10/13/2021 caught and released an 18” white sucker, brown bullhead, channel catfish and white catfish with my homemade corn meal bait in the 68 degree Millstone ...more River in the evening.
10/10/2021 caught and released 3 channel catfish to 20”, a 12.5” brown bullhead, a yellow bullhead and caught and kept a 6 lb carp with my homemade corn meal bait ...more in my new Millstone River spot in the evening. A big one swam downriver into a snag and stole my hook. Had carp action there the past 5 consecutive days.
10/9/2021 caught a 7.5 lb common carp with my homemade corn meal bait in the 69 degree Millstone River. Landed 4 in the past 4 days in my new spot.
Caught an 8.5 lb common carp with my homemade corn meal bait in the 76 degree Millstone River on the north shore in the evening. Nice fight.
10/6/2021 Threw out a can of corn for chum, then caught a 10.75 lb common carp with ShopRite canned whole kernel corn on a #8 gold hook and 4 lb test line and 8.75 ...more lb common carp with my homemade corn meal bait on a #8 red treble hook and 12 lb test line. Caught and released 2 channel catfish, a white catfish and a yellow bullhead on corn meal bait at dusk
Made a miracle catch in 76 degree Gropps Lake yesterday evening with Aldi’s canned whole kernel corn on a #8 gold hook and 4 lb test line. Was fishing for bluegills ...more with my brother John’s very old, worn out Shimano AX200 ultralight spinning reel that has missing parts and seizes up. After I hooked the carp, it swam into a downed tree in the lake. I was very lucky when it swam out of the snag without breaking my line. The reel froze up a few times but I managed to fix it each time. When I tried to beach the big one several times, it went wild, jumped, splashed, then soaked me. I was very surprised that my > 50 year old mono didn’t break. I may start using my new Mitchell reels soon.