Brian has been home for a few weeks since we fished over a month ago, but with him traveling to California and DC and me to Key West, we haven't had much time to get together.
And Monday was his flight back to Africa.
I took the ride to Tewksbury to visit him, and we spent a few hours messing around the trout streams like we often do when he's in town. Brian had a couple of small brown trout hit his fly, and I had a quick release on one that ate a worm we dug up in his parent's backyard.
It was a rainy day, but it's always good to be outside.
I was about to head home after I left Brian so he could finish packing, but knowing that I had my carp rods in the car, I decided to try a pond in the area that I know has some big fish. I didn't have much time or even much bait with me, but I gave it a shot.
I mixed up some of Matt J's oat pack and fished one rod with a puff and one rod with piece of PCF (Pete's Carp Food) Pineapple Corn.
In the hour or so that I fished, I had a nice channel cat eat the puff and landed this carp on a hair rig with the Pineapple corn.
Not bad for a Monday morning.