I have seen more carp on the Dupage this year than ever before. It seems every pool, every turn, and every jam in every stretch is holding atleast a few. I counted 13 in a school just lazily cruising in one spot the other day. Ton of suckers it seems too. Anyone else notice this too, or is it just me?
Anywho, me and the woman hit the river for about 45 mins after work last night, to try and do battle with a giant or two before dark. Sight fishing light action spinning gear, with a #8 octopus hook and sweet corn is my rig of choice for these beasts. A little bit of floating weed cover and moss did make things a little more challenging, but the river has cleared up quote a bit from what it has looked like recently.
Saw a few giants, but fish were not very active last night. Hit a few in the head with my bait, and they just weren't in the mood. We did have a few takers tho. First two fish were smaller, in the 3lb range. She ended up with a pretty nice one that ended our outing. After a good 5 minute battle with this one, every fish in the area spooked out. A good note to close on.