Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sunburn, Poison Ivy, and Mooneye!

Well it was "that time of year again".  Time for another Roundup!  I met up with a few fellow roughfishers on a multi-species fishing adventure down in the driftless region.  Many species were caught, I ended up with 5 species: Mooneye, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, and a sweet Shovelnose Sturgeon.
I saw several snakes and most were large Fox Snakes; heres one of the bigger ones.
A nice Bow for dinner.
The Mooneye are very cool fish and were everywhere.  I swear you could signal a plane with their reflections; very shiny fish.
This is my largest Mooneye to date, a real scrapper.
I love visiting the driftless area.  Theres very diverse fishing and beautiful scenery, all surrounded by beautiful hardwoods.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cyprinus Carpio

Carp are uncommon in my area.  In the last 12 years I have only ever caught one by accident.  On a whim I decided to check a new spot in the hustle and bustle of the city.  To my surprise and enjoyment....
This fish was like fighting a bulldozer.  Its not a huge fish, but a good size.  It took me a good solid 20 minutes or so to land the beast.  I definitively need to find good fly Carp waters!