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I had a few hours to kill yesterday do I stopped by a creekmouth on the Fox hoping to stir up an early spring Pike or even a Walleye. No takers on the big red/white bunny leech, but I kept see carp cruising around. I switched over to a bonefish-type fly called a "Crazy Carper" and had at it. When the wind would die down, I would catch a glimse of some capr swimming by - they were at least 24+ inches.

I finally got a strike, and I strip-set the hook, and this fish was all power! As soon as I put pressure on the rod, he snapped by 6 lb tippet like it wasn't even there. That was a big fish!

The sun started dropping and it cooled off, sending the carp to warmer waters, but it was nice to get out with a fly rod in hand.

I saw male and female loons swimming and diving, and heard them calling like it was a Minnesota lake. Herons flying low and Sandhill Cranes way up high. I even had a mink walk up with 3 feet of me before he realized I was there, then he scurried away to safety.
 

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Its cool seeing/hearing the Loons around here...I've been seeing them on and off for the last week or so on the river in Elgin. Also plenty of different Diver-type birds. Makes the day more interesting.
 

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Smitty, sounds like a great day. Great time of year for the wildlife.

Man, I hate when they bust off like that. I've switched to 16+ leaders and tippet now, after I watched a Lake Michigan one suck in a fly, roll, and snap my 10 lb test like a spider web. Worst part was that my little cousin was fishing for smallies next to me, and he would have flipped to see a fish that big landed.
 

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there is nothing like flyfishing for carp!! I love it!! cant get enough. I've been tying flies all winter and I'm pretty stocked up for this year, and probably the next few years. this goofy weather is killin me, I really want it to get nice out so I can go carpin
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Joe D said:
there is nothing like flyfishing for carp!! I love it!! cant get enough. I've been tying flies all winter and I'm pretty stocked up for this year, and probably the next few years. this goofy weather is killin me, I really want it to get nice out so I can go carpin
Joe
Why wait? Get your Clouser Swimming Nymphs and start chasing!
 
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