Hi everyone! I fly fished Ray Roberts today for some carp and found the carp in their spawning stage, with some foraging for food. Water temperature was several degrees warmer in the wind-shielded flats in the coves than the main lake. The carp, as a result were very active and cruising everywhere. However, the brush is the real challenge. There is so much protruding from the water that making a good presentation is extremely difficult. At the end of it I managed to come up with one beautiful carp, which wasn't even a true catch because I guess I accidentally foul hooked it near it's mouth. I had another one on, which was a true catch, saw it inhale the fly about 3 feet from me, but it made such a strong run that the line got caught in the thick brush and the fish snapped off.
In conclusion, if you guys have been anxious to do some carp fishing, the flats at Ray Roberts are a great place to go. Just bring a stronger tippet and leader (which I didn't) and a stronger fly rod to steer the beasts through the dense brush. It was extremely fun, especially since it was my first time fly fishing there, and the water felt great (I don't have waders).