Are There Carp on Mars?

[caption id="attachment_9904" align="alignnone" width="666"] Somewhere between Rufus and Biggs we crossed over into Martian landscape.[/caption]   Are there carp on Mars? That was the big question on my mind as we made for a landing at Carpocalypse 2013. Sensors indicated a surface temperature of 102-degree-Fahrenheit. Humanoid lifeforms were rare, and mostly limited ...

Not Everyone is Happy JP is Spilling the Beans on Carp

Our man Jean-Paul Lipton attracts a full house leading a carp seminar at the Great Waters Show, near Minneapolis.  O'Keefe won't pass up anything free.  Let alone fishing knowledge.  Appears he got something out of JP's presentation.  (posted O'keefe caught carp on FB page for those interested in taking a ...

Hogan’s Trip to Banks Lake

[caption id="attachment_8208" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Worn out"][/caption] Journey’s all began in different ways…some with weeks of planning and preparation, some on the spur of the moment on the wings of spontaneity…this journey began with the slamming “clank clank clank” of my engine as I slid to the side of the road right ...

My Carp Tourney Experience

[caption id="attachment_8140" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Yo"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8138" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Good to know my kids are welcome"][/caption] Yo EZ...Woke up quick at about noon...just thought that I had to be in Compton soon. Not really, I woke up at 6 and I wasn't headed to Compton but I would be fishing with a guy ...

The Champ Triumphs! As Usual

For 5 years Silvey has stopped at his favorite lunch spot on the John Day after a morning session of jet skiing. During lunch he eyes the carp that feed in front of this spot. It has become tradition post lunch Silvey attempts to crack the code on the John ...

Hogan’s Carp Tips #3 Fishing the Fly

[caption id="attachment_7930" align="aligncenter" width="666" caption="Classic Norcal Carp Flat"][/caption] Once I have the fly presented to the fish it is time to focus on movement. The days when carp just blindly assault my fly are rare. Most times I have to entice them to eat. This requires the angler to keep the fly ...

Hogan’s Tips for Carp #2. Presenting the Fly

[caption id="attachment_7921" align="alignright" width="225" caption=""Dry box" not"][/caption] So I bought a new boat…This involves many things that fall in the category of a pain in the butt. The pain in the butt stuff is cleaning out the old boat, getting all my gear swapped over, and selling the old boat. Whenever I ...

Big Fly = Big Carp

Received this note from Travis Morris of Hart-Montgomery. Long time Idylwilde supporter and the first dealer to ever buy Idylwilde Flies…the Bozeman Angler. That is Peter King in the photo, son of Rod King, owner of the Bozeman Angler.  Giant aggro carp in the Bozeman area love their Silvey Sculpin Leeches ...

2012 Bighorn Lake Carp Tournament

The 2012 Bighorn Lake Carp Tournament will be Friday, July 6th. The tournament will go from 10 am to 4 pm and the BBQ and festivities will go from 6 pm to 10 pm. There will be a silent auction and raffle. Jawbone Railroad from Bozeman, MT, will provide the ...

Hogan’s Tips for Carp #1. Identify Local Food Sources

[caption id="attachment_7914" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The fresh water bone fish is no trash fish!"][/caption] Carp are one of my main target species when guiding the Sac.  In this series I am going to talk about how I approach tying flies for carp as well as some tips to catching the elusive fresh ...