Post by CarolinaAngler on May 24, 2020 7:51:44 GMT -5
Went out on a 7' row boat yesterday morning to fish. There were fish splashing in the middle of the lake near the old river bed. So i paddled over there thinking I was going to catch some bass, and to my surprise I found two large carp swimming together...mating? They paid me no attention and even bumped into the boat. That scared them. They were brown and kinda ugly and I suddenly remembered seeing a school of large brown fish a week or two ago under some shoreline cover that wouldn't go after my artificial lures.
It dawned on me that a lot of the topwater action I've been seeing might really be carp and not bass at all and here I am chasing those sounds...What do you all think? I didn't realize how big the carp were here on SML and assumed any large splash was a Striper or LMB.
Also, post-spawn fishing has been tough as hell. Been skunked last 7 times on water that I haven't had live bait.