I got a new ugly stick pole I couldn't wait to use, go I decided to try out Big Bend's carp becuase I didn't have too much time and have gotten skunked almost every time I've gone looking for bass lately. I caught 5 good sized carps near the spillway on Saturday using sweet corn boiled with garlic. I also caught caught two crappie on small 3"worms on the south end. There were no signs of bass or other gamefish (I saw a site that listed pike as one of the species in big bend, lol), but the last carp I caught was like realing in a Cadillac even though it wasn't that big. It just felt good to catch a few fish for a change.