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Started by Woolly Bugger, September 12, 2017, 15:00:16 pm

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Woolly Bugger

September 12, 2017, 15:00:16 pm Last Edit: September 13, 2017, 15:56:57 pm by Woolly Bugger


2017 - 70

I've not been driven to fish too much lately, work and a women are balancing out my life, I'm way behind my planned 10 days a month and don't know if I'll hit the arbitrary goal of 120 days this year.

Monday, finishing up work for the day just before lunch, and was thinking about running up to the home waters for some pune brown trout action and was headed home to pick up some gear when the phone rang. It was Eric with a K asking what was up and he suggested an interesting plan to hit some new water in search of some potential brown trout on streamers. This is a little western drainage river and with the cool weather and threatening remnants of Irma darkening the skies, we figures there was a chance at a big streamer eater...

Access by farm road..



Good looking water....







Eric with a K was the first to score with a smallie and then a rainbow





Fish were holding deep in the slower pools...



I got into a handful of smallies...



As we were walking back upstream I called out, "Look, a turtle!" and Eric with a K jumped and said I thought it was going to be a snake!



The drive out...





A buck  and a couple of does in the corn.







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!

Dee-Vo

I believe I recognize this area. Good stuff.

sanjuanwormhatch


Woolly Bugger

Quote from: sanjuanwormhatch on September 12, 2017, 16:32:16 pm
could you float that river?


maybe ifin she was running a bit higher.... I could see a kayak going through it like it was but not a raft....
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

"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? " <br />-Oddball, 1970

Onslow

Quote from: sanjuanwormhatch on September 12, 2017, 16:32:16 pm
could you float that river?


The stats that matter:

*  The drainage size for this spot is about 100 sq. miles

*  Using proxy gages, I've determined the flow to be about 90-110 cfs

*  I've floated this section at around 110 cfs, but it's better floating at 170 cfs.  However, the current is too damn strong for fishing at 170 cfs and over.  As a general rule I choose a scratchy level for fishing.

The links below provide relevant ancillary data for float planning.  Remember, all gages have sq. mileage for every site under Summary of all available data

https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1308/pdf/OFR2006-1308.pdf

https://connect.ncdot.gov/resources/hydro/USGS%20Data%20and%20Reports/USGS%20Drainage%20Areas%20of%20Selected%20Sites%20on%20Streams%20in%20North%20Carolina.pdf

As a general rule of thumb, I don't float streams under 100 sq. miles in the mountains, 200 sq. miles in the Foothills, 300 sq. miles in the Piedmont.  Streams in the mountains generally receive more rain than Foothills, and the Foothills receive more rainfall than the Piedmont.

 


RiverbumCO

I caught a brown and we both got some suckers, thus completing the slam for this creek.
My real name is Chad Farthouse.

sanjuanwormhatch

Quote from: Onslow on September 12, 2017, 20:40:17 pm
Quote from: sanjuanwormhatch on September 12, 2017, 16:32:16 pm
could you float that river?


The stats that matter:

*  The drainage size for this spot is about 100 sq. miles

*  Using proxy gages, I've determined the flow to be about 90-110 cfs

*  I've floated this section at around 110 cfs, but it's better floating at 170 cfs.  However, the current is too damn strong for fishing at 170 cfs and over.  As a general rule I choose a scratchy level for fishing.

The links below provide relevant ancillary data for float planning.  Remember, all gages have sq. mileage for every site under Summary of all available data

https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1308/pdf/OFR2006-1308.pdf

https://connect.ncdot.gov/resources/hydro/USGS%20Data%20and%20Reports/USGS%20Drainage%20Areas%20of%20Selected%20Sites%20on%20Streams%20in%20North%20Carolina.pdf

As a general rule of thumb, I don't float streams under 100 sq. miles in the mountains, 200 sq. miles in the Foothills, 300 sq. miles in the Piedmont.  Streams in the mountains generally receive more rain than Foothills, and the Foothills receive more rainfall than the Piedmont.




Great info.  Thanks.

benben reincarnated

Well look at that, it's Mr. Bruce

Grannyknot

Quote from: RiverbumCO on September 12, 2017, 20:58:55 pm
I caught a brown and we both got some suckers, thus completing the slam for this creek.


chub suckers?
Flea is not the best bassist of all time.

bmadd


Jfey

Yup, going fishing


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