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A Good Morning For Marauding

Started by Onslow, August 12, 2018, 15:56:39 PM

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Onslow

August 12, 2018, 15:56:39 PM Last Edit: August 12, 2018, 16:02:38 PM by Onslow
Watershed: New
Drainage size: 12 Sq. miles
Gradient: 25' per mile
Altitude: 2500'

Went back to a stream in VA I hadn't fished in a couple years.  Figured I pay this place a visit before the area properties are developed.

Got down to the water shortly before 8, and fished until 11.  Things didn't seem to be coming together too well.  Lost a rig in the trees right out of the gate.  30 minutes in, I lost a 16"is fish right at the net.  Not long after I hooked up with a large fish that I could not control and lost another tandem rig.  I have no idea how large this fish was.  The damn thing took off upstream and wrapped my line in some brush.   Somehow I managed to loose rig #3 because my main knot wasn't mis tied.  I cannot see anymore.  Despite all the mishaps, it wasn't a shabby day.

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Water on the lens

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While tussling with a fish, my camera settings for AP were changed to fragment.  This pissed me off a bit being it was quite the fighter, and a memorable fish

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Gotta love water on the lens.  This one measured 18"

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Getting in and out was no picnic.  Tons of dead rhodo branches at the top.  No leg breaky tho.

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On the way home, I stopped by a another stream to fish a short stretch I had not previously tried.  Yes this is a state road.  The ford was a little deeper than expected possibly due to the water being up a bit.

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There was no place to park on the shoulders so I simply parked in the stream

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Didn't catch anything though.


Dougfish

Dang, dude! Pretty sweet.

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BRFFF

Nice flicks and fish too

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itieuglyflies

Now that was a good trip.......thanks for taking us along.


troutboy_II

Last question begs the question - did you just cast from the truck bed? /"\

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Yallerhammer

Damn, man-I'd liked to seen the one that got away if those were the little ones.....

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NCsporksman

Insanity....delivering the goods

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