I've allways believed that the clearer the water is a carp is hanging out in, the darker it is. Almost like a sun tan. I've seen that the carp I catch in clear water are often much darker and more colorful than carp caught from muddier water. That sentiment is shared by many but I have no clue how true it is lol.Pretty fish, when I was a kid we had a pond on the farm that had black carp, they looked just like a common but were black, grand paw said they were German carp but I have been to Germany and all the carp I saw while there were gold so I don't know.
I've found that turtles push them out. I fish a park lake that maxes at 10-12 feet. Most of my catches in the summer come deep. That said, the two latest catches came 5-10 ft. from the bank in a submerged grass bed.Maybe the 110+ degree temps have pushed the heavies to deeper water.
Carpy weather! Rain turns them on to feed like nothing else!You've got the touch for the mirrors lol always enjoy you guys carp pics. Its raining and storming yet again here for the next 3 days but I'm actually just thinking about pulling the car to the bank and fishing. You guys motivate me.
Nice! Shrimp for the hook bait? I could never get away with that lol! Bullhead bonanza!I pulled this apple slice mirror out of a local park lake last weekend. Longer than normal hair length, and raw shrimp and sinking trout pellets in the pressure cooker along with bird seeds.