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4000' Bream

Started by Dougfish, July 05, 2019, 15:15:59 pm

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July 05, 2019, 15:15:59 pm Last Edit: July 05, 2019, 15:25:35 pm by Dougfish
We headed to WV for a few days. Anne has a friend that has a christmas tree farm. We were married there. There are 3 small pounds with lightly harassed fish. I threw a couple of rods in the car and off we went.

3 hours later and just shy of 4k elevation we arrived at the farm.

Pond one had little going on. I moved up to pond two and started harrassing eager sunfish. Nice plump palm sized fish.

I worked my around the pond and found a small group of green fringed orchids, a new one for me.  d:b

The catching continued.

I finished the afternoon with a bunch of sunnie to hand, but no bass. We had a great dinner with a killer view looking west over 4 ridgelines. Fuk fireworks.

Slipped out after breakfast before the thunderstorms hit us. Eldest daughter, a recent VT grad and soon to be vet school student at U of F, joined me. Never fly fished before. Soon had her catching some on the 1953 Wonderod.

I had determined the bass wanted more meat. Tied on a wiggle minnow and tossed it in the water. One blew it up before I could cast it. Good sign!

Got chased by lightning. Went back after lunch and scored a few fish, but things had slowed. Retired to the shade, snacks and cold beverages.



"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


Looks like a very restful retreat.


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


Some pretty good bream for sure. Love to bream fish  !!!!  Interesting coloration on some of those fish. Looks like some cross breeding has gone on in that pond. Damn good report and pictures ,Sir !!  'c;



Love it.

It's not all about trout fishing. :o



Woolly Bugger

Nice outing , like the sunset and the pond catches, wiggle minnow for the win!
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!


No fish fry. Will put them on the menu on the next trip.  V:;

JT, really crazy hybrids. Some had mouths the size of crappie.  :o
"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

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