I've been chasing this particular fish at night since the spring. I've been snubbed by him dozens of times, hooked him twice and let him run me into backing, and let him haunt my dreams.
After months of learning his feeding lane and memorizing his feeding times when the water hits certain temps, it all came together last night in a 25 min fight that had me shin deep in cold water at 10 pm without waders. I couldn't believe I did it with a 6 weight. My adrenaline is still pumping. Great night, great night. Note to self. Carp like egg cluster patterns. A lot.