This post is a cautionary tale. Learn from my mistakes. So its January and I am itching to do some winter carp fishing. My saintly wife agrees to spend her Saturday morning watching our boy so that I can accidentally wake her up getting out of bed at 5:45am.
The car was packed the night before and all ready to go, so I put on every layer I own and creep out the front door so as to not wake the baby.
The car’s thermometer reads 10 degrees as I pull out of the driveway and make the hour long trip to my new favorite winter carp fishing hole.
I get to the bank in the dark and with numb fingers I set up my rod pod and load my PVA bags. I am sitting in snow and putting my rod holders in ice.
Carp are rolling all over in front of my several yards past the edge of the ice and the sun rises with my lines in the water.
I have literally only two hours before I need to leave and I am watching each second go by. This where my tale turn to one of woe and shame.
I set up the video camera on my rod pod to get a nice shot of a take and me landing a big fat winter carp. Sure enough the alarms go off and I run to my rod. Just as I reach for my rod I remember the camera and think to myself: “I would really like a wide angle shot of me playing the fish.” so I leave the rod and fiddle with the camera. While I am fiddling with the camera the carp spits the unset hook and gets away.
Now the only thing I have to show for freezing my butt off in the snow and ice before dawn on a Saturday is this cautionary tale and this video:
So learn from my mistake and check out my epic winter carp fishing fail video.