A Birthday Carp

Friday, May 30, 2014 , , 14 Comments


Today for my birthday I took some time to visit a local mud flat to chase Carp. Managed to hook into a  feisty one in 2 feet of water who despite being small still managed to take me into my backing. Only one I landed but it was a lot of fun, first Carp of the year, and a nice way to enjoy my birthday.


14 Comments:

Mel Moore said...

First off, Happy Birthday, Bryan!! Great way to spend a little time on your day of the year. Catching any Carp on a fly rod would be a nice present. Thanks for sharing.

Hibernation said...

Great way to spend your B-Day!

Nate Fordham said...

Ive been chasing the carp a lot this year. I've hooked into a few, but i finally landed my first one last weekend

Happy Birthday. Can't think of a better way to spend it.

Daniel said...

Happy birthday. I have been thinking of chasing the carp floating around the mud flats left in the Kings river near me. Do you have any fly suggestions?

Atlas said...

Daniel, my number one Carp pattern is one called "Mikes Carp Candy" it really performs well. I also have caught a fair share on Wooly Buggers and Pine Squirrel leeches.

Carp for birthday, any size carp will give a fight on the fly---great way to spend the day--thanks for sharing

Sounds like a great way to spend your birthday! Hope you enjoyed the rest of the weekend!

Juan said...

Happy belated birthday, brother! I hope you had a great one!

Howard said...

Happy belated birthday! All I want for my birthday is to catch one carp! Nice job.

Atlas said...

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes! It was a great day.

FishnDave said...

I'm late to the game...but happy BELATED Birthday just the same! :)
Carp on a fly is awesome!
I haven't gotten one yet this year, but have gotten flies in front of a few. So far, they are acting very strange...not eating on the bottom much, more often just mouthing in water like a Bigmouth Buffalo. Kind of tough to imitate plankton with a fly.
Keep after 'em! :)

Kevin Smith said...

a little late but Happy Birthday Man!

TexWisGirl said...

happy belated birthay! :)