Carp!!!When: Wednesday, May 25th, from 7pm to 7:45pm
Where: Meisel Ave. Park Pond
Weather: Sluggish.....like a wet sponge (hot and humid).
Water Conditions: Muddy and covered with tree spores.
Moon: Last Quarter.
This was a long time in the making, and I guess it would only figure that I would catch my first Union County carp.......while I was bass fishing.
I was right.
Just as I was getting ready to head out, I noticed two or three carp milling for food near the shoreline. I was somewhat at a loss though. I did not have ANY of the dozen carp baits that I have tried this year, so I was left to the few resources that I had in my bag.....which was all bass tackle. Necessity is the mother of invention though, and today where there was a will.......there was a way.
I found one small hook in my Senko box and proceeded to tie it on, adding a chartreuse piece of soft-plastic that I bit off of the end of a Yum Dinger. I dropped it right in front of the carp, and to my astonishment, he ate it.
It didn't take as long as I thought to get him in, and after a well-fought battle, a friendly young man who had been doing push-ups in the park immortalized my catch with my camera.
Next Up: I'm not sure where today will bring me, but tomorrow I am going to make my first visit to Split Rock Reservoir with my friend Bob on his canoe.