I was at Bethany last week and caught this carp? with no whiskers.... I had many other bites that I missed. this was on a double drop shot rig. with corn and a worm not sure which one he took. but wow this fish was so stuffed and chubby!
When the water at Commonwealth is right - it'll outfish Bethany for carp hands down. Bethany needs dredged again, especially near the dam. Toooooo much weed growth in the summer - and it wouldn't hurt if, when/if the made it deeper, they added some rock to the bottom instead of the mud bottom that it is now. But that probably won't happen
Right now commonwealth will have great carp action since it is so low. Bass fishing there sucks though any time of year there. it used to be better is what I hear but this guy I met over there keeps all the bass he catches there. Someone told me he single handedly destroyed the bass population.
Sounds like maybe the OBPF needs to get involved and get the regs changed for commonwealth - I know they have permission to stock that water with warm water fish - I can't think they'd be terribly with some jackwit cleaning out all the fish like that. Why can't he keep some of the carp and let the others grow even bigger...