For the longest time I wanted to get a clopping carp. So I hit up the local brown water to see if I could get a carp on a dry. It was a calm overcast morning.
When I arrived on the water the carp were clopping but just not in the numbers as they were yesterday. I put on a cottonwood seed fly I tied last night but it had no takers. I'm not sure what they are feeding on but it must be small as I don't see anything coming off the water. I switched to a parachute Adams. Seeing several fish mudding and eating on the bottom, after an hour I gave up and decided to go subsurface.
Frustrated I couldn't get any fish to take I moved to another section of the river. This area was loaded. The river is low and fish can be easily sight casted. Humps could be seen all over as these they fed. I managed more fish than I recall mostly in 6 pound range with the smallest at 4 pounds. I did hook up with a fully charged carp that was at least 10 pounds and fought him for ten minutes until the fly popped out of his mouth 20 yards away.
This place used to be like this but its been years since I saw action this good. It's good to see it back. While I didn't get my clopper it was a great day.