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Smallie Fix 2022

Started by Onslow, September 19, 2022, 16:53:04 PM

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I had planned on heading down to Randolph county to sting some Roanokes and largemouth, but sleep was scant last night.  No getting up at 4:30.  Slept in a bit, and headed down to a local drainage (~200 sq. miles).  A portion of this beat I've not been to, and this whole segment is a new adventure for 2022.  Getting to the starting spot wasn't terribly difficult.  I did meander over a considerable amount of territory to get there.

Arrived at the water about 9 20

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Mayflies were buzzing about, I caught a 12 incher at the 3rd swing.

Things were dreadfully slow for the first hour and a half.  The spots were awake, and I did manage to loose one about 15-16".  It is tough to get these guys hooked because they always try to swallow head first.

Damn these miserable punes.

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The water where I started was prime real estate, but few were playing ball.  I was near the end of the S bend section when all of a sudden the sun hit dew burn mode, and the birds started making noise, and the smallies woke up as well.

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After leaving the S bend, shallow water was encountered for a bit.  Picked up a bunch of smaller fish.

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Things slowed after 12:30, and the bite largely stopped.

Upstream a bit, there is a monstrous hole below a noisy cataract.  Lets see what can be scared up....

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These last two fish really played well.  Pool was large and deep, and the fish didn't want to be landed.

Wrapped things up at 3 30.  Took about 50 minutes to hike out.

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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!

Stone-Man

Damn nice report.  Hood fishing,sir

Phil

Verry nice indeedy.  'c;

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