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Carp coming in shallow

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I was out scouting a favorite lake yesterday and looks like the carp are starting to come in shallow!

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My fav carp spot has plenty of visable fish in it right now, in water low enough to wade in.

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A general rule of thumb for finding carp in the shallow waters here in the metro is to watch for the cottonwood seeds to drop.

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They've been shallow since ice out.

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they have been shallow since march for me. lol

and that is over a month before ice out!

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A general rule of thumb for finding carp in the shallow waters here in the metro is to watch for the cottonwood seeds to drop.

how i despise cottonwood.. grr

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I hate the cottonwood too, but it's a great time for flyfishing for carp!!!

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While out bowfishing I have came across a few pockets of warmer water that some carp have started to spawn in already.

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Flyfishing Carp!?!? That sounds incredibly fun!!! I have two fly rods, how would you recommend doing so? Like what kind of lure to you tie on?

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Flyfishing Carp!?!? That sounds incredibly fun!!! I have two fly rods, how would you recommend doing so? Like what kind of lure to you tie on?

you will love it! try anything that looks like a stonefly, hellgramite, dragon fly nymph, or damsel fly nymph. crawfish, worm and leech flies also work well.

sight fishing for carp is pretty much the only way to fly fish for them. look for tailers, or cruisers. sometimes you will find them on top, at that time, pretty much anything, but the more you "match the hatch" the better. you must cast past the fish to avoid spooking them, then bring it to the fish, using short strips and hops, bring it about 1 foot in front of them, and hold on tight.

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This time of year is the best time to flyfish for carp. The cottonwood seeds are just starting to fall, and the carp will eat the seeds off the top. I've used light colored yarn fly variations similar to those for steelhead. They work great.

Jake, you should run down to Reno and Turtle. My best carp day ever was on Reno, and I believe it was the first weekend of June.

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I am starting to find post spawn fish sunning themseves mid day in the pockets of weed flats. Find the curly weed, find the fish.

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This time of year is the best time to flyfish for carp. The cottonwood seeds are just starting to fall, and the carp will eat the seeds off the top. I've used light colored yarn fly variations similar to those for steelhead. They work great.

Jake, you should run down to Reno and Turtle. My best carp day ever was on Reno, and I believe it was the first weekend of June.

where on reno do you fish? if you dont want to give the exact area to the public, just send me an email just at @ hotmail.com after my username (carpmanjake)

id rather you do that, if the area gets out, the carp will probably get all shot up by bowfisherman.

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Are you talking about the Turtle lake in Shoreview so haaad?

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Nope, different Turtle.

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