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Sometimes you gotta get high

Started by Yallerhammer, July 20, 2015, 06:55:05 AM

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Yallerhammer

July 20, 2015, 06:55:05 AM Last Edit: July 20, 2015, 07:49:03 AM by Yallerhammer

The bigger creeks around here have been fishing for shit lately with the heat, so I decided to head way up the mountain. After a week of selling your soul to the Man for paper, sometimes it's just what the doctor ordered to get up there in the spruce-fir zone out of the heat and humidity  and catch a few fish the size of your finger.

This little creek is protected by a very high set of falls, so speckles only. Never even seen a dace, minnow, chub, or anything else in there, just all little native trout. There are tens of thousands of them, but none of any size much. I've never caught a fish over about 7" out of here. A lot of it is fairly flat water because of not much gradient, probably not a spot in the whole creek more than knee deep this time of year.

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With the low, clear water,the fish were surprisingly picky for specks. Tried several different flies and they were mostly just slapping them. The ticket was a #16 red-assed Yellow Sally, that little tiny red spot made all the difference between slapping and eating. After I figured out what they wanted, I proceeded to catch a bunch of these pretty little tiny fellers:

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Here's a couple that I ninjy'd up on:

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I found evidence of a mysterious civilization of granola-based lifeforms:

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It didn't take long to go through the fishable part of that creek, so on my way back down the mountain, I stopped and hit another little tiny tributary that's usually good to me. Caught a few of these:

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And a plethora of these:

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Then finally, just before a nasty thunderstorm ran me back out of the woods to the truck, I caught this little guy to finish off the piss-trickle slam, glad to see a few still in there:

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These fish were hungry-they would dart all the way across a hole to slam the fly. I hung one brown that looked to be about 11", a trophy for that creek, but he ran up under a log and scrubbed my fly off. All in all, no fish of any size, but a very enjoyable day. Beats work any time.

Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

Dougfish

Very nice.  'c;

Digging the old school equipment. Cortland Crown? RHW. 'c;
Rod?


Dee-Vo


Yallerhammer

Quote from: Dougfish on July 20, 2015, 07:06:01 AM

Very nice.  'c;

Digging the old school equipment. Cortland Crown? RHW. 'c;
Rod?

That's just an old Redington 3-weight rod and Redington reel, probably circa late-90s. I've grown quite fond of it over the years. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.  :D
Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

ptfranze

Very nice  'c;  should have kicked that "cairn" down


Transylwader

That area is an ass magnet. Since they increased the size of the parking lot, it's become the shitshow of the tri-county area. I miss it terribly but since I hate homo sapiens sapiens, I seek out places I am unlikley to run into these shitty species.


Yallerhammer

Quote from: Transylwader on July 20, 2015, 10:22:32 AM

That area is an ass magnet. Since they increased the size of the parking lot, it's become the shitshow of the tri-county area. I miss it terribly but since I hate homo sapiens sapiens, I seek out places I am unlikley to run into these shitty species.

#totallyagree, #Ialsohatethespecies. In at 6AM, out at 8:00 AM is the ticket, pre-shitshow, pre urban Homo semi-sapiens activity. Ran into only one person in the valley, but they were starting to pile in as I was hiking out.

Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

troutboy_II

And what it is worth, there are mucho hikers, but not many folks fishing.  Still one of my favorites, during the week, in the fall or spring!

TB


Aka

I still like that one for a quick trip on a hot day. Agreed you have to get there early and finish early but most people go off the other direction up there. The trade off, I saw some sweet titties when I was there two weeks ago and pulled 6-8 brookies out of every deep pool and a few out of the flats.


Transylwader

Quote from: AKAaron on July 20, 2015, 11:16:02 AM

I saw some sweet titties when I was there two weeks ago and pulled on my brookie 6-8 times and...

:;!

Dude, too much info...


Dee-Doodle Duck


Yallerhammer

I can remember before people from other places found that place.

Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

JD


Da Heisenberg

That's some good shit. Too damn hot. Fish should be boiling by next month.



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