Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Rogue River State of Jefferson
When lfe serves you lemons, make lemonade
My own carp experience was much like that old saying about lemonade. The Long Beach Casting (fly fishing) Club I belonged to was in, surprise, surprise, Long Beach Ca. The nearest prime trout fishing was the Owens Valley some 200+ miles to the north, which means you first have to drive thru 100 miles of LA traffic & over the mountains to get there. Three day weekends minimum, and the fish are measured in inches.
The carp were in Costa Mesa, within sight of John Wayne Airport! I could get there after work on a week night & have the place all to myself. Although we never actually weighed them, we spoke of the carp in pounds. And some were huge! Pulled like a Mack truck, often into your backing. Fishing for those carp was a learning experience. I could only fish for Redfish once a year when we visited Florida. But I was able to hunt those carp at least twice week, all year long.
I fish because the voices inside my head tell me to.