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Had the day off today and rather than head south and fish for redfish, I made the decision to head north to fish for spotted bass. Not sure it was the right decision, but it was fun to check out a new creek. We must have gotten a lot of rain last weekend while I was out of town because the creek was a little off color and the flow was up higher than the last time I crossed it. Plus there was quicksand everywhere which made it really tough to wade. I ended up fishing for a couple hours before I headed back home, not only was the wading tough, but the fishing was too.

This creek was actually plan B, a trib of plan A, it was running a little cleaner than the larger creek. Roof shingles were scattered all over the creekbed during the wade, it didn’t take long to find the culprit. I’m guessing Isaac brought this creek to a record level and caused an undercut bank at a bend to seriously slough off, sending a house/garage/shed/something into the creek. It looked like it wouldn’t be long before it was going to swallow another one too. The power of water is amazing.

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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:

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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.