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  ? On the road again ?.... De-molded the carp gear today , thawed out some old maize & headed to Gibby . First 2 spots were occupied so found a new spot with overhanging trees for shade . A few carp were jumping & one was cruising by 4 ft. from shore . Got to satisfy my itch with 2 carp but lost one due to a poor hook set on the hair rig . Packed up for home after 2 hrs. , right after the second fish was  netted ....only about 6-7 lbs. but a scrappy scrapper !  It was getting HOT out there !  Checked the other anglers out but nothing caught yet .... Felt great to get back in the groove again !   :Gonefishing:

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that's great Smerch.......................I've always loved to catch carp......................A great fight, even with smaller carp...............................

 

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Had another go at Gibby today ,  after 2.5 hours , not a touch .

Something was eating my corn !!   :dunno:

Alas ....  after hearing a little crunching at my feet ........

 this shrew was having lunch on the smerch !   

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Mike Pike said:

Hey, thanks Smerch.   I've always wanted to see 'The Taming of the Shrew!"

 

 

 

Just call me Petruchio  Mike .  ?  That fat little shrew would sneak up on the corn then quickly grab one kernel at a time and dart quickly under a rock . It's nose would almost vibrate as it approached the corn . I left an apple core for dessert  !   They may be small , but can be a very formidable hunter !  

That carp spot isn't producing much this year .

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Funny how productivity of a spot can change from year to year, eh.  Figuring out the answers and unraveling the mystery is half the fun, though. 

And of course, that's why they call it fishing and not...   lol

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Yes Mike ,  can't figure those carp out . It's about 15' deep there with a good current  (1.5oz)and has always been a productive spot . About 300 meters from there (downstream) , same depth with more current (2oz), I have been catching them . ...one or two per hr. average.  Got my eye on a new spot downstream about 300 meters . that looks appetizing . ....or should I say "appealing"  B) 

Tried a new thing with the hair rig / egg sinker (2 oz) .....added a split shot 1" from the egg sinker to make it a bolt rig ....will try this again next trip...seems like a quick easy  rig conversion .   :Gonefishing: 

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Stopped by at my local tackle shop to buy a doz. worms ....nice fat ones !   I asked the young guy if they had those carp ring a ding things & he reached for a "Monster" brand carp signal indicator that screw into the telescopic rod stand ....easy to set up with many settings ....loud enough to wake me from a dead sleep .

Now I can catch a few winks when the fish are being picky ....all set to give it a go very soon . I may not catch more fish , and I'll lose some sleep ....a fair trade off  ...:)

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50 minutes ago, DNorton said:

Let me know how they work. Was thinking of trying one out but wasn’t sure. 

I'll give the beeper a try tomorrow,  ? a.m.,  at Gibby ....winds from the S.W. , need to find a little shade for sure . 

Got another pail of maize corn in the pail for 24 -30 hrs .to fatten up before I heat it on the bunsen  burner .....

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Well you at you embracing the technology, Smerch!  lol  

Those bite alarms are a lot cheaper now that Carp Zoom is making/importing( ? )them.  Nice how they just screw on to any carp pod as they make them all standard.

To me, the bite alarm has the same excitement as watching a bobber dip.  Good luck and may you get a screaming run before you can say "fish on!"

PS...I had an uneventful day on Hamilton Harbour yesterday.  Saw a few good ones do the 'head n shoulders' thing above my bait and I thought I was gonna be in the game, but other than the occasional beep, my cousin and I had nothing to show for our efforts.  :o(   

The algae was pretty thick but it looked to me like it was the regular green algae and not the blue/green variety.  

Anyhoo, we'll give it a go at another spot on the harbour tomorrow( if the thunderstorms clear through and let us ).

Cheers!

 

 

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Going nuts with high tech Mike !  If the carp keep hiding , I'll invest in an underwater drone !

Returned from Gibby ...rain started to get heavier , left after  an hour  . The alarm works great !  There's some current there (12-14')  & the alarm made a few beeps when floating weeds caught the line ....handy to get a beep and clear the line .  The wind picked up & alarm  caused an adrenaline  rush ....nice to be able to set the sensitivity for such conditions .

The fish are not interested in my maize or the puffed corn ....saw one surface way beyond my bait . 

Good luck tomorrow ,   I hope the thunder doesn't spook them ....but they gotta eat sometime !!   ?  

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