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Old 04-17-2005, 08:03 AM
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I went back to the shallow, NW corner of the lake where I saw all the carp last weekend. They did not dissapoint me . There were hundreds of carp cruising around and jumping everywhere. I caught 5 or 6, including 2 over 10#. One of the smaller ones even jumped during the fight ! Still haven't managed to hook into one of the submarines though. Here's the first fish of the day, a 6 pounder fooled by a brown bugger:
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Old 04-17-2005, 04:32 PM
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Great results and great picture.
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Old 04-25-2005, 05:51 PM
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I love the picture, I go ta chuckle at the Carp looking down for some reason
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Old 04-25-2005, 06:11 PM
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I love the picture, I go ta chuckle at the Carp looking down for some reason
Thanks. I'm guessing it's looking down because that's the direction it wants to go!

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Thanks. I'm guessing it's looking down because that's the direction it wants to go!

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Oh and forgot to mention thats a niccccccccccce fish
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Nice photo, nice fish too, what did you get it on. Have you tried out any of the swap flies?

Yep it is the beginning of the season. Mostly though for Utah unless I fish where the water is warmer like in springs, the fish are still not up in the shallows or in spawning mode. I have been fishing in some desert springs and spring creeks all winter, and the carping has been good. Some lakes though once the water warms up and the fish start to spawn there are literally hundreds of fish available to cast to. Some are feeding and some are not. I have noticed that once spawning is over the fish really get aggressive about feeding.

I have noticed that all fish exhibit this looking down thing when they are partially submerged or all the way out of the water. I have been thinking about why that might be for years. Im sure there is some anatomical explanation for why the eyes roll down like that, maybe it has something to do with a loss of buoyancy and re distribution of body mass. Anyway just something to think about. Maybe some Ichthyologist will read this and enlighten me as to the true nature of fish looking down.


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Old 04-28-2005, 11:38 AM
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Nice. That is a very cool looking fish!

Gotta find some carp around here to play with
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This is a photo from early March on one of our desert springs.

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Nice photo, nice fish too, what did you get it on. Have you tried out any of the swap flies? . . . Natrix
Thanks natrix. I caught that one on a brown woolly bugger (one of my carp swap flies ) and got the rest on a purple/orange berry fly (my other carp swap fly ). I have tried all the other swap flies except John's cottonwood seed. Unfortunately, I lost John's beadhead woolly bugger due to an errant cast . I haven't hooked up using the others yet, but season has just begun .

That place in your photo looks awesome. Must be some incredible sight-fishing there!

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Yes its awesome sight fishing, and the fish are really spooky too. Hopefully Ill get out there this week end.

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