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Started by Woolly Bugger, May 26, 2018, 09:29:21 AM

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Woolly Bugger

here's a clip from the past.. WMT and RBC

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!

Big J

Neil, Doug, and I hit the local sketchy trash hole for the trashy bottom feeders that inhabit it.  I have never been able to stick a carp on this river, mainly because I give up after a half hour of not spotting a carp and start throwing for smallies.  Doug had some parkway "closure" issues and ended up going back home.

Neil got hooked up early. Fish flopped off after unhooking before we got a photo.
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Not long after, I managed to score a nice mirror.
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We both had a couple more shots and both stung one more carp.  Around 9 the carp just disappeared and we really didn't see any feeding down the river.

Snakes were out thick and ended up throwing for some smallies in the last hour to wrap things up.

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Doug's "closed" gate


Dougfish

The gate at the other end of the bridge, ahole.

"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? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Fin

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The gate at the other end of the bridge, ahole.

FYI I drove across the bridge and out of your locked gate when I left.   d:b

In your defense though I think an overambitious contractor locked the gate early then realized the error of his ways and reopened... thank goodness.


Woolly Bugger

So I checked out my carp pond and saw some actively feeding in the shallows — and got a few shots in!

The development of the surrounding properties has brought attention to the deteriorating conditions of the dam.

A friend reported some details;

So I got the scoop.  As I was coming in, nice guy was locking the gate.  They have a mtg with the state tomorrow. Dam will be worked on summer/fall and pond fully drained. Trying to save the fish but tbd.  And there are apparently two old trucks in there. And I saw one. Carp!

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!

Woolly Bugger

This is a view of the pond dam that will be replaced later this year

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

Sketchy, with bamboo, ftw.

"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? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Woolly Bugger

Checked out the carp pond yesterday evening, they were out and about and I had a few good shots, but no connection, might try again today, before the rain sets in.

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!

Woolly Bugger

#293
I've made several stops at the pond, the carps have been out enjoying the sunny weather, but I've not seen many feeding close to the bank. I've had my shots, but no takers. The other day they were mostly cruising around and had no interest in the fly that I placed in their path. I finally changed flies to a purple voodoo mule and shortly after I had a nice eat as I slowly stripped the fly in front of this mirror.
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And that was it for the day as the rest of them continued to ignore my offers.

This guy was rooting around in a place that would only lead to tragedy.

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So far, I've caught brown trout, white bass, and a carp on my new Whorvis Recon 5 wt.
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

Nice work. Hell yea.


Woolly Bugger

#295

back at the pond yesterday... carps cruising about.. had a couple of shots at tailers and two fish followed the fly, but no eats...

4 small bass and a pair of bream added to the species caught on the Recon...

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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!

Fishbug

How do you like the recon?


Woolly Bugger

Quote from: Fishbug on April 11, 2022, 20:36:32 PM

How do you like the recon?

I like it, it suits my casting style / ability — going to be a great dry fly rod when the bugs start popping off — selling points 1) made in the USA
2) $60 repair / replacement of broken section in days without sending in broken section 

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!

Woolly Bugger

things kept me close to home today.
chanced upon a couple of feeding carp, two out of four were interested, also got carp blocked by an aggressive mini bass

second fish came after a bow and arrow cast under a tree.

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Won't be too long before they start working on the dam and draining the lake, I put a call into the fish biologist to see if they have any plans for the fish...
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

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on April 22, 2022, 14:45:36 PM

things kept me close to home today.
chanced upon a couple of feeding carp, two out of four were interested, also got carp blocked by an aggressive mini bass

second fish came after a bow and arrow cast under a tree.

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Won't be too long before they start working on the dam and draining the lake, I put a call into the fish biologist to see if they have any plans for the fish...
This is awesome. I only have one pond to fish with carp and I'm not even sure I can fish there anymore. And those carp in there are huge. I've hooked a couple and lost them each time.

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