Re: Sight fishing carp 6-6-12
I fished that same area Saturday afternoon and saw a TON of carp. I walked the trail up to the end and got in the water. I ended up catching a few smallies floating a 3" Smoke/Purple tube on a 1/2oz head into holes that were holding fish. There were quite a few smallmouth and even more huge carp from the ComEd high lines all the way up where I stopped wading just north of Chicago Bridge & Iron (according to Google Maps on my iPhone anyways). Tried, with no success, small shaky heads, wacky-rigged worms, and a 1/2oz football with a 3" craw trailer. All in all it was a good 4 hour wade, minus the sunburn!
I've never targeted carp, but I can only imagine the fun one could have on a medium action rod with light test. Might have to bring a couple kernels of corn next outing and give it a go!