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Re: 2018 Warm Water
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2018, 14:11:35 PM »
Very nice!!! think I'm gonna have to give this a go!  0:0


You would like the action of catching those Americans - and the hickory are just fun!!


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Re: 2018 Warm Water
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2018, 22:37:12 PM »
I'm going to try and get up there this year Dave.

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Re: 2018 Warm Water
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2018, 06:30:26 AM »
Hell yeah! Holler at me and we'll float it. Next week should be good...gotta wait for the river to drop back down  0:0
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Re: 2018 Warm Water
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2018, 15:07:34 PM »
Farewell my striped friend

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Re: 2018 Warm Water
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2018, 11:40:35 AM »
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While Iím actually trying to catch the tailing carp in the last photo, My actual catch looks like he first three pics



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Re: 2018 Warm Water
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2018, 21:08:05 PM »
Even the best made plans get changed on occasion.  Such was today.  After a week of watching water, trying to figure out clarity and flows, and making a plan to float a new to us river, we arrived to a closed ramp and logs nearly across the river.
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So on to plan B.. an hours drive west.  Crossed the mountains on 33, and saw a lot of hillside washed away from all the rain these past few weeks.

Water upon arrival was at good flows, but cloudy and not ideal for fishing.  Canít give up a good day to fish, we embarked and gave it a good try.  3 fish to hand, a large snapping turtle, bald eagle, and a few carp feeding made it a good day.
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2018 Warm Water
« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2018, 20:42:39 PM »

Rising early and on the water not too long after sunrise yesterday morning. My river surprised me with far less clarity than I prefer. The rains weíve had were still showing their effects on the river. Muddy. This sucks as I canít see where the hell Iím supposed to step without busting my ass or finding myself over my head in dingy water.

I pressed on several hundred yards. Fishing sucked. No smallmouth. I did get to cast my new 8 wt. and try out the new reel, however. I have this one spooled with sinking line. Makes a big difference getting the fly down.

In the end I did find myself pulling in one of the chunkier rock bass Iíve seen in this area. Fatso.

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Re: 2018 Warm Water
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2018, 07:31:30 AM »
 'c; You persistent warm water guys.  'c;
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Re: 2018 Warm Water
« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2018, 07:39:11 AM »
Dassa nice redeye!

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Re: 2018 Warm Water
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2018, 09:33:26 AM »

Took Doug's improved toon down the river after work for a test float.  She did good. Like the set up.  Fishing was alright.  Numbers were good and size smallies kept it fun, nothing big though. 

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Grinder for the road.

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She floats

Had a bear cross the river right in front of us.  Cool to watch.

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And then I hooked a chub on a popper which then got hooked to my own chub.  Never have had a chub on a popper or a chub on my chub.

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Good bug life at headlights as we took the boat out of water


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Re: 2018 Warm Water
« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2018, 10:49:50 AM »

It went down the river. Would not want to try that section at much lower water.  :laugh:
Dumbass rookie on the sticks. Got us hung good once. Partially hung twice.
Figured out the towers still need to come down about 1 1/2". And I need another foot to the oars.
I was not getting enough of a bite in the water.
New shafts ordered this AM. Sawzall goes to work later today.

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Trailered good. New hand winch and looong cable with round fence post rollers worked well for the 50' take out.  n!n

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Re: 2018 Warm Water
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2018, 11:08:04 AM »
Nice looking cat!  Looks like the rivers are doing well after the constant rains this spring.  Hope to get back out soon.

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Re: 2018 Warm Water
« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2018, 15:17:07 PM »
Sure looks better than the original bisexual-yak!


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Re: 2018 Warm Water
« Reply #43 on: July 06, 2018, 17:00:41 PM »
Sure looks better than the original bisexual-yak!


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Re: 2018 Warm Water
« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2018, 12:45:42 PM »
Leaving the trouts alone...

Tied up small smallmouth snacks:

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Topwaters were approved. First smallie of the year. On top and person best:

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Saw lots of carp but no one catches those.

Quite tasty summer brew:
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