I had planned to try fly-fishing a certain public pond during lunch, but it was much windier than I wanted to enable good sight-fishing for carp. Instead, I went to a different pond just to kill time with some bluegill fishing...but there were already 2 people there fishing, so I went to a third pond which was near the second pond, and is NOT a pond I like very much because of low numbers of fish and murky water. I had several bluegills come unbuttoned before I got them in, then saw "bubble trails" and tried for carp. Tried an indicator and egg pattern. Had the indicator go down once, but missed the hookset, and then saw a big cloud of sediment get kicked up...so I'd say that WAS a carp, and I missed it. But I got a strike and that is a bonus. Oh, and I had another strike before I had switched to the egg & indicator set-up. It was on a black woolly bugger, and when I set the hook, it broke my line. I feel confidenat that THAT was a carp too!
As my buddy Jay noted....."I'm getting closer!"