After months of fishing the same pond in Denton for Common Carp I have noticed many factors that change my daily fish count. The biggest factor seems to be the wind direction. Any time the wind blows towards area Im fishing the bites start coming in. On days when its at my back I often blank or get 1 fish at best. Today the wind was finally blowing back towards the cove I like to fish. Last few days have been slow with wind blowing at my back. Morning started off with two 14 lb carp that fought hard. Then caught 2 female carp guessing around 7 lbs. Things slowed down for a few hours but as I packed up landed at 16 lb carp that really wore me out! Fish just would not give up! I had it on old 6lb mono so I has thinking the old line would break on every run. 3 pics below are the biggest of the day
I put the wind blown bank theory to the test today. I started of the day in my normal spot where I can park right by the water. With wind at my back I fished there for several hours and no bites just like yesterday. So I decided to make the long trek to the opposite side of the pond wher the wind was blowing towards. Within 20 minutes of setting up on far side of pond I landed 1st carp of the day. As I was reeling the carp in another much larger carp swam right next my fish by the shore. This side of the pond has much deeper water much closer to the shore. So next cast was just lobbed out about 20 feet and got another carp. I got 4 carp total and every one of them ran straight to the bank as soon as I set the hook. All were smaller carp around 6-9 lb range. I also caught mud cat with a big ole fat belly that weighed 1 lb 5oz.
All were fish caught on whole kernal golden sweet corn. .68 cents a can at walmart. Oats and cream corn for my pack biat with no additional flavoring. Just cheap 2.48 can of oats and cheap .68 can of cream corn.