If you already Carp fish wherever you live then you likely have a good idea how to do it. I imagine you got snakes where you live. I don't mean in public office; I mean the kind that crawl on rocks and on the ground. You probably already know to not put your hands places you can't see. Rattlesnakes can be places like that. You already knew that. Check yourself for ticks at the end of the day if you walk through brush. You already knew that too. If you are from California I know you get to see a lot of crazy stuff but I bet none of you have the trolls that we do here in Washington. Not even in California.
You may not have taken my warning seriously about who is catching the smallest fish and who is catching the largest fish but you definitely should take this warning seriously. Here in Washington we have trolls that live under our bridges. If you fish near a bridge walk around it; DO NOT go under it. You think I'm makin' this stuff up don't you. Okay fine, check this out.
Now do you believe me? I have not personally seen Troll #17 but I have seen his sign and I know better than to go look for him. Sure, it would be fun to get his picture but I know he would look at me like I was a cheeseburger and if he was hungry I would be four bite cheeseburger and that would be that.
Still think I'm shinin' you on. Fine, suit yourself. Check this monster out. That's the real thing. That's the troll hisself and yes, that is a real Volkswagon in his mitt. That gives you some size perspective now doesn't it.
You go messin' with this bad boy and you ain't no cheeseburger you're a 6 foot party sub and a one bite party sub at that! Snakes? Yeah, yeah, yeah; watch out for them. Ticks? Yeah, yeah, yeah; check yourself at the end of the day. Trolls? You don't got em where you live and we do got em so you better be dang careful when you see a bridge!
I'm looking forward to meeting all of you brave Carp anglers this weekend. It will be a great time.