Bugs, Bugs, Bugs, Carp!

I sat down with the intention of doing a nice little write up about bugs and carp and all kinds of stuff about fishing this time of year and deep down in my brain a little voice said…

“Don’t do it man, nobody really gives a shit. You don’t really give a shit. Get off your ass and go for a walk. Hell man, go stare at a spot on the wall, it will be time better spent.”

I always listen to the little voice in my head.

There are bugs, billions of bugs on the river and carp feeding on them.

Lots of both.

The bugs I can deal with.

I hate carp.

They’re in the way.

By the end of the month both will start to disappear.

September can’t come soon enough.

Catching just enough of these to keep things interesting. Catching carp is not interesting.

A few days earlier I had mentioned to Bob Long that I haven’t caught a drum on the Fox in years. Ask and ye shall receive.

9 thoughts on “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs, Carp!

  1. Richard Velders

    The photos are awesome. Saw all those flying creatures when I was on the river. Your writing is also very creative tho I’m surprised you haven’t yet taken ESL where they teach you how to use longer special words rather than the four letter ones like carp, f***, bugs, and s***. đŸ™‚ Dick

    1. Ken G Post author

      That’s funny Dick. The wife is giving me a hard time for my attitude lately.
      I think I’m just a bit burned out, short on time and I do have one hell of a potty mouth.
      Had to where I grew up. Would sit and listen to my dad and his friends. My dad didn’t swear much, but his friends were awful.

      Didn’t Hemingway have a saying about why use big words when little ones will do?

      1. Richard Velders

        Heee heee. I used to have a good command of the English language. Now at my age, I’m forgetting all the long words. Maybe I’ll have to start using shorter ones too. Dick

  2. CHUCK KOENIG--LUNKERBUSTERS

    KEN: JUST HOW OFTEN DO YOU HOOK INTO A MUSKIE WHILE ON THE FOX R? I’VE BEEN FISHING THE FOX FOR 15 YRS. OR SO AND NEVER CAN I SAY I’VE HOOKED ONE.

    1. Ken G Post author

      I used to hook into a half dozen a year Chuck, but I don’t fish around those high percentage spots anymore. It’s been a few years since I’ve seen on myself.

    1. Ken G Post author

      I can’t get away from them Ty. It’s hard to write about anything else when everywhere you go there’s those big orange lips sucking away at bugs.
      I briefly like the fight till I realize what’s on the end of the line.

    1. Ken G Post author

      You must be rummaging around in the posts that come up at the bottom that you might be interested in. Now, I miss bugs. Even carp.

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