This was a gorgeous morning to fish. I went to the lake, and was greeted by an expanse of water coated with midges and dimpled by rising fish. As I was going after carp, the only dries I had were large ones. I still managed to get some little smallmouth bass to take.
The sunrise was remarkable, and as the light of the new day filtered through the cloud cover the shallows began to show there bounty. The first fish I spotted disturbing the bottom was of the spiny whiskered kind. One cast with a dragonfly nymph brought a nice bullhead to hand.
Then I found another school of feeding carp, digging hard at the bottom. Of the three, I chose the biggest fish to target. The main reason for this was not that it was the biggest but that it has a crook back, making it an easily identifiable fish. I made the cast, and my luck turned when the fish did to eat my fly. I so love carp.