After the testing of all the different fly lines, I decided to try a little fishing. I selected a fly line and fly for each Tenkara, dropped the electric motor and started along Keemoo Island.
First fish was a largemouth bass on a bluegill popper.
There were lots of 5-bar general. They hide in the shallow water to avoid being eaten by the peacock bass.
This is one of the largest bluegill I've seen at the lake in a long time. There were others and they were aggressive.
I hooked a peacock bass that looked to go 2 pounds. It broke the 4# test leader as I was trying to net it. I saw other larger peacock bass, but was able to avoid them. This is more the size peacock bass I was catching. They were all over the place and very aggressive on streamer flys and bluegill popping bugs.
There were some nice size red devils around... I found enough to have some fun.
Around 4:00 PM I drifted over into the shade along the shore and started breaking down the rods and packing up. I saw movement in the shallow water... it was a carp. I grabbed the Ayu rod rigged with a #12 gold Crazy Charlie, and made my cast. I would cast the fly, and the carp would turn... in the other direction. After about 12 casts, it sucked up the fly and then headed for deep water. Lucky me... I chased after it with the electric motor. In deep water with no stumps or brush to tangle in I just let the full bend of the Tenkara rod tire the fish. Finally it lay on it's side and I scooped it up with the dip net... 3 and 1/4 pounds. Now that boys and girls, is the way to end a fishing trip.
This is one of the few times I ever tried using the Self Timer on my camera.
Why let the truth stand in the way of a good fish story.