This just in from our good pal Conway Bowman in San Diego… the mako shark bite is happening big time, but it seems the good Captain has found another little fascination that’s chewing up a lot of his free time. Conway’s gone carp. And seeing how the guy holds a world record for fly-caught redfish, travels the country to make television shows, and diddles around with 200-plus-pound predators for kicks, I’d imagine the carpin’ must be pretty good in So. Cal. to have lit his pilot like that.

“KD, it’s off the hook; I got a 20-pounder yesterday,” he explained on a call yesterday.

Which got me thinking: What would be the flyfishing carp-ital of America?