Fish on 2013: Missouri River Wild Grass Carp on the Fly

I visited “the spot” a couple days ago, seeing several large Grass Carp in the mid to upper creek, which is much deeper than the lower creek in times of low water.  After getting skunked on the Musky front I headed over to the creek for a little look see.  “Up or down the creek?”, I wonder.   Water has been so low that I wondered if they were stacking up below some of the downstream riffles, waiting for higher water while they enjoy the warmer temps of the small creek.  Bingo! about 1/2 mile downstream I found at least 1 or 2 large herds of GC.  I chased them down the creek and back up taking 6 fish, mostly on a black ops variant with sparkle tail. Silver and black on size 8 and you can’t go wrong. I fish a lot of black in sizes 4-8 in the general shape of  wooly buggers and black ops.  Size 4 is great for giant GC, commons, catfish, and hybrid bass, along with drum etc.  So when your not seeing GC you can throw the same flies or a little larger and slaughter everything else in town, and should that GC show himself …no need to change flies.

a grass carp in the water hooked on a fly

The first fish of 2013! Thank you Mr or Ms GC

 

Grass Carp Caught with a small black fly called the black ops

 

One of my best grass carp flies

Black ops sparkle tail, a new them on an old fly...does the trick

 

 

a hooked grass carp swims near a milk jug pollution

The pollution makes for a great size guage in this situation.

 

 

carp and warm water fly

For general warm water fly fishing and Carp...this is a great fly (the species list on flies almost identical to this are very near 100 diff species, for real)

4 Responses to 'Fish on 2013: Missouri River Wild Grass Carp on the Fly'

  1. It seems like I haven’t caught a carp in ages. That’s a nice one to start 2013. I’m going to have to tie some flies similar to that.

  2. Gregg Martin says:

    Nice for you! Still only a handfull, less than a handfull to tell the truth, GC for me. Speaking of black, recently caught my first carp on that color, a common that hammered the fly. Must experiment more. Still pine for drum here, what can it hurt?

    Gregg

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