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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!

Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

This kid is going to make it in this tough world.  Never concede young man!


"Enjoy every sandwich."  Warren Zevon

Woolly Bugger

Young filmmaker's fly-fishing short introduces viewers to salmon conservation







>>>As he attempts to sleep at night, high school student Benji Bridle cannot help but review the images trapped in his head from a day spent on the river fly-fishing.

How the sun or rain hits the water, the silver slap of a struggling salmon, or the beauty of the sport itself, all play out in Bridle's mind.

Recently, the aspiring cinematographer drew on his bank of nighttime imaginings as fodder for an award-winning film.

Bridle, 16, won for best screenplay at the 2020 Vancouver Island Youth Film Festival (VIYFF) in late February for his beautifully shot short film, Get Reel, which examines his pathway to — and newfound passion for — conservation through the sport of fly-fishing.

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/03/10/news/how-young-filmmaker-luring-viewers-conservation-fly-fishing
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!

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!

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!

troutrus

It won't be long. Looks like Little River cut behind the island near Weldon ramp. Like shooting fish in a barrel at times.  Numbers fishing at it's finest if you're into that sorta thing. 


WMT

March 21, 2021, 21:10:33 PM #351 Last Edit: March 22, 2021, 07:54:59 AM by wildmttwalleye
 
Quote from: troutrus on March 21, 2021, 11:49:55 AMIt won't be long. Looks like Little River cut behind the island near Weldon ramp. Like shooting fish in a barrel at times.  Numbers fishing at it's finest if you're into that sorta thing. 


I've always wanted to do this. I've caught a few skipjack in a tailrace (KY), but that was about it. They were like bite-sized tarpon; immediate jumps and a decent fight.

Do shad compare to this in any way?
How often do you catch stripers there?

troutrus

March 22, 2021, 08:00:43 AM #352 Last Edit: March 22, 2021, 08:03:39 AM by troutrus
Quote from: wildmttwalleye on March 21, 2021, 21:10:33 PMIquote author=troutrus
I've always wanted to do this. I've caught a few skipjack in a tailrace (KY), but that was about it. They were like bite-sized tarpon; immediate jumps and a decent fight.
Do shad compare to this in any way?
How often do you catch stripers there?
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To clarify, I'm not certain the video was shot in the vicinity of Weldon on Roanoke R, but it looks like it to me. Keeping in mind that timing and species abundance vary significantly among coastal rivers, my answers to your questions are in reference to my experience on the Roanoke River between Weldon and Halifax, NC.

- Though I've not caught any Skipjack personally, anecdotal information suggests that Hickory Shad are comparable, with jumping and a decent showing for themselves on the end of a line. With that said, keep in mind that although the Hickory Shad is much more abundant, the American Shad are normally larger and in my opinion a much better fight. From what I've gathered, the re-introduction program of America Shad on the Roanoke has not proven to be as successful as was hoped. If you wish to target Americans, there are better rivers. When I worked and had to schedule vacation for a Shad trip to the Roanoke, I would target the 3rd week of March. The run would normally span from late February through mid April for Hickories and later for the Americans.

- Striped Bass fishing-  though I used to go every year back in the 90's, I have not been for the last five. From what I hear and read, the fishing has been somewhat disappointing as of late, with both numbers and size not being up to par. Recent stock status data indicates stripers are overfished with overfishing occurring. As a result, the NCWRC has reduced the harvest quota dramatically and will be limiting harvest season to about one week in each the lower and the upper River. The run normally extends from early April through late May. I used to schedule trips for early May, thus avoiding the largest crowds that were evident during the harvest season that used to last in large part through the month of April.
The attached link is a good resource for these fisheries. In normal years, the wildlife folks do electroshocking surveys on Coastal Rivers' anadromous runs and report the data on this site, They didn't do much since covid and I'm not certain what is planned this year.

https://www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/Species/Fish/Striped-Bass/Striped-Bass-Fishing-Information

Woolly Bugger

Tom Rosenbauer of the Orvis Podcast recommended Jazz and Fly Fishing on the youtube.

check 'em 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!

Woolly Bugger

Watch the full film on April 9!  :cheers

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!

Woolly Bugger

Mariusz Wroblewski, Wild Salmon Center's Western Pacific program director, took the long road home. Pressured out of Poland as a dissident in the 1980s, he'd heard of the great salmon and trout rivers here in North America. He set out for them not knowing exactly what he would find nor how things would turn out. Following the fish would take him around the globe again, before settling in Portland, Oregon.

Mariusz's piece was filmed on the Deschutes River, traditional territory for many Chinookan and Sahaptin speakers, including the Warm Springs and Wasco bands.

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!


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