem to be primarily nocturnal feeders. This may be because they can spread out at night with much less danger from above. During the day they concentrate into deeper pools and just seem to move very slowly and what moving they do is a slow circular drift. I can get them to bite on dough bait during the day, some. But nothing else has worked.