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Started by Woolly Bugger, June 29, 2009, 23:21:46 PM
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Trouble on the SoHo,
My last post showed that trash is found at most of the pull-offs along the Big Springs Road. I almost always pick up some of the litter on any given fishing trip. Hell I started our TU chapter's Stream Clean outing. It ain't hard, just do it....
Well as you might expect, landowners can get tired of this quickly and it appears to have resulted in seveal parking spots along the road. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with Dlack's tresspass challanges on "navigable" waters. Squeak has posted a preliminary report which states some of the facts, but answers few questions about the legality of preventing fishermen from wading in the river.
Squeak promises more info on the situation. Until then, respect others property, don't litter
On to the report.
Late start, left home @ 8, hit the water around 10:30, no problem, waiting for sulfurs to hatch at 2:30. water will be coming @ 7 or so... plenty of time..
Hit a favorite spot on, but had to park up a ways due to closures, not a big problem, but I could cause a problem on busy days.
So I pulled out the rod and reel only to discover that I had packed the CFO II with a 4 wt line. I've been told that the limestone HDG 6 would cast a five weight, so I was thinking that it might not toss the lighter line. I started retying the tippet and discovered that my Orvis ceramic nippers had fallen apart, the second pair to do so, I bit the tippet off with my teeth, but found a quarter to half inch tag end despite my best efforts. Not sure if it affected the bite, but mentally it had a negative effect.
Had the river to myself, second cast, hooked a bow, it jumped and then worked the current, the boo flexed and the reel screamed....
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Back to catching bows...
Well the hatch never got into full gear and even though I picked off a few on a CDC comparator it wasn't exactly a feeding frenzy, and the fish weren't rising with any regularity. So I moved on up into the flat water where I hooked up with a number of active feeders. Sure I missed a few too, but that's part of the game. In the slow water, pods of fish were rising about 60 feet away, I tried to move a little closer, but as I did so, the unseen fish closer to me sent out the alert and put the risers down. I did manages a couple of spectacular hook ups on long cast to distant risers.
Great report WB. 0--0 I can't wait to get up there, and have a try at those fish. Oh yeah, total suckage!
thanks for the black diamond info last week, will try it tomorrow
i would say you suck, but after i post last a report from last weeks new river smalliethon, you might return the favor
tommyknockers, good stuff
As always a great report!! I sure need to wet a line soon o-o
I have never had bbq at Cooties. Was it good?
Great report and as always love your photos!
Great report, I wish I had the same skill on this river!