When the spawn starts (mid to later in May in Michigan), fishing slows down for a couple of weeks (depending on the venue) and then picks back up slowly.
With the summer heat carp seem to move from the shallow water spots into deeper water. That leaves the carp fisherman with a few options:
- Fish venues with deeper water (near dams, in mill ponds, specific spots in rivers, deeper lakes)
- Cast further from show into deeper water (7 or 8 feet seems to be my sweet spot )
- Fish early mornings and later into the evenings (depends a little on the specific venue)
Here are a few pictures from last weekend's efforts:
|Small mouth buffalo|
|Biggest common carp of the day in the mid teens|
|Early afternoon common carp|
|Small mouth buffalo weighing 17 pounds|
|Carp fishing action shot and the last fish of the day|
|Occasionally I catch carp like this one with the crooked tail, which seems to be a birth defect|
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