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last dance with the brookies

Started by benben, October 24, 2011, 18:01:14 PM

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benben reincarnated

Well with winter coming up fast I figured I best get to it this morning and do some brookie fishing.  First things first, I wanted to do some exploring, hoping for some brookies, but any fish would be good.  I still had a fall-back for brookies if my exploration yielded no results.  The bear hunters were out in force, I saw 5 different groups of them tracking their dogs, none of which could be heard.
Saw this grouse on the drive in (first I've ever seen), thought it was a good omen
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I tried two new-to-me streams, skinny water gave up nothing, larger water gave up a dink of a bow not worth photographing.
larger water
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skinny water exploration

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hike out with not much to show for it

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moving on

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bingo...before the catch
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after the catch
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this skinny water was good to me, high numbers, size of the fish...it'll do
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the new brood
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hip, hip, hippie beer
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gobble, gobble     -0-

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That shot "before the catch" is awesome. Nice grouse

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Epic Ben, brookie about to get caught is legit! -0-


PisgahSpeck

Good shit man, long time.  I'm settled in new territory.  You workin on those underwater shots? 


benben reincarnated

Thanks guys...I still can't believe I was able to get close enough to get a few shots of the brookie before I fished to him.  I guess I had never tried that in the past, but figured I'd give it a try and if I didn't catch him as a result no big deal.

Quote from: PisgahSpeck on October 24, 2011, 21:53:30 PM

Good shit man, long time.  I'm settled in new territory.  You workin on those underwater shots?

Trying to man...they ain't easy.  You still living west of Asheville in working north of town?

Holmes


PisgahSpeck

Quote from: benben on October 25, 2011, 07:45:47 AM

Thanks guys...I still can't believe I was able to get close enough to get a few shots of the brookie before I fished to him.  I guess I had never tried that in the past, but figured I'd give it a try and if I didn't catch him as a result no big deal.

Quote from: PisgahSpeck on October 24, 2011, 21:53:30 PM

Good shit man, long time.  I'm settled in new territory.  You workin on those underwater shots?

Trying to man...they ain't easy.  You still living west of Asheville in working north of town?
negative bud.  About 5 hrs away...far from salmonoid territory.  Fishing a lot not but missin the hills.  Still making it up to fish now and then. 


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