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Soho Suckage

Started by Jfey, March 31, 2015, 12:26:37 PM

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Jfey

March 31, 2015, 12:26:37 PM Last Edit: April 02, 2015, 09:04:20 AM by Jfey

I spent the weekend on the S Holston and quite simply, the fishing sucked.  The consensus was that the TVA had been generating so much lately it had the fish down.  Whatever it was, they were not eating.   We fished some prime runs on low water with little to no success.   Saw some pretty hefty bwo hatches on high water with no fish rising.   In talking to some guides they were having some marginal success nymphing off the bottom with big thingamobbers while drifitng.   I wouldn't succumb to that nonsense, so I threw streamers and sinking lines with marginal success.  I was able to squeek out a few fish here and there, but nothing overly exciting.   The midge/nymph guys I fished with got pretty much shut out.   I did catch a few on top late Saturday on falling water which helped some.

I was pretty pissy about the suckness of the fishing, but came around eventually with the help of some good drinking and some howling.

Drive in started foggy, then got sunny which prompted a few road pops

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Arrived to find perfect blue wing weather and expectations were high
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Ready to float
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Picked up one right after the launch which I guess was an omen
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saw a bug and took a blurry pic of it
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From this point forward the beers greatly out paced the fish
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This was probably the best fish of the weekend
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a bunch of little fish like this were hungry for streamers.  Repeated this picture several times over the weekend
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I drowned my sorrow in some  brown liquor
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and tied some flies
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Next day we were up an on the water at sunrise.
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a few pune rainbows were caught which we sacrificed
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after this awesome sausage, egg and cheese sandwich were back on the water.  It was cold
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This helped
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and a few more fish were caught
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We called the float early and saw some classic Holston sites
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Dinner was questionable
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desert was good
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back at it in the AM for a good ole skunking
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Weather was looking good for the final float of the weekend, but it was more of the same
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more of the same
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Caught this one  of a dry
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and watched the sun set of the weekend
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Dinner Saturday was good (deer tenderloin)
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followed by some good beers and the rest of the Woodford
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I got out of Dodge early Sunday and stopped to say hi to the NC Mts
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Came home to find that everything was safe thanks to some watchful eyes
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Yup, going fishing

benben reincarnated

That shit fucking sucks Jeff.


Big J

Good report.  Does the guy who owns the Hog Island from NC and musky fish in Virginia on occasion? 


Dougfish

I see a re-occurring theme to your reports, el Jfey.  y;

See you in 10 days. Hope you recover by then.  :laugh:


sanjuanwormhatch

That looks about like every trip I go on.  Good work.


billythreetimes

I'm into this. I'm also into Hop Drop 'n Roll. Strong work, esse.


Jfey

Quote from: Big J on March 31, 2015, 12:36:00 PM

Good report.  Does the guy who owns the Hog Island from NC and musky fish in Virginia on occasion?

Not him.  Sweet boat though

Yup, going fishing

Big J

Quote from: Jfey on March 31, 2015, 13:21:22 PM

Quote from: Big J on March 31, 2015, 12:36:00 PM

Good report.  Does the guy who owns the Hog Island from NC and musky fish in Virginia on occasion?

Not him.  Sweet boat though
Ran into a nice dude who looked a little like your friend down on the New back in February.  He stuck a musky right after we finished talking to them  :laugh:

Good report again and at least you got out even if the trout were lacking. Kudos for stinking with streamers over bobbers too.


raz

hey jeph, quit your bitchen. i havent been out since early Jan.  nice reportage.  those dink browns sure love a streamer eh?


bmadd

I'd take that trip right now. The drinking looks worth it alone.


Woolly Bugger

I guess the TroutPro snagged all the big uns.... p;-

looks like a (cold) blast!
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!

Transylwader

Soho...there's your problem...


bullship

It's all shit, piss and bliss.

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You can't piss in a mr coffee & get tasters choice."- Grannyknot

driver


Jfey

Quote from: driver` on March 31, 2015, 22:59:17 PM

Quote from: Transylwader on March 31, 2015, 20:35:04 PM

Soho...there's your problem...

agreed...

I understand.  It's a little to challenging for a lot of people

Yup, going fishing


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