Thursday, May 1, 2014

Urban Carp Hunting


Brian showing off our catch for the afternoon.

When: Monday, April 28th, from noon to 3:30pm
Where: Woodcliff Lake in North Bergen
What: Fishing with Brian
Weather: Warm with a light breeze, mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Wind variable at 5mph to East at 9mph. 63-65 degrees.
Barometric Pressure: 30.06in fell to 30.03in
Relative Humidity: 31%
Sunrise: 5:58am
Sunset: 7:49pm
Moon: New
Water Conditions: Murky

For those of you who don't know, Brian works in Africa. Because of this, I don't get to see him very much.

When he does come back stateside, we always find time to do fishing.

Brian being a trout and fly enthusiast, a lot of those adventures take place on picturesque trout streams in Hunterdon County. But on Monday he just happened to be in Jersey city staying with his brother and one of my other fishing partners, Chris.

Chris was at work, but I took the ride to JC so Brian and I could check out Woodcliff Lake in North Bergen. It had been freshly stocked with trout, and also has what I was looking for.....carp.

By the time we got done having a quick lunch, we arrived at the park around noon. I immediately got to carp fishing and Brian tried a handful of ways to entice trout, but we never got a bite. Actually, I got two bites, but snapping turtles don't count. Snapping turtles love corn. Remember that if you ever try to woo one.

Some trips are less about the fishing and more about the company. Sure we could have taken a longer drive and upped our odds a bit, but the fact is that I hadn't seen Brian nor wet a line with him in a very long time and was just happy to be hanging again.

He's home for a bit, so we're gonna see if we can actually catch a fish next time.

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