I despise this weather we've been having it's so bad that even the lower stretch of the West Branch is getting a little warm. I am legitimately scared to fish some of my favorite streams right now. So I'm left with still waters and, when I can, the Farmington. I was there yesterday and it was AWESOME. But first I should talk about the kayak fishing lately. I was ought on the lake on Tuesday. I started out looking for some big bass. That plainly wasn't going to happen. I got a few dinky ones but couldn't find the hawg. So between docks and points I looked for feeding carp.
I found a few, and fortunately the one that was willing to eat ended up being the only one that wasn't feeding right between the docks but instead was out in the open. It was cruising around picking up dragonfly nymphs. I put a big black leach four feet ahead of it and it picked it up when it got there. I set the hook late, the fish was already headed towards my so I had to pick up a lot of slack, but it had hooked itself already and it was good an solidly attached. Even better, I was able to get the kayak to firm ground so I could get out and battle the fish properly.
Ever have this happen? This stupid little bass rammed the back hook of my streamer right into my finger. It still hurts right now.