It was inevitable that at some point slow moving creeks, such as the one I where I target carp in the cold months, would succumb to the low temperatures and freeze over. With the recent freeze of Big Dry Creek, my lone winter carp spot was rendered useless. I had abandoned still water in October once the colder temperatures drove the carp out of sight and into the deep. In late fall, Big Dry Creek became the last bastion of hope (close to home) and the carp took flies up to the week before Christmas.
|Nothing precludes you from fly fishing for carp like 2 inches of ice on your favorite creek.|
Any veteran carp angler will tell you that there is always a chance of catching carp when you can actually see the carp. I might add that open unfrozen water helps too.
|Reason #457 why I love Colorado.|
|You talk about some seriously cold fingers after releasing these fish into water that is a touch above freezing.|
|The crap selfie...sometimes you get a good shot but more often than not it is a carp shoot.|