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    Cool One t0o MaNy cArp's 0n tHe braIn "2017" ~<)))><

    Twenty Seventeen started out as a "wish this water would drop" sort of year for me. Access to my normal locations and water temps all worked against me well in to June. A few failed trips to Sauvies Island and I found myself asking "why do I do this again?" to the many people around me that know I am addicted to carp fishing. Then came the heat... Shortly after the water did drop and for those days that I could bear the heat wave the bite was very steady in the main Willamette River near my home. As always it took me a few days to get acclimated to my spots and the tides. Spots from Cedar Island to Kelloge Creek and down to Sellwood Bridge all began to show signs of gold life. Ten fish days have been the norm since the heat wave but some of the warmest days have proven to produce constant numbers of carp runs in a tide and more recently one of my favorite sloughs has been producing fish close to 20 lbs. The later of which is making me thank my self for buying the "slightly" heavier Sonik U.K. carp rod I purchased last year. A 3 lb. curve rod does not feel over gunned when the fish are anything over 10 lbs. I am posting late and still fishing each week so I will post these in sections as they came and to current. There is also some video to watch this year starting with the "Willamette Carp Runs" video I have linked below. If you have any questions feel free to ask. No question is to simple because even in carp fishing the details matter if you want to be consistent.











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    One t0 MaNy cArp's 0n tHe braIn "2017"~<)))><


    One t0 MaNy cArp's 0n tHe braIn "2016"~<)))><

    Fighting over the fish will only serve to divert us from our common goal ><,>

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    I will often mark the top of the tide and each bite with a stick in the mud as a marker. Over time this allowed me to see the patterns and how to plan my time accordingly. Every spot is different as to how the tides effect the fishes movement. In this case the top stick marks the top of the tide. A laps in time from high slack to outgoing tide but then notice the consistent pattern all the way to the bottom of the tide. In this spot the bite turns off again as the tide progresses inward because the fish move to a new location on the flats to feed as they do at the top of every tide.











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    My first Willamette mirror carp ><,>




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    Late summer monster slough carp. I have some video from these sessions to cut. Absolute screaming carp runs that went forever. ><,>











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    Late Summer monster slough carp Continued ><,>











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    Late Summer monster slough carp continued ><,> Extras and the otters ><,>





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    Nice post! That Mirror is pretty nice looking. Let's hit a slough sometime real soon...
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    With the cold and rain now coming and the season slowing down I decided to hit one of my favorite spots on the Willmatte River as sort of a last hit. The bite had slowed down from constant to just a half dozen good runs. Managed a few smaller fish in the 5lb class but it was not what I was seeing a few weeks ago during the heat wave. Bites were non committal but when I could get them hooked they fought better than I have ever seen. The water was cooler and clear, a stark contrast from the hot and muddy water of a few weeks ago. A fun last strike and a fond farewell until next year was the message I was getting here.







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    Love the pics and the thought process behind them... great work as always Thanks for sharing with us!
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