Man, it is hot out there. Been hitting 100 all week in south Louisiana. Combine that with the ever present high humidity and zero wind and it can be downright miserable. Fishing makes it bearable though. I’ve gotten out the past two days in search of common carp and have been unsuccessful. I really want to catch one on the fly. I’ve hit two separate drainage ditches that I thought might hold some, but I haven’t seen a one. We haven’t had any rain so the clarity in these ditches is pretty good, I thought that might help spot them. All I’m finding is turtles, mullet, gar, and bream though. That’s why scouting is important, it helps eliminate unproductive water so I can focus my efforts elsewhere.
Here are some pics from the past two days:
So, in short, I’m still searching for my carp. If anyone knows a good spot in Baton Rouge, let me know. I did find some prime spotted gar water if that is any consolation. Caught a few on the nylon rope fly I tied, no pictures though.
I wanted to get some creek time in before Tropical Storm Debby showed up, so I made a trip this afternoon. By the time I got back home the projected path changed and now we’re currently in the clear here in Baton Rouge. I’m sure that could change tomorrow, the computer models are all over the place.
Water levels are low, making clarity excellent. It was super hot out there too, but once I was in the water I didn’t really notice the heat. Most aggressive fish on the water today were the longear, in full spawning regalia. Spotted bass were caught too, including one that was just a hair under a pound. Doesn’t sound like much, but it was a decent fish for this creek. Totally unexpected coming from the run I caught him in.
The day ended with a freak 15 minute thunderstorm, thing came out of nowhere, had the big trees swaying. It cooled off the temp quite a bit and put some fog on the water. It was pretty cool walking back to the car.
Caught this guy yesterday in the neighborhood pond. I’ve never seen anything like it – a bass with scoliosis.