Sunday, April 1, 2012

Day 325: Another Sweetwater Reunion

Another hefty Nomahegan Carp.
When: Sunday, April 1st (no fooling), from 9am from 12pm
Where: Lake Nomahegan in Cranford
What: Carp fishing with BOTH Martalus brothers
Weather: Overcast, 45 degrees, W wind at 6mph
Barometric Pressure: 29.86in and falling
Moon: Waxing, 3 days past the first quarter
Water Conditions: Murky, as always

Brian is back from Africa...and married. Congratulations my brother!!! Although his being on N.J. soil would normally have us doing some trout fishing, time just didn't allow for that today. There were no worries though, as word had it there was a wicked carp bite in Cranford. Chris and Brian scooped me up just before 9am, and we were headed to Nomahegan for some morning fishing. Unfortunately, when we arrived at the lake, there were few signs of life at my "A" spot. However, a quick stroll to the other end of the lake revealed what were most likely feeding carp. A couple cans of creamed corn hit the water, rigs were tied and we waited.
And waited. In fact, we wound-up doing a couple hours of waiting during which we had a few light pick-ups and love taps, but no carp. That worked out well though, as I hadn't seen Brian since December and it gave us lots of time to catch-up, and for me to hear about his fantastic wedding to Martina that took place in South Africa just a week prior.

We were having a jolly good time catching-up...and I got bit.

I can't recall how many carp Brian has seen caught in his day, but I know he got a kick out of the train ride I got from the golden boy as it took me around the lake. I tried desperately to steer it away from the brush piles, several times getting it close to shore only to have it buzz off drag again. Once again, there was a small crowd of spectators and after getting the fish onto to shore and having Bizzle snap a few pics, the big yellow minnow swam away like it had never happened.

Another success and a fine way to spend a morning. Normally, I'd say how nice it was to see Brian and that it would be awhile before we had the opportunity to fish again together, but this time he's sticking around for a few. We have a trip booked with Capt. Dieter on the Big D in April and hopefully won't be the only time we spend fishing together over the next couple months.

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