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I was out about 2 weeks ago during the early afternoon while I was in class one day and caught one maybe to of them mudding. Unfortunately I only had about 10 minutes to get back to class so I didn't get a real whack at them. I was out the following week kayaking around NE Creek on Jordan Lake and saw nothing at all. I think the weather we have been having is really messing everything up. Anyone else seen them moving yet?
 

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Saw a ton of them at Jordan lake last week in the shallows, then the front came on the weekend and didn't see many at all. It was so strange that me and my fishing partner could only figure that the fronts affect the carp worse than the bass?

Is that true?
 

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Saw a ton of them at Jordan lake last week in the shallows, then the front came on the weekend and didn't see many at all. It was so strange that me and my fishing partner could only figure that the fronts affect the carp worse than the bass?

Is that true?
What part of Jordan were you at? I can't say with any certainty, but I definitely think the weather has much more impact on carp. I was at NE creek a day or so after someone else told me he way them there wallowing in shallow water. The day I was there, the temp dropped over night and the wind was blowing pretty steady. I saw not a single sign of any carp.

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I havent seen any carp in the shallows but i did see two separate bowfishing boats today so there must be some shallow.
 

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I have no idea if this helps, but fishing at Randleman Reservoir (just South of High Point) up in the upper end of the lake, I saw at least half to a dozen carp today while bass fishing. Wish I'd seen half a dozen bass but I didn't get quite that far. I don't fish for carp, so I don't know how to decipher their behavior, but the ones I saw were solo or in pairs, sitting or slowly cruising just under the surface up in about 2 to 4 feet of water. Water was stained (stained for Randleman, what most people probably consider muddy - about 10 inches visibility probably) and about 60-62 degrees surface temp. These fish were seen in shallow 'slackwater pockets' (what I call the wind-protected pockets on the back side of a wind-blown point). I did see two roll or slap the surface or whatever it is they do that makes the distracting splashes that make me stop and try to decide if that was a bass hitting the surface or another carp. :D
 
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