|Some carp yummies for testing- I'm a proud Deer Creek Pro Staffer!|
|Love the colors on these scrappers!|
Well, rain came down for less than 5 minutes. It was overcast, light wind and there were fish everywhere. By the end of the day I was seriously annoyed... at the weather people... Lake Champlain was great to me!
I tried out a few new carp patterns... they seemed to be doing the trick. The gray seems to be the one the fish like the most. After losing both the new gray ones to fish I went back to the old standby. That did the trick as well.... Here are the results:
|The photo doesn't do credit to the colors on these fish!|
Drum- hooked 3 landed two. Nothing huge but even the little 14" drum put a great bend in an 8 weight rod. They were all about eating today and a fly near the bottom got the job done. The bigger one came in around 19". I still haven't seen any of the real big ones in shallow yet but that is coming soon for sure!
|Big gar... note the upper jaw|
I consider a Lake Champlain Flats slam to be a drum, carp and a smallmouth and I call a drum, carp, gar and bowfin a Champlain Oddball slam... so I was close to both today! Nick, you are on deck for the next one!
Champlain is hot right now! I can get you on fish if you let me! Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Obligatory dropped drum picture!|