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Success on the River!

Started by Dee-Vo, May 20, 2014, 21:06:01 PM

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Dee-Vo

I spent 9 hours wading today. Took the fly rod of course with high hopes and somewhat low expectations. I'm getting the hang of it nicely and quickly I think. I tied on an elk hair caddis that received lots of attention but the fish would never commit fully. I tied on a Dave's Hopper with a nymph dropper with no luck (lost both of those). Then came the black wooly bugger. This thing is the ticket.

First 8 fish were rock bass and redbreasts. This made my day alone seeing how I haven't caught any of those little bass in ages. None of them were large but I had a nice sized one come out from under a rock 3 times after the fly only to spit it out immediately. I wish I would've caught it.

The last two fish were interesting. This was my first river long rod trip. I didn't expect to catch a trout even though that's what I was targeting ultimately. I seen a few trout as I approached a pool and spooked them. Minutes later I landed the beautiful rainbow pictured. This is where I think luck played a huge part. I moved on up river and maybe an hour after I caught the rainbow it happened. I hook into and pull from the depths the biggest trout I've ever brought to hand. I had no way of measuring it but it was mid twenties or there about!!! It was a pig in my book and a formidable opponent on the fly rod. I wanted to stay longer but I had reached my stopping destination and headed back to civilization.

I may as well sale every piece of spinning gear I own. It'll do nothing but collect dust from here on out.

I seen two snakes that looked exactly like small copperheads. Watersnakes? I don't know and frankly don't care. Also, I found a neat looking snail/slug and took a quick picture.

As always, I hauled out beer cans, sardine cans, wads of fishing line and a metal bracket of some sort.

I took a pic of this bluehead chub that was barely alive with something funky going on with his head and eyes.

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Michael Toris

Were the snakes sticking out of pants zippers? Did they make you feel "flushed" when you gazed upon them?


troutrus

Nice report Wademaster. Great pictures.


Dee-Vo

Thanks for the replies fellas. Especially you wildmttrout, you're something special. Good luck on the water.


DRIFTS

Poor ole sucker, recon he got snake bit? Post up a intro and it may help to include a little puneage too.  /'/

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Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

Quote from: DRIFTS on May 22, 2014, 10:19:37 AM

Poor ole sucker, recon he got snake bit? Post up a intro and it may help to include a little puneage too.  /'/

Don't you mean poonage?   Not that I really care, but I like for our resident younger swinging units and Doug to remain happy and sassy.   

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DRIFTS

l><))))))))))))))))),/*>~----------------------dave

Transylwader

Quote from: Mudwall Gatewood on May 22, 2014, 10:38:40 AM

Quote from: DRIFTS on May 22, 2014, 10:19:37 AM

Poor ole sucker, recon he got snake bit? Post up a intro and it may help to include a little puneage too.  /'/

Don't you mean poonage?   Not that I really care, but I like for our resident younger swinging units and Doug to remain happy and sassy.

Puneage? Haha. I have never laughed so hard... :laugh: :embarassed:

Swinging units? C'mon Mudders, mate...here's some learnings



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