If you can manage to avoid getting lost amongst all the sage brush and wide open spaces, some great fishing spots can be found in Wyoming. Last week we found ourselves fishing a couple of these cowboy state lakes. The first attempt was for walleye. Apparently the walleyes were not in the mood to strike at any bait. The crowds on the lake for the 4th of July stirred up the waters and now all was quiet. Nothing was biting.
So what is one to do if trolling and casting attempts leave you with nothing but a wet line? Get out the bow and shoot carp! If you've never tried this, I would highly recommend it. We had an absolute blast! And since there was just one bow on board, it was a battle to be the one flinging arrows. We played fair, but it was fun bantering back and forth.
Now, these Wyoming carp are not the flying asian carp that leap out of the water in the wake of a boat like you may have seen on some hunting shows. The trick with these boogers is to spot them hovering near the banks in the mud / reeds. If you look closely, a fin breaking the water's surface gives away their hiding spot. Easing along the shoreline with the power of an electric motor allows you to get pretty close for a shot.
So we flung arrows for good portion of the afternoon before heading to the bass lake to finish out the day (I'll post bass pics later this week - man those are fun to catch!)
Booyah! Carp on!