Spent a few hours out carping this afternoon, found an open patch of water among the thawing ice (background), water is in the mid to upper 30's up here, and quite stained where I was.
Landed my first open water carp of the season, missed another one too. Both hit my "Sweet dream" popup boilies.
PB common = 38.5 lbs
PB mirror = 22.5 lbs
PB musky = 52 inches (40 lb fatty)
PB blue cat = 59 lbs
PB lake sturgeon = 57 inches
PB alligator gar = 65 lbs
2015 big ones: