The buffalo were spawning along the banks, splashing alongside each other in tight groups. I had my biggest common carp brought all the way to the bank before it broke the line as I tried to beach it. A net would have been great. Luckily this buff's scales were rougher, making for an easy tail grab.
Pulled in my first yellow perch!
I ended up losing 3 big carp, 2 of which I was able to catch a glimpse of, and one that made a beeline for the middle of the lake. The sun went down, but the fish were still biting. I decided to grab my headlamp and stick it out for awhile. It wasn't long before I was fighting this 9 pound, 29 inch common.
Ended the night on this 26 inch buff, also 9 lbs.
It was a great night to chase rough fish! All within 5 miles of my house. Heading to Kansas after work on Friday. Carp beware.