Since Austin was too far for a quick trip I went to Purtis Creek on the recommendation of some of you guys. The wind was brutal and the perch were relentless so it wasn't the best of trips but the grass carp are there.
My bait was being stolen by what I assumed were perch so I put a worm on and guess what.
My wife likes to cast so I sent her walking along the dam with a kastmaster and immediately started getting these pics. She caught several nice ones.
And finally a good bite on a carp rod and I set the hook and broke it off, no idea what happened other than I damaged the line a few days ago when I caught about five commons and didn't retie, my mistake.
A few minutes later my buddy Patrick has a good run and after a surprisingly short fight I netted his 36 pounder.
I've only had experience with this one grass carp but I was disappointed that the fight didn't last longer. There was some surface action but for the size of the fish it was a let down. After that the wind really started and the lake began to white cap so that was about it for bites. I'll be back to try for the grass carp again for sure just to see if they all fight this way and also because I've never caught one.