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Offline Onslow

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H2O Overload
« on: December 24, 2018, 14:50:20 PM »




I went to one of the smallest watersheds I can tolerate for an early morning sojourn.

Still too much water, with 2 more inches in the forecast in a couple days

It wasn't terribly cold, but the wind was brisk.  Laurel leaves turned, and twigs bent as the wind howled.

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Just enough tease to keep me interested.  Would be pockets of calm water, now wild and raucous.

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After an 1.5 hours, I lost my rig in 5' of water.  Being bummed out a bit, I turned around to head back to turck.  Just two fish, and another moved.....I've got better things to do.

Things were getting insane

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Fording creeks after flooding when the creek bottom is not visible is risky business.  I have no idea how damage I've done to my truck.  Oil pressure is still good, lol.

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I might as well mothball my gear until next Spring.  Yet another season of piss poor conditions seem to beset us all.  I shall spend more time in a blind with instruments of death in hand.

« Last Edit: December 24, 2018, 21:40:40 PM by Onslow »


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Re: H2O Overload
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 21:52:01 PM »
Nice work Ken! You’re a certifiable trout bum!


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Re: H2O Overload
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2018, 07:31:20 AM »
Good on ya, Ken.
That stream was pumping!

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Re: H2O Overload
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2018, 08:55:59 AM »
Well I'll be damn. Trout are real

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Re: H2O Overload
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2018, 10:42:14 AM »
A lot of O in that water!

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Re: H2O Overload
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2018, 14:29:52 PM »
Never say Never!!!


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Re: H2O Overload
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2018, 10:29:21 AM »
Nice choice ken. Thought you would’ve done better there. Pumping hard for sure.

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Re: H2O Overload
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2018, 13:10:12 PM »
That stream was on my mind a couple days ago. Good to see you tickling her.

Were both fish brookies?

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Re: H2O Overload
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2018, 18:04:52 PM »
That stream was on my mind a couple days ago. Good to see you tickling her.

Were both fish brookies?

Yeah, I was actually expecting a pile of amorous bows pushing up from down low.

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Re: H2O Overload
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2018, 18:06:04 PM »
Nice choice ken. Thought you would’ve done better there. Pumping hard for sure.

The other fork would have been better choice.  Smaller watershed, and more cascade/pool situations at least for the first quarter of a mile.