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Started by benben, January 17, 2015, 18:54:54 PM

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Less is more.  Today was spent mostly scouting streams for later this season.  I think we looked at at least half a dozen streams to determine viable future fishing options.  We actually only fished a little while in the end....riding around and looking and even some hiking gets a little old, so we had to actually fish some.  A few fish were caught, some were released from afar, some up close.  Damn, it was good to get out...a little fix to keep holding me over until Spring.

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Little brown trout lovin'

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Working on this now.  Such a good beer.

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Dougfish


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Quote from: Dougfish on January 17, 2015, 19:03:44 PM

That did not suck.

Good to know.
Water temp was in the upper 30s when we checked it, so moving fish I've found at any temps below 40 is a major bonus. 

Dougfish

Catching fish at those water temps is a challenge.
I salute you.   y;

I should be doing this, but no, I'll try to throw my arm off tomorrow.  :laugh:


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Got a special delivery South Carolina beer today.

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bmadd

Not a bad waste of a Saturday. I'll pass on the almond joy beer


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I was born by the river in a little tent,<br />And just like the river I've been running ever since,<br />It's been a long, long time coming,<br />But I know change is gonna come.

Big J

That is a big ole nymph Dude. Looks good for a winter trout report to me.


flatlander


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Quote from: Big J on January 18, 2015, 10:11:37 AM

That is a big ole nymph Dude. Looks good for a winter trout report to me.

Uh yeah.  Those stone fly nymphs were insane.  Tons of them too.


Big J

Quote from: benben on January 18, 2015, 11:21:01 AM

Quote from: Big J on January 18, 2015, 10:11:37 AM

That is a big ole nymph Dude. Looks good for a winter trout report to me.

Uh yeah.  Those stone fly nymphs were insane.  Tons of them too.

I'd say.  Those things are like big ole burritos to the trout. 


The Dude

No shit, I picked up one piece of driftwood and it had five of those stonefly nymphs, a couple roach like stones, some caddis nymphs and several mayfly clinger nymphs. For 40 degree water temps, they scurried off pretty quickly and didn't want to pose for a photo op, so I grabbed what I could and put them in my hand for a quick pic. Earlier in the day there was actually a pretty concentrated blue wing olive hatch complete with a rash of surface activity from some rainbows in one large calm back eddy. This particular stream could hold some decent trout populations and fish of size based on the size of the stream and the quick bug survey from yesterday. It is actually undesignated, but I think it will require much more in depth research this spring and fall, IMO.

I was born by the river in a little tent,<br />And just like the river I've been running ever since,<br />It's been a long, long time coming,<br />But I know change is gonna come.

Aka

Nicely done. The big stream holds a decent number of browns too. I fished it in the late summer of last year and did pretty good on top as I remember.


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Grannyknot

Scouting trips are great.
Less pressure to make the creek produce.
Lots of time for drinking & looking around.

'c;

Flea is not the best bassist of all time.


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