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Started by 5xTippett, June 17, 2012, 16:15:23 PM

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Phil

"I feel like I need to be in a certain very passive mood to go there and not get aggravated. Learning curve, I reckon.

Having success a few times, then going and feeling like you suck is a kick in the ballsack.

'Tis fishing." ~~ DeeVo

That describes me pretty much to a "T" on every tailwater fishery.

Fishbug

Quote from: greg on December 23, 2021, 10:47:30 AM

Quote from: Phil on December 23, 2021, 09:46:44 AM

Quote from: Fishbug on December 22, 2021, 10:44:34 AM

River looks like its fishing goooood-----may head down me too. there Thurs afternoon  :wave

Hmmmm. From the recent reports, it looks to me like its fishing good for really expert technical tailwater fishermen. That counts my ass out.
Water color good, avg fish size seems larger, flows are steady——they are still snooty tailwater fish.

Dougfish

Snooty bait.

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Cheeseburgers.
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Dee-Vo

#2298
Quote from: Dougfish on December 23, 2021, 19:27:17 PM

Every time I fish, I go in with supreme confidence.
Life rule.
If you don't plan to succeed, you plan to fail.

I might suk, but I don't plan to suk.

When I pull the waders on after arriving, I have the utmost confidence. No problem there. I agree with you 100%.

Dougfish

One of these days we'll fish .....

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: Dougfish on December 23, 2021, 19:54:37 PM

Snooty bait.

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Cheeseburgers.
Doug goes dirty
wb goes dirtier

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I call these "Fuck #24 BWOs and 7x"

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

trout-r-us

When the fish get snooty, ya can't be snobby.

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Fishbug

Quote from: trout-r-us on December 24, 2021, 06:44:34 AM

When the fish get snooty, ya can't be snobby.

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get on Youtube and search "Field and Stream Mealie Master"

Make you pick up the UL spinning rod


Dee-Vo

Quote from: Fishbug on December 24, 2021, 19:38:23 PM

Quote from: trout-r-us on December 24, 2021, 06:44:34 AM

When the fish get snooty, ya can't be snobby.

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get on Youtube and search "Field and Stream Mealie Master"

Make you pick up the UL spinning rod

No, it won't.  p;-

Woolly Bugger

#2304
#137

Gas $2.69  :Dance 65 and sunny.

I went to a couple of places that I hadn't visited in a while.

I caught punes, might have had a thumper on the line for a couple of seconds.

Moved around a bit and found a pod of suckers, one of which fought harder than the trout.

Flowers blooming on the bank.
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This little black stone is from the other day.

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Hovered up a bunch that looked like this... nothing too exciting

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Not the biggest sucker but, close...

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and another trout among the dozen caught

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dirty euro trash day

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I had a snack at the end of the day.

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Dougfish's post reminded me of how many euro rigs I lost today (3) and how much time was spent untangling dropper fly tangles.
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dougfish

#2305
59, 60

I took another skunk on Friday. I had a compressed day and was fishing hard and fast.
Nothing from a "sure thing" run. A real head banger.  b';
Fished up through a flat section to picky sippers.  :;!
Reached the section where I was going to bag a fish or quit.
Saw 2 nice fishing rising in swifter water. Stuck with the girdle bug.
Hooked the near fish. Nice one. Threw the hook.
Went for the one on the far side. Opps. Lots of wood over there. Lost fly.
Never got a hook up. Moved up and did not get a fish out of numerous good lays.
Finally got another strong take...........and spit the bit.  b';
Reeled up and hit the hike out to the truck. Only an hour left. Upstream.
There was another vehicle there, but I never saw anyone after walking in.
Promptly lost another freshly tied bug. Then I had a strong fish break me off.
Lost a third bug. Reeled up and headed home. Kidz were flying in from CO soon.

Went back today for the last(?) trip of 2021.
Started low. Looking for a fresh venue. Euroing.
Lost a few flies straight away.But caught a couple of meh fish.
Got to my turn around to start up through the target water and caught 3 nice, heavy, acrobatic fish.
Lost 2 more rigs.  b';

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I waded in because I was trying to meet up with Scott (consumnfire) on the upper river.
We had not fished together this year.
In the parking lot, a car approached. The driver said, "I know you". Rut roh?!
It was trout-r-us. It was good to meet Bob and his lovely wife and we chatted for a while before I headed upstream.

I hiked in after Scott and I found him happily catching a few chunky risers. His 7 mo old chocolate lab was with him for her first fishing trip.

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She alternated between well behaved and full blown maniac puppy. No fish were put down, though.
I watched Scott catch a few while I rigged up a dry fly rod.

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I waded in behind him and crossed over. Lots of sipping fish. But no sales were completed. Scott had turned to refusals, also. I switched a few times and finally got a hook up. And an SDR. 20 minutes later, no more fish between us, I had to hit the road the road for home.

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Cheers all. Happy New Years!
J and I are fishing next Monday to get 2022 kicked off right.

:cheers

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Dee-Vo

#2306

Nice work, @Dougfish & @Woolly Bugger & @trout-r-us.

Also, nice pup!


trout-r-us

Quote from: Dee-Vo on December 28, 2021, 09:00:26 AM

Nice work, @Dougfish & @Woolly Bugger & @trout-r-us

Also, nice pup!

Thank You, but I did not participate in the angling adventures. I was merely driving around the neighborhood with my wife and happened to bump into Doug at a parking area.
By the way, it was nice to meet you Doug.

Woolly Bugger

#139 66 and cloudy

Last trip of the year...  <-;:  :cheers  :wave  -+;

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When I got down to the Hodgman hole the trout were sipping steadily, that was a good sign.
They were rising in the tailout of the big diagonal run and I played the BWO game for about an hour before it shut completely down. A handful came to the net. Every time I was ready to move on another fish would rise, but it was so sporadic that it was just a frustrating delay.
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Damn beavers blocked my shortcut.
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found this on the detour
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I moved on down to look at some other runs and tossed the euro rig into the head of the pool. I found a fish, it hangs out under a submerged limb. It missed the fly as it swept by. Difficult cast for sure. Since there were no risers here I moved on down to the bottom run and euroed up a handful of fish.

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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dougfish

Cheers, MOFO. The best for 2022.
:cheers

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

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