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Carp flats update #13216493 07/16/19 05:08 PM
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This season started off looking like water world, with my favorite haunts about five feet to deep to fish. It feels weird to pole the boat over, what is usually, dry ground. Some of the "flats" were so covered in vegetation it looked like the Everglades in a way. Most of the parks were flooded out.

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The Corp. has been drawing over 1900cfs since the end of may and the flats are now getting the right elevation to spot fish. And the fish have been cooperating. If you can see them before they see you, get a good cast on a feeding fish, it will usually get a look and with a little luck, will get an eat. But, sometimes you can do everything just right and still will not get a take. Nobody said this kind of fishing was easy. And that's why we do it.

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Re: Carp flats update [Re: Capt. Mac] #13216688 07/16/19 08:25 PM
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Very nice report Cpt Mac. Pity your photos are spoilt by the logo.


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Re: Carp flats update [Re: Capt. Mac] #13216718 07/16/19 08:55 PM
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Thanks Linecaster. Yea, Thats the first time that has happened. Does anybody know how to get rid of those?


Re: Carp flats update [Re: Capt. Mac] #13216829 07/16/19 10:28 PM
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Captain.

Does Ray Roberts look like this right now? I wanted to launch out of Jordan and hit the back trees with the 5wt. As of 7.16.19 it is .56 above pool.

I am used to parking the skiff and wading in less than knee high water back there.


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Re: Carp flats update [Re: Capt. Mac] #13216900 07/16/19 11:22 PM
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Yes sir, the last five pics were shot Friday and Sunday. If i remember correctly the elevation was + .93 or something close to that. Its in my log book but i'm not a home right now.


Re: Carp flats update [Re: Capt. Mac] #13217091 07/17/19 02:56 AM
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wow captain... might wait a bit. I guess when i went it was at a negative below pool the past years. thanks for the update!

Re: Carp flats update [Re: 5wtflyfisher] #13217713 07/17/19 07:40 PM
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Checked my log book. 7/12 the elevation was +1.22 and 7/14 was +0.94.
7/28/18 the elevation was -1.28
7/17/17 - 0.25
7/20/16 +0.31

Still just a bit higher than around this time in previous season but its not far off, especially if they keep releasing water.
The flats i like to fish just keep getting better the lower the water gets.


Re: Carp flats update [Re: Capt. Mac] #13218097 07/18/19 03:11 AM
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Nice post and coolphotos Thanks for sharing. cheers




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Re: Carp flats update [Re: Capt. Mac] #13218411 07/18/19 03:10 PM
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Thank you Banker!


Re: Carp flats update [Re: Capt. Mac] #13225994 07/26/19 12:36 PM
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Let us hope there are fish out there starting today! What a year it has been ... I've had a lot of time to work on my poling skiff and skills!

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Re: Carp flats update [Re: Capt. Mac] #13226201 07/26/19 04:13 PM
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I know i have done a whole lot more polling than casting up until a couple of weeks ago. I think its going to be good for a while now.


Re: Carp flats update [Re: Capt. Mac] #13245215 08/12/19 08:51 PM
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Glad the water is finally coming back down to normal! Might need to invent and electric poler that has a joystick lol. Hey it’s a thought Look forward to hitting them with you soon! Great stuff as always looking forward to seeing the next video bud.


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Re: Carp flats update [Re: Capt. Mac] #13246906 08/14/19 01:13 AM
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Right now is about as good as a guy could ask for Robert. Whenever your ready, you have my number. I went out this morning. Shot more video than i did fish but still caught two Carp. Lots of fish on the flats and a lot of variety. Drum, catfish and, surprisingly, quite a few Black bass. I poled Nate up on one that he caught in about twelve inches of water - we weighed it at two and a quarter pounds. Water temp was 91.1 degrees. Go figure. I saw three bass this morning this i guessed at 1 1/2 - 3 pounds.(smallest to biggest fish). Tons of catfish also. I don't much care for them but they will blast a fly.


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