Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Back into it!

Got out last week for a few hours to try and get a carp on the fly. First I headed to the Secret Spot. With all the rain we've had, I knew it would be high, but it was ridiculous! Water was about 10 feet above normal judging from the grass. Saw some fish feeding, but they were all buffalo and the current was insane so I decided to go over to a pond close by that holds some pretty crazy varieties of fish, including drum, carp, buffalo, spotted bass, and most notably, gar.

Upon getting there, I found the bass were definitely on the feed, and caught a few on my way around the pond. Finally I got to a big tree that hangs over the water that's usually a really good spot for carp on euro gear. Right when I started to make a cast a gar emerged from the shadow of the tree, and I kind of flicked over the fly I had on at the time, a Backstabber carp fly. I didn't think that I would have a chance with that fish. I was wrong.

The gar slammed the fly like a freight train. As usual with gar I let it run for a good while then set the hook harder than i'd set in a long time. The fish was definitely hooked and I began fighting it in. It took about 10 minutes and I was able to net her. Turned out to be a HUGE spotted gar, definitely a new PB. Tried to get a hero shot with her but she slipped back in before I could. This is the only pic I have.
Kept heading down the bank, and to my surprise I found, for the first time ever, fish tailing in the pond. I missed a few and lost one, then hooked up with this little beauty. Nearly took me into the backing, nice little scrap!
Only a baby!

Hopefully i'll be able to find some more this weekend!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hey look i'm back

Well, long enough of a break huh! I just haven't found the time to post in the past few months but i'm hoping to change that. In the mean time check out some of my catches so far this year, incredible so far.

A pair of 30 buffs in a day
43lb 12oz buffalo
And the best yet. My new IGFA junior world record and new PB buffalo at 50lb 6oz
New PB Mirror Carp at 19lb 3oz
 24lb even Common

25lb Grass Carp

So I guess you could in short say I have been having an absolutely incredible year, I just can't believe in 3 short months i've broken 3 PB's, a world record, and caught 4 buffalo over 30.