The last few weeks have produced some nice catfish and bass despite the beavers attempts to thwart me. I had always thought you found beavers in places like Colorado and Minnesota but there is good population here in Missouri. When I go out night fishing the beavers are really active. They tend to swim into the water I am yet to fish and slap their tails. They obviously don’t like me. Even with all the noise I still manage a fish or two.
Yesterday I got the Kayak out on the Creek for the first time this year. I had heard rumors of Mulberries falling and even saw some evidence myself. Despite low water conditions I had to see what was going on in the lower end of the creek.
It felt really good to get on the water again.
I fished a little on the way down but I was there to check the Mulberry trees so I worked my way quickly down to the trees.
I passed several trees that were either not dropping or the water wasn’t high enough for the berries to hit the water. I made my way to the last and best tree on the creek. I pulled up not seeing the action I had come for. I dropped anchor and took another look. Sure enough there was a Grass Carp right in the spot I would expect. ” Yes! ” I thought to myself. I tied on a size 8 Black ops and it didn’t take long before I landed 6 or 7 catfish and a Grass Carp. Not the numbers I would have liked on the carp under a berry tree but the cruising cloppers on the way back up the creek made up for the slow carp fishing. All in all the little Black Ops landed 1 common, 6 or so grass carp and 6-7 Catfish, not bad for a day of fishing. Even though I’ve done this many times in the past its still an amazing experience.