Friday, June 7, 2013

The New Moon



During the month of May I didn't get out fishing as much as I wanted to but I made the best of each outing. The majority of my fishing was concentrated in the three days preceding, and the day of the new moon. I find that these days can be the most productive of the month. This time of the month the fish are very receptive and feed with purpose. The only downfall was that I lost the majority of the fish I hooked in thick vegetation. By this time of year the still waters I fish are choked with weeds which makes landing determined fish quite a hassle and nearly impossible without going for a swim.



Sight fishing in the dark





My Favorite Conditions




I don't always cast at carp...
I did bass fish for a little bit one afternoon. Landed over a dozen in a half hour.


Blurry goodness


One of the coolest aquatic turtles...


Sternotherus odoratus


What's carpin' without herpin'...


Gotta Love Ghosties



Can't forget about the 32 pounder...

3 comments:

Gregg said...

Good lord, a slow day is good year for me and I don't (always) consider myself a hack. I honestly believe carp are most affected by the effect of moons abd tides the closer one is to a coast, as I've not noticed a difference. but did I say hack.

Gregg

Trevor Tanner said...

Yeah, can't forget the 32 pounder! So you like carpin in the rain do you? Tried it a couple of times now, it hasn't worked out (close, but no cigar) but it sure has a different feel.

Adam said...

I do Trevor. They seem to turn on just before it rains and feed heavily throughout. Visibility can be an issue but you can sneak up to them a lot closer with the surface disturbance.