|No seat, just a cooler for some sight fishing.|
|Each ring is a group of carp.|
I tried my best to ease my way back into the channel. Carp are normally very easy to spook and you have to be extremely stealthy in order to sneak up on them. I stood up and switched over to my SUP paddle. The thought was that I would create less of a disturbance if I was only paddling on one side of the Slayer at a time. This has worked well in the past from my canoe, and slowly but surely I made my way into the thick of those horny carp. Slowly raising my 8 weight fly rod I made a delicate cast towards a large fish on the edge of the action.
|Carp were breaking the surface everywhere.|
Long story short, I will be targeting a different species for the next week or so. Probably bass (tournament next weekend), maybe musky, pretty much anything that will bite. If your interested in trying to land a carp during the spawn I found a nice write up by FlyCarpin that will lay out a few techniques you can try. Truth be told though, the bite is gonna be tough for a bit.
|Look carefully and you can see some real beauties.|