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I got on the water at 7:30am, expecting heavy fog. The fog was lifting and almost gone. Air temps in the 40's to start, but rising to 60's for the day. No real wind and the water was low and clear (except where stirred up by carp). I was hoping to get something on topwater, but nada. After floating down a little, I decided to run up to where I hooked the Walleye with Ernie last week. There were some fish surfacing and it looked promising. After almost an hour, I finally hooked something and it turned out to be a catfish.
I did not measure it. It bit a grub. I fished that area for a while longer and then decided to float back down stream. I ended up running to a deeper section and worked the shoreline. I was not getting bit and I left my grub out as I used the electric motor to move further downstream. I hooked a fish and it pulled some drag. After a fight for a few minutes, I was able to net the carp I hooked in the nose. It was a nice fight. It measured 24 inches.
That took me up til lunchtime. I ate and tried working a swimbait and a tube in deeper water near rocks, but no bites. I got off the water by 2:20pm. Nice weather, but tough fishing. The rain we get tomorrow will hopefully help the bite once the river settles.
Nice...I love catching those carp! Does not happen often...
Full moon too...
No, but I did hit a rock with the motor going upstream. Good thing I have that transom saver. Motor just pops up a little, After that, I either lifted the motor a little to motor slowly, or ran where I knew I had enough water (downstream). My boat drafts a little under a foot. Way too skinny.