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Fast water Slow Fishing...

Started by RiverbumCO, July 23, 2020, 11:23:17 AM

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RiverbumCO

...But it really wasnt about the fishing.

I am now a part owner of a raft.  Wanted this for a long time and we finally made it happen.  Had to go pick it up in Lynchburg on Sunday, long ride home at 60 mph bc of the tiny trailer tires.  Did some tinkering on Monday and Tuesday and hatched a plan to float the lower New yesterday.  Had to call Doug early bc i couldnt find the put-in, but he guided me correctly and we were ready to rock.  Flow had been about 3800 cfs for several days and if im calculating correct, 2500-3000 is about the right flow for good fishing.  Overnight they bumped up to 5100, so it was high and impossible to get flies down, even with sinking lines and split shot.  We caught 3 total fish, and missed maybe 4, needless to say it was super slow.  The gear guys in jet boats were also complaining about not catching fish, so we knew we had it rougher.  Oh well, boat did well, beers were consumed, and im only partially red on my upper legs.

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My real name is Chad Farthouse.

Woolly Bugger

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!

Grannyknot

good boat for the chucky.

let us know when.  bmadd will pick me up on the way.

Flea is not the best bassist of all time.

RiverbumCO

My real name is Chad Farthouse.

bmadd

Quote from: Grannyknot on July 23, 2020, 15:54:45 PM

good boat for the chucky.

let us know when.  bmadd will pick me up on the way.

Damn, it is my turn to drive isn't it


Dougfish

Well, look at you. All botey and shit.  d:b

A team float is in order.

"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

Michael Toris


Onslow

Saw the big red mama in your driveway on my way home from work today. I should have stopped, hopped in, and took a selfie.

Does any of the bros fish he Claytor Lake tailrace?  Should be stripers in that river year round.



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