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Watauga 3/30

Started by Txfly, March 31, 2008, 14:38:52 PM

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Txfly

Had a couple of Florida buddies up for the weekend.
Floated the trophy section, the crowd wasn't too bad for a Sunday.
It was 37 degrees when I left the house and crept up to about 45 before dropping again about 10 AM, then about 1PM the wind laid a bit and we got a brief peek at the sun...but it was enough to get the bugs moving.
Between two boats (four of us) we landed well over 40 fish, closer to 60, mostly rainbows. We caught fish on dries, nymphs, and streamers. The salt guys lost a ton fish (and flies ;), and a few really big fish came unbuttoned in fast water. We caught mostly bows, landed a few browns and even caught a few brookies. Biggest bow landed went 20", most were 14-15"...

As bleak as it was looking for a while in the AM, it ended up being a stellar day on the water.


troutphisher

Sounds like a pretty fine day!

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Woolly Bugger

Fine day too be on the water and avoid the crowds that fair weather brings out....

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!

Txfly

Well, nine or ten other boats, half in front of us, half behind, mostly :D


Gofisher

Nice job fishing in traffic tex. Uh...pics?  >:D

Yankee by birth, Rebel by choice.

brownhunter

Great report, but I want to see some pics!!!

"Why, he wondered, did rich people call it sushi while poor people called it bait?"   -- Same Kind of Different as Me

launchone

Great fishing with you Tx...we'll have to do it again soon. Ive got a picture or two of a few good fish I'll try and post but I was busy with the oars while my salter wiffed on the pigs!


Txfly

I didn't get but five shots (too busy rowin' or fishin')...here's four of them:

First is Launch On'e and Larry the salter.

Second is the average size we caught, not too shabby.

Third fish has tallon scars from raptor.

Fourth is one of the browns.

Had a good time Launch, good luck under the knife manana, we'll sure do it again.


brownhunter

Nice pics, and thanks for sharing.

"Why, he wondered, did rich people call it sushi while poor people called it bait?"   -- Same Kind of Different as Me

Gofisher

Much appreciated Tex!  0--0

Yankee by birth, Rebel by choice.

Woolly Bugger

Dayum, the fish in photo #3 is so big you cut his head off in the picture!

Glad you had a good day on the river and thanks for posting the pictures....

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!

troutphisher

Those are some fine fish indeed, always fun to catch!

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Txfly

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on March 31, 2008, 20:26:09 PM

Dayum, the fish in photo #3 is so big you cut his head off in the picture!

I was trying to emphasize the claw marks...I cut the rodbreaker's head off in photochop ^-^

kylemc

nice Scott 0--0...call me when the smallies off your porch fire up 8)


launchone



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