The Fall is here in the midwest and I can feel winter closing in. I get bummed as the days get shorter and the temperature starts to drop. Don't get me wrong, it is gorgeous outside in Illinois with the wonderfully cool weather and the amazing colors that the trees are showing. It just seems that I get super busy in the fall / winter and I hate being cold. Winter for me means at least one to two months off from fishing. Every year I keep telling myself that I will get out and fish in the winter, but it doesn't happen. Maybe I will make good on that promise this year.
I have only been out fishing a couple times this fall so far. I went on a long spell of not catching any carp. I am still learning their patterns and I guess when the weather changes they take it easy for a bit? I broke the spell last week and got a decent mirror carp and my local carp waters holds some nice bass and crappie. Who would have guessed it.
Don't give up on fishing in colder weather and don't give up just because you aren't catching anything. Get outside and enjoy the outdoors. It is good for the soul.