Report from the last two days of shore fishing. 1 Oct produced three channels (best one was 5 lbs) and six yellow bullheads; all on cut bait.
2 Oct was a bit more notable; five channels, six bullhead, and one carp. We finally caught a double-digit carp. Wondertucky1 enticed this 21.5 lbs common carp with corn. While he was fighting the fish, I reeled in the adjacent fishing pole’s line to get it out of the way. Instead, the loose line triple-wrapped and tied around the line with the fish. One reel had red copolymer line and the other had green mono line, so it was easy to differentiate the two when I had the cut the line. It was like in the movies, when a bomb is ticking and one of the wires needed to get cut to diffuse the bomb . . . “Red wire or the green wire?!” Anyway, I cut the correct one and netted the fish. Wondertucky1 remained calm and collected even while I was geeking out.
One more neat series of events this evening. I caught a channel (3.5 lbs) (pictured) with a live green pumpkin and was able to salvage the dead green pumpkin. I cut off its head, used the body, and caught another channel (5.25 lbs). I then used its head and caught the third channel (4 lbs).