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Fly Fishing Reports => Warm Water => Topic started by: Big J on January 01, 2015, 19:32:39 pm

Title: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on January 01, 2015, 19:32:39 pm

Lets get 2015 started!

2015 started out better then all of 2014 as far as musky fishing goes.  Took the dog out downtown for a little musky fishing.  Had a mid 30 inch fish follow my fly and eat on the figure 8.  Stung him but couldn't hook up.  That is the first solid musky eat I have had since I caught my first one two years ago.  Long over due.

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/DCA1E58D-3882-4EF7-B771-6DCE5050ECF4_zpst50io3p8.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/DCA1E58D-3882-4EF7-B771-6DCE5050ECF4_zpst50io3p8.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/C0265AF3-91FA-4FF8-8540-3B11C77F845E_zpstltorfu4.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/C0265AF3-91FA-4FF8-8540-3B11C77F845E_zpstltorfu4.jpg.html)

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on January 01, 2015, 22:43:35 pm
This thread should always start with musk.  Great job Jacob.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on January 02, 2015, 00:11:18 am
Way to drop the ball J.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on January 02, 2015, 01:05:58 am
Pretty sure that's a curse for all of us warm water guys. Looked like an awesome day. I'm jelly
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on January 02, 2015, 06:16:42 am
That's my grill'n spot you're on
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on January 02, 2015, 08:19:45 am
Quote from: wildmttrout on January 02, 2015, 00:11:18 am
Way to drop the ball J.


It was my first eat on a figure eight. I got excited.

Quote from: DRIFTS on January 02, 2015, 06:16:42 am
That's my grill'n spot you're on


There is now a nice dog turd on your grilling spot.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on January 18, 2015, 08:01:48 am
Managed several muskies put in da  boat this weekend . My bud Eric put in the largest one the boat has seen yet!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on January 18, 2015, 08:06:07 am
Whoa! That's a lot of teeth in the boat.
Good goin', Dave.  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on January 18, 2015, 08:31:40 am
Great  weekend...just wish I could go today too. Gotta take down Christmas lights though.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on January 18, 2015, 08:36:57 am

Good floating with Drifters and RiverbumCO yesterday. RiverbumCO moved a good fish in the first thirty minutes. The fish turned on the fly four times during the figure eight but couldn't get the fly in his choppers. We figured we'd move lots of fish after seeing that one, but boy were we wrong. Didn't see another fish the rest of the float until I had one blow up mid retrieve in sight of the take out. I wish we had that whole thing on video. It was comical.

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/E2DAE7C2-63BB-45FE-88E2-DC4F49111A57_zps5jdgqqtj.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/E2DAE7C2-63BB-45FE-88E2-DC4F49111A57_zps5jdgqqtj.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/D9CB956D-F1E8-4B22-9E85-1ABFC862616F_zpscjhdocva.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/D9CB956D-F1E8-4B22-9E85-1ABFC862616F_zpscjhdocva.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/9D99A898-06F5-4989-BDE3-AFF8EC26C094_zpsdg6pm7jf.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/9D99A898-06F5-4989-BDE3-AFF8EC26C094_zpsdg6pm7jf.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/9E74E3DA-5F49-41A7-A0B7-82E6658456D3_zpsbyyezqs2.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/9E74E3DA-5F49-41A7-A0B7-82E6658456D3_zpsbyyezqs2.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/E7ADB500-6332-4DB4-B96E-3A77164461D2_zpsevrblvmi.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/E7ADB500-6332-4DB4-B96E-3A77164461D2_zpsevrblvmi.jpg.html)



Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on January 18, 2015, 08:45:18 am
Meet these two gangstas on the new to jack a muskie or two(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/18/b92e9df127db3a3d8ebbb5f91fb57364.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/18/a1d3a220771fa84ea9bd5f7b3688be4d.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/18/e851ae0ffdfb7eafcaa57277a8d65c58.jpg)Big Jacob got him one...got him a slimming too(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/18/d78d34a707a5a04542e00b24bbc0588e.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/18/91accb21949fbd95a6ead6ad2bd9d22d.jpg)the release (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/18/486a079d4f6d6d7252c9ad54176bc64a.jpg)River Bum pissed after one made several drive-by's but missed  every time(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/18/106782d81f1da0265ad3b137e8b068a1.jpg)lonesome pine(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/18/34cf6821bbd8e708594ed02c5d8ecd07.jpg)J after another(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/18/3ffe8bb789e1bba8ba6109cabe6f8df1.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on January 18, 2015, 11:08:16 am
You've been on a musky streak Dave. You've had 4 musky in your boat the past two days. Good juju there.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on January 18, 2015, 11:22:22 am
Spectacular.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: The Dude on January 18, 2015, 11:47:11 am
Jealous as hell.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on January 18, 2015, 14:33:35 pm
Fun float.  We cranked the tunes and dranketh the beer.

(http://i.imgur.com/AtgAKM6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/j8ds3aU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8hX2Ct7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dCeZB0b.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/acV5lom.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/juOgtWJ.jpg)

Contact sport

(http://i.imgur.com/e3aCKlw.jpg)

Net troubles

(http://i.imgur.com/Y0gjWym.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jsjtrIv.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on January 18, 2015, 14:38:31 pm
Bum those pictures tell it. Ya'll had a good day. Party foul on the net job
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on January 18, 2015, 14:53:47 pm
Bum takes a nice picture. Need to invest in that camera i keep talking about getting
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on January 18, 2015, 14:58:49 pm
Nice pics Erik.  What's with the broken bottle in the net, along with the musky?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on January 18, 2015, 15:16:29 pm
Quote from: benben on January 18, 2015, 14:58:49 pm
Nice pics Erik.  What's with the broken bottle in the net, along with the musky?


Yes. I think there was 3 bottles in the unopened, collapsed net. Like i said, it was comical
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on January 18, 2015, 18:52:31 pm
 'c;
You fuckers.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Aka on January 18, 2015, 19:49:25 pm
Quote from: Dougfish on January 18, 2015, 18:52:31 pm
'c;
You fuckers.


X2
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: croaker on January 18, 2015, 19:57:38 pm
Grand report and slimeage!    /'/
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on January 18, 2015, 20:20:53 pm
I like how all species were harmed in the making of this phenomenal cluster.... -+; awesome
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on January 19, 2015, 11:01:43 am
That was good.  Congrats on the musky J.   
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: rbphoto on January 19, 2015, 11:17:45 am
Awesome!

Love the photos.

Love the hot net mess.

What was that in your mouth?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on January 19, 2015, 11:29:00 am
Quote from: rbphoto on January 19, 2015, 11:17:45 am
Awesome!

Love the photos.

Love the hot net mess.

What was that in your mouth?


Bloody nose prior to musky hook up.  Wrestling did a number to my nose, you just look at it funny and it'll start bleeding.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on January 19, 2015, 13:25:16 pm
Sehr gut.  Gotta get in on some of the action before i croak.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: overbrook on January 19, 2015, 16:09:13 pm
I'd like to say something nice....but you guys just suck!   bd;0 bd;0 bd;0
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on January 19, 2015, 16:58:17 pm
Drifts, I could hear your fucking Ipod in Boone. No wonder them musky's came out to dine. ;D
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on January 23, 2015, 07:53:19 am
So jealous right now. Damn.

Nice fish gentlemen.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on January 31, 2015, 21:52:08 pm

Another day of musky, without the musky being caught.  Did get on some new promising water today.  Just a mater of figuring it out.

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1000009_zpsdcb78df8.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1000009_zpsdcb78df8.jpg.html)

Also found an ugly duck.

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1000012_zps321a0586.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1000012_zps321a0586.jpg.html)



Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Stone-Man on February 01, 2015, 12:09:58 pm
Big

The Duck is a Muscovey-------If you were looking for an ID

  JT
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on February 01, 2015, 13:51:23 pm
Quote from: Stone-Man on February 01, 2015, 12:09:58 pm
Big

The Duck is a Muscovey-------If you were looking for an ID

  JT


Thanks.  Those Muscoveys are ugly things. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on February 01, 2015, 15:43:23 pm
I bet a musky would eat that duck. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on February 01, 2015, 18:24:40 pm
Quote from: benben on February 01, 2015, 15:43:23 pm
I bet a musky would eat that duck.


Get to work Bully
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bullship on February 01, 2015, 18:31:04 pm
Ha. Next year
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bullship on February 01, 2015, 23:47:57 pm
Fuckups. Jeff. Jc ofh go my ther jns
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bullship on February 02, 2015, 14:49:27 pm
Exactly
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on February 05, 2015, 11:11:27 am


The highlight of a musky skunkin.
The rare and endangered rockfish.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cziCApBhlNo/VNOHeTemstI/AAAAAAAAeYA/FK0S58oIKOo/w720-h540-no/P2040003.JPG)

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: croaker on February 08, 2015, 19:53:06 pm
After a long dry spell, my Dad and I were able to fit in a little boat ride/fishing time on the river.  We knew it's still a tad early for the Shad.  Conditions were nice for early February. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/croaker/FEB%202015/IMGP0004_zps8jfjhtlf.jpg)

The old man had the only bite of the afternoon and uttered the words I've heard many, many times over the years,
"son, get the net"...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/croaker/FEB%202015/IMGP0002_zpsfupkxhxn.jpg)

Small Hickory Shad.  Only things I caught was "timber trout"...  Hoping we can go again soon...
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JWJ on February 09, 2015, 11:59:25 am
Nothing like fishing with your old man. It's never about the catching.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: 5xTippett on February 09, 2015, 13:07:03 pm
Good for you, Don!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: natureboy on February 18, 2015, 16:58:26 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10835009_972859839393206_4027572011140054161_o.jpg)

Facebook pic, hope it comes through.  Big toothies on ice...  New River today, probably will be able to walk across by Friday.   :-\  :o
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on February 18, 2015, 17:10:55 pm
Quote from: natureboy on February 18, 2015, 16:58:26 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10835009_972859839393206_4027572011140054161_o.jpg)

Facebook pic, hope it comes through.  Big toothies on ice...  New River today, probably will be able to walk across by Friday.   :-\  :o


That is something.  Worried about those low water brookie streams too.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on February 20, 2015, 00:02:04 am
Can confirm that the new is a skating rink.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on February 20, 2015, 08:33:13 am
Quote from: wildmttrout on February 20, 2015, 00:02:04 am
Can confirm that the new is a skating rink.


French Broad is the same.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on February 28, 2015, 21:55:09 pm

http://youtu.be/s1tAYmMjLdY (http://youtu.be/s1tAYmMjLdY)

Going stir crazy with this cold weather, so I gave crazy dave a call to hit the musky in the cold.  Picked a thawed out section of a river and hit it hard.  Had an eat from a nice fish early on, a really nice fish.  Set the hook, moved him up to surface, she opened her mouth, shook a few times, and out my fly goes.  Got a good look at that fish though.  About 10 yards down I have a hot follow from another fish, but it peeled off at the boat.

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1000021_zpsfe55brrp.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1000021_zpsfe55brrp.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1000024_zps9rt78y4b.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1000024_zps9rt78y4b.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1000025_zpszlil1dmu.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1000025_zpszlil1dmu.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1000028_zpsppxnrgem.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1000028_zpsppxnrgem.jpg.html)

To fight the cold.
(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1000030_zpsxl5lylgs.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1000030_zpsxl5lylgs.jpg.html)

Good burgers
(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1000033_zpsthv2ack5.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1000033_zpsthv2ack5.jpg.html)

Did see an eagle.
(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1000035_zpscyyeu37r.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1000035_zpscyyeu37r.jpg.html)

Treated to an evening sunset.
(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1000037_zpss5xw27h2.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1000037_zpss5xw27h2.jpg.html)

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on February 28, 2015, 22:20:06 pm
Like.  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on February 28, 2015, 23:16:53 pm
Quote from: troutfanatic on February 28, 2015, 22:36:59 pm
Jacob,

what did you use to make the head on that streamer?


Flex cord you'd use to bundle wires.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on March 01, 2015, 16:11:42 pm
I like that report. I'm going to go fishing one day soon.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: flyinlow on March 01, 2015, 16:32:33 pm
solid report. Thawed section are pretty slim it seems these days.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on March 09, 2015, 23:16:47 pm
All I caught today...

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/36381F33-0A39-4268-B2C2-E16FA9C3DB2D_zpsbqrnzwah.jpg)

Was good to get out for a few hours at least.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on March 10, 2015, 07:16:31 am
(http://i.imgur.com/Uyyj52f.jpg) First of 2015. Fuck off trout. I didn't even have to blow anybody either. (wrong thread to begin with. Can't read good)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on March 10, 2015, 07:44:11 am
What size shoe you wear?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on March 10, 2015, 08:04:18 am
Are hipsters into Merrell's?  I need to get rid of mine now.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on March 10, 2015, 08:13:55 am
11's. Yeah, Merrell's are huge with the hipsters, only the low top ones tho
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on March 10, 2015, 08:15:00 am
I'm more a Keen person myself. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on March 10, 2015, 09:28:45 am
Damn, hitting the carps early.   I like it
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on March 10, 2015, 09:30:41 am
Nice carp too.  He looks angry at you.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on March 10, 2015, 09:54:21 am
That's a big goldfish! Glad to see the warm water section warming up. I'm getting out this weekend in hell and high water.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bullship on March 10, 2015, 10:15:57 am
Told ya
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on March 10, 2015, 10:55:14 am
Quote from: bullship on March 10, 2015, 10:15:57 am
Told ya

Yes, yes you did
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 11, 2015, 13:19:23 pm
Bastardo
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on March 11, 2015, 18:35:14 pm


Been looking forward to the tug for so long. Weirdbeird had similar feelings so I got my work done, stashed the slacks and dress shoes in the truck and put on the lucky carp pants. Beard grabbed me at a dock and we got to it.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuCY7ldETM8&index=56&list=PLF3BCC7FD0DE5B8D7 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuCY7ldETM8#)

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/P3090024_zpsfxzzmzuk.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/P3090024_zpsfxzzmzuk.jpg.html)

Cyarps home eh?
(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/P3090030_zpsmykx8uki.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/P3090030_zpsmykx8uki.jpg.html)

That look when 12 carp spook beneath you....wrecked son
(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/P3090034_zpsbputy7fn.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/P3090034_zpsbputy7fn.jpg.html)

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/P3090025_zpsdlhuefit.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/P3090025_zpsdlhuefit.jpg.html)

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/P3090026_zpsok7knxnq.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/P3090026_zpsok7knxnq.jpg.html)

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/P3090029_zpswo0fmebx.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/P3090029_zpswo0fmebx.jpg.html)

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/P3090038_zpsiauj1u8h.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/P3090038_zpsiauj1u8h.jpg.html)

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/P3090021_zpspkxl40tj.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/P3090021_zpspkxl40tj.jpg.html)

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on March 11, 2015, 21:54:51 pm
You shits.  n!n
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on March 11, 2015, 22:11:25 pm
Well played.   Nice carpage Spork.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on March 11, 2015, 22:28:02 pm
Gayson ain't shit.that prick poled me into a tree stump. I set n she got mad my dick got hard. Rammed in a carps mouth and he said "oh ma gawd"
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on March 12, 2015, 04:29:01 am
Quote from: Transylwader on March 11, 2015, 22:28:02 pm
Gayson ain't shit.that prick poled me into a tree stump. I set n she got mad my dick got hard. Rammed in a carps mouth and he said "oh ma gawd"

When you gonna saddle up for round 2?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: TheYiman on March 12, 2015, 15:57:53 pm
As I know y'all are full aware - heavy rains, snow, and ice have plagued the Southeast over the last month making getting out on the water difficult to say the least.  However if you watch the flows, weather, and have a pretty flexible schedule (lucky me) - you can find some moments that they line up right.  I've been on my continual chase for river dragons with some recent success.

Sweet Pea is buried under that lovely ice/snow mixture.  At least dogger is excited about it.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/Splash%20and%20Double%20day%20100_zps0p8zufzz.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/Splash%20and%20Double%20day%20100_zps0p8zufzz.jpg.html)

I think the ranch dressing for the cheesy tots might have been a bit much.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/Splash%20and%20Double%20day%20106_zpsmxrlosiy.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/Splash%20and%20Double%20day%20106_zpsmxrlosiy.jpg.html)

The upper end of fish-able.  Swollen but clearish.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/Splash%20and%20Double%20day%20114_zpsmnqlagrz.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/Splash%20and%20Double%20day%20114_zpsmnqlagrz.jpg.html)

My buddy struck first with a feisty little guy.  Love those colors on the small ones.  Sweet take.  My friend sees the fish in hot pursuit, speeds up his retrieve, the fish immediately closes the gap, nails the fly right at the boat.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/19a1131d-38f5-40dc-a377-02139ac552fe_zpsxghoqqhs.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/19a1131d-38f5-40dc-a377-02139ac552fe_zpsxghoqqhs.jpg.html)

About 30 minutes later, it was my turn.  This take was the one I've been looking for.  I was fishing a deep pool with the fly out of sight.  A hard thump on the end of the line.  I think this is no tree limb, this is a fish!  Set the hook, and this fish comes up to the surface shaking its head like a rodeo bull.  It gets downstream of me in some fast water.  Oh shit, this is over.  Nope, somehow I drag the fish back to the boat and into the net.  I thought for sure the fish would go 40, but the tape don't lie - 36.  It was a hefty one though. 
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/Splash%20and%20Double%20day%20110%20-%20Copy_zps4dld13de.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/Splash%20and%20Double%20day%20110%20-%20Copy_zps4dld13de.jpg.html)

I got reports from other parts of southern Musky country about other nice fish landed last week.  Sometimes, things line up.

Cheers, fellas.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on March 12, 2015, 16:12:44 pm
 d:b
Heating up. Gayson, Im awl eeen.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on March 12, 2015, 16:31:37 pm
The Yi man cometh.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on March 12, 2015, 17:08:12 pm
Good to see some more musky up in here Yiman. No bite though all bark  :-X
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: overbrook on March 12, 2015, 18:47:19 pm
Nice job sir Yiman  V:; V:; V:;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on March 12, 2015, 20:25:21 pm
 'c; 'c; 'c;
Good stuff, Yi.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on March 12, 2015, 22:24:27 pm
Bringing the goods from TN! Nice fish JR
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: TheYiman on March 13, 2015, 21:50:07 pm
Thanks y'all.  As much fun as Muskies are ... I'm kinda looking forward to Smallie season.  Hopefully, I'll have some more warmwater goodness for this thread in about a month.

You take a pick of the pune Jack?  I want to catch some pickerel to add to the toothy critters list.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: overbrook on March 13, 2015, 23:33:55 pm
I'm pretty sure I fished that pond on Bragg back in the late 80's ...there was a 7 PD. Bass cruising the bank near the parking area that I fucked with for about two hrs and she wouldn't hit a damn thing. I finally thru a simple hair worm out...let it settle to the bottom...I let the big girl have a look at it then as she resumed cruising back and forth I waited...and as she approached it for the third time I gave it a twitch....she hit it like she was pissed!
Then on the ride home I buried my monty Carlo in the fuckin sand on one of those training roads.....fuckin sand!  p;-
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on March 14, 2015, 12:36:55 pm
Here's the pune of Jesus.
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/517_zpseucf9cdi.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/517_zpseucf9cdi.jpg.html)
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/518_zpskgabn53y.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/518_zpskgabn53y.jpg.html)
Cute lil fucker. Duck billed and toofy.
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/spotted%20bass_zpszpxckr3u.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/spotted%20bass_zpszpxckr3u.jpg.html)
Prefer these 4lb spotties from Lake Wylie
A little birdie told me where to find Bowfin around the Tar River.
But don't forget, the next stop? Visit whitey /'/
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: ptfranze on March 14, 2015, 14:29:58 pm
Whitey isn't here yet, went out today for a skunking before the rain really started.  Got the license checked in the parking lot no one was catching today but he said people were catching some small males earlier in the week. 

They will be here soon though V:;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on March 14, 2015, 14:54:44 pm
Quote from: ptfranze on March 14, 2015, 14:29:58 pm
Whitey isn't here yet.

Well neither was this whitey.
Oh well. I am glad I delegated the peckies at the office to cover my ass and hit Wylie/Bragg. I am watching too much basketball, tying too many flies, drinking too many beers and watching the lake turn to liquid shit stain :'(.
I suspect the same pattern, work until the window opens and blaze north west n chuck em red over whites.
Holla atcha boy
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on March 14, 2015, 20:43:48 pm
Ole spork blew somebody today I guess. This bitch was hungry tho

(http://i.imgur.com/nPdq3Nc.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/Grrq3R5.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on March 14, 2015, 21:41:40 pm
That's a fat musky. Hot damn  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on March 14, 2015, 21:42:28 pm
Good job bitches.  Good job. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on March 14, 2015, 22:09:12 pm
Jesus, way to steal my virgin esox thunder. Fuck you guys, I hope one of them bites your junk off so you can't wank >:(
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on March 14, 2015, 22:16:17 pm
Quote from: Transylwader on March 14, 2015, 22:09:12 pm
Jesus, way to steal my virgin esox thunder. Fuck you guys, I hope one of them bites your junk off so you can't wank >:(

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YhcOntV_57M/UslUK8g059I/AAAAAAAAPy4/f8IZZVotRxQ/s1600/put-that-evil-on-me.gif)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: TheYiman on March 14, 2015, 22:25:40 pm
Tranny- sweet mini-musky!  I like all Esox.  I'm gonna chase some of those soon, once bmadd gets them dialed in...

And damn boys, that is a fat Musky!  Nice work all around.

'c;

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: overbrook on March 14, 2015, 22:29:52 pm
Quote from: troutfanatic on March 14, 2015, 09:46:48 am
Quote from: overbrook on March 13, 2015, 23:33:55 pm
I'm pretty sure I fished that pond on Bragg back in the late 80's ...there was a 7 PD. Bass cruising the bank near the parking area that I fucked with for about two hrs and she wouldn't hit a damn thing. I finally thru a simple hair worm out...let it settle to the bottom...I let the big girl have a look at it then as she resumed cruising back and forth I waited...and as she approached it for the third time I gave it a twitch....she hit it like she was pissed!
Then on the ride home I buried my monty Carlo in the fuckin sand on one of those training roads.....fuckin sand!  p;-


I'd say you are speaking of the same place. We did some four wheeling yesterday too. Then again, a lot of the ponds and lakes on Bragg have some pretty hairy roads around them. I have been curious about the status of the fishery for some time. I fished it heavily in the late 80s and there were some monsters in several places. In the late 90s, when I came back it wasn't as good. When they jacked up the price on the permit I quit buying them especially if I bought one in January only to find out I was going overseas in the spring or summer for a year.

If you were there in the 80's I might have delivered you a pizza LOL ...I worked as a layout artist at a trophy shop on Bragg Blvd. and delivered pizza at night for Crusty's just off post... I think Radford Rd. ?? Fuck I dunno...that was  like 30yrs ago.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on March 15, 2015, 08:10:46 am
That is a fat musky!  bd;0

Sporks first?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on March 15, 2015, 08:21:37 am
Mirror carp and a snapper in a matter of a week, damn.  V:;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bullship on March 15, 2015, 10:13:00 am
Dear lord I need to go fishing
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on March 15, 2015, 12:51:12 pm
this week needed an "Unlimited Tight Butthole" thread
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on March 15, 2015, 15:34:06 pm
 'c;
The Spork and WMT sideshow! Good going, bastards.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: croaker on March 15, 2015, 20:09:11 pm
Spent a couple hours at the local put-in.  Was a nice afternoon:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/croaker/March%202015/IMGP0001%202_zpsrhiaodae.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/croaker/March%202015/IMGP0007_zpscj1vil2w.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/croaker/March%202015/IMGP0005_zpslz8mx5bf.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/croaker/March%202015/IMGP0002_zpsobbkb7ug.jpg)

After a few years of Shad skunk for me, finally got one to hand. 
Small Hickory Shad:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/croaker/March%202015/IMGP0003_zpssvgutfyc.jpg)

Short rant, probably preachin' to the choir. 
The Boat Ramp is for launching/recovering your boat.  The Parking Area is where you secure/move gear in and between your boat/vehicle, bullshit with others,  and let your kids/god play/take a wiz...

b';

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on March 15, 2015, 20:12:27 pm
Lemme guess...kayakers?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on March 15, 2015, 20:16:52 pm
I'm digging the scenery.  Much time has passed since I've last floated past some black gums and cypress.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on March 15, 2015, 20:20:53 pm
Quote from: RiverbumCO on March 15, 2015, 20:12:27 pm
Lemme guess...kayakers?


Dumbasses in Elkin use the Yadkin ramp pier for diving board, sunbathing deck, clothing shelf, fishing platform, platform for folding chairs.  The sign clearly states the parking lot and facilities are paid or by sticker fees and to be used only for boat launching.  Haven't seen any nekid titties yet however.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: overbrook on March 15, 2015, 20:52:29 pm
Weed and nekkid titties are at the shoals. <-;:
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on March 15, 2015, 21:54:08 pm
Quote from: wildmttrout on March 14, 2015, 20:43:48 pm
Ole spork blew somebody today I guess. This bitch was hungry tho

(http://i.imgur.com/nPdq3Nc.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/Grrq3R5.jpg)


Awesomeness.   Way to go Spork.   I have esox-envy.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: croaker on March 15, 2015, 21:54:23 pm
Quote from: RiverbumCO on March 15, 2015, 20:12:27 pm
Lemme guess...kayakers?


Hell no, it is inconsiderate, stupid, locals (who also drive 55 in the passing lane)  in jonbotes. 
-p-   are to sorry to paddle a kayak or canoe. 



Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on March 16, 2015, 16:00:42 pm
I went bass fishing yesterday. Caught maybe 5 crappie. Water temps still too cold but man did the sun feel nice.

Got home and proceeded to get my truck and boat trailer stuck in the front yard with the wife looking  d:b

Also, should mention that I went with the Outbound Short intermediate for the 8 wt and owe a thanks to Big J/Jfey. That line goes.
Title: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on March 16, 2015, 19:40:23 pm
Pulled a TW and blew off work today.  Too much sun and too long since I felt a fish pull

Snuck off to see my friend
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/10fca97ac4e739f6fb9a2ef67189a836.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/dacd47992815fb5bde2f91a3545fa5e5.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/fd0dac390e3af1bfaa9ae2039af5379c.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/7f525189d6a488197ad2dcf120e92c41.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/2d591fe0db2205ab58eeaf30848b875f.jpg)

They were hungry.  Here are the highlights
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/ddd689f8e6f929059af0484a0a883cfb.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/61f037e1f2c5aaffba33cb8b8f3acc64.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/55b0f1c61a75d455ac79d0b7ccfe1e7e.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/41b17c5a5019dec76e6ba26428037b60.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/517ca3a388d53fa451435b367c1b1907.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/bc3e8a17b5e033aeda17b0f629567cb0.jpg)

Even found a willing bass.  Didn't see the bloody tail until I released him.  Probably will be turtle food soon

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/6407a7f247b2628010125bceb54e1b45.jpg)

Goldfish

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/b89b06af75e2ca0b5a40f4601e38964f.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bullship on March 16, 2015, 20:27:39 pm
You didn't tell me there were goldfish
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on March 16, 2015, 20:51:47 pm
hell yes man I bet that was funner'n tits... fish bite best during work hours, jus sayin  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on March 16, 2015, 21:19:38 pm
Quote from: bullship on March 16, 2015, 20:27:39 pm
You didn't tell me there were goldfish


He added two grassies this year also to try to keep the watermeal in check.   Didn't see them, but they are there...
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on March 16, 2015, 21:29:49 pm
Some Shakespeare love.  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: overbrook on March 16, 2015, 21:35:43 pm
Quote from: NCsporksman on March 16, 2015, 20:51:47 pm
fish bite best during work hours, jus sayin  'c;


Where's the "like" button for this!

Glad ya got out Chewy! Geezer lettin that place go a bit?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on March 17, 2015, 08:10:23 am
Jeff, I'm glad you decided to actually not work for a change.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on March 17, 2015, 08:44:27 am
Quote from: Jfey on March 16, 2015, 19:40:23 pm
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/ddd689f8e6f929059af0484a0a883cfb.jpg)

How in thee fukk is there pollen out already? I call bollocks. 2014 pic? Or is this that "watermeal" you be speakin' ovv? :P
Grassies? Ain't nobudday got time fo dat.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on March 17, 2015, 09:16:37 am
That be watermeal.  In about a month the pond will be covered in it.   Fish don't care, just is a pain.

Tom, Geezer's been back and forth to Florida so I don't think he's had much time to spend at the pond this year.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: overbrook on March 17, 2015, 12:23:17 pm
Quote from: Jfey on March 17, 2015, 09:16:37 am

Tom, Geezer's been back and forth to Florida so I don't think he's had much time to spend at the pond this year.


Nice guys that are granted fishing access should occasionally spend a Saturday doing some charitable work....Jis' sayin.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on March 17, 2015, 12:43:03 pm
Quote from: overbrook on March 17, 2015, 12:23:17 pm
Quote from: Jfey on March 17, 2015, 09:16:37 am

Tom, Geezer's been back and forth to Florida so I don't think he's had much time to spend at the pond this year.


Nice guys that are granted fishing access should occasionally spend a Saturday doing some charitable work....Jis' sayin.


Its been offered on several occasions.  He prefers dark rum.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: overbrook on March 17, 2015, 13:55:32 pm
Quote from: Jfey on March 17, 2015, 12:43:03 pm
Quote from: overbrook on March 17, 2015, 12:23:17 pm
Quote from: Jfey on March 17, 2015, 09:16:37 am

Tom, Geezer's been back and forth to Florida so I don't think he's had much time to spend at the pond this year.


Nice guys that are granted fishing access should occasionally spend a Saturday doing some charitable work....Jis' sayin.


Its been offered on several occasions.  He prefers dark rum.


It just looked like that dock needed some repairs....maybe you could fix it for him some evening then share some rum y;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on March 20, 2015, 15:08:10 pm

I have to work tomorrow (Saturday) so the best I can do is get out today even though it's raining. I've got this 80-acre reservoir in my back yard. Literally, I can see it from my living room.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/CD0AB726-5035-4B0B-83F7-45AF51B546B6_zps4obylqpx.jpg)

Pretty nice to be able to put on waders in the house...

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/2F5A172A-99CE-484F-A8C5-4D32B9B697EB_zpsvhv3fjsn.jpg)

..strap the 'yak to this useless cart and walk to the put-in by the dam.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/1BE74213-948A-4A91-9BF0-FAA5B20F88D3_zpsyrdmoq3l.jpg)

Didn't anticipate doing too well, since it's raining and 50 degrees, but I did complete the centrarchidae slam:

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/09C49351-348C-4E63-A96B-B7EE118F0712_zpsqjotgrdh.jpg)

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/5D51E33C-990C-4821-98EC-2F176E14FFB9_zpsrnfgenve.jpg)

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/7FE287AA-E6D1-4701-B32C-C5ED42FC9D37_zpsdl8vzxhg.jpg)

Water was really, stained, but I did have a shot at some carps. As so often is the case, I got left in the dust...

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/140C4BFA-E01D-425B-836D-E0B60FF8BA2F_zpsjoxiymf7.jpg)


I had some lucky eats the first few carp I caught. The last year has been tough on me. Hard enough to catch 'em being poled around, and damned difficult paddling yourself in a kayak.
Side note: I hate fishing in a kayak. Hate it. Beats the bank though.

Then I enjoyed some left over Chinese and a macro-brew.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/A9FEA3A6-2C79-4E00-8CDB-D33A6D039A39_zpswhhn11oi.jpg)

Mahalo.



Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: TheYiman on March 20, 2015, 21:46:49 pm
Nice having some warm water out your backdoor.  Thanks for the TR.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on March 23, 2015, 09:46:02 am
I didn't think I would be able to get out to fish this weekend due to my boy Pablo and friends putting a new roof on my house. But with 7 of them they were pulling out of the driveway and 3:30 on Sunday. Well my truck was already backed up to the trailer, so.. off to find whitey.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/jtdriver/14271177533593_zps14866512.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/jtdriver/media/14271177533593_zps14866512.jpg.html)

Got to the ramp and even at 4:30pm there was still 20 cars at the ramp.

Fished for about 2 hours. Caught about a dozen of these guys and a fat female that was camera shy.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/jtdriver/14271173453282_zpse575c771.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/jtdriver/media/14271173453282_zpse575c771.jpg.html)

And to end a long weekend
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/jtdriver/14271172654620_zps3b5345e9.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/jtdriver/media/14271172654620_zps3b5345e9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JWJ on March 24, 2015, 13:13:41 pm


http://youtu.be/H9oLSMSW4SI (http://youtu.be/H9oLSMSW4SI)


Got an invite to go musky fishing this past weekend. Had an extra seat so FlyNLow made the drive up from L'Burg. Two days on the water for one magic hour. Three eats and 2 fish in the net.


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0430_zpsobit9qwk.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0430_zpsobit9qwk.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0456_zpsq7tykiss.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0456_zpsq7tykiss.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0363_zpsocrv3wr2.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0363_zpsocrv3wr2.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0385_zpsutmygjds.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0385_zpsutmygjds.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0441_zpsrsnp2uwq.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0441_zpsrsnp2uwq.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0452-001_zpsrpb1j793.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0452-001_zpsrpb1j793.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0444_zpsyupdsqoe.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0444_zpsyupdsqoe.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0396-001_zps0kbsaj1n.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0396-001_zps0kbsaj1n.jpg.html)




Probably last trip for a while, big girls will be spawning soon.


Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on March 24, 2015, 13:16:52 pm
 bd;0 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: TheYiman on March 24, 2015, 13:27:07 pm
 y;

Sweet pics.  Nice work on the ski!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 24, 2015, 15:45:13 pm
sick
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: flyinlow on March 24, 2015, 15:50:28 pm
definitely a solid weekend for sure
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on March 24, 2015, 16:01:34 pm
Quote from: flyinlow on March 24, 2015, 15:50:28 pm
definitely a solid weekend for sure


You should of picked me up neighbor.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on March 24, 2015, 18:49:42 pm
Quote from: Big J on March 24, 2015, 16:01:34 pm
Quote from: flyinlow on March 24, 2015, 15:50:28 pm
definitely a solid weekend for sure


You should of picked me up neighbor.


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Yeah, you're gonna show him some sweet streams now.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on March 25, 2015, 22:52:53 pm
musky and good beers= win 0:0
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on March 26, 2015, 00:34:22 am
Spots instead of stripes. Interesting......
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JWJ on March 26, 2015, 09:24:47 am
Quote from: wildmttrout on March 26, 2015, 00:34:22 am
Spots instead of stripes. Interesting......




Yeah,

I've seen stripes, spots and completely unmarked fish all come out of that river.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on March 26, 2015, 15:16:13 pm


I was finally able to get my little boat loaded up and out on the water over the last couple days.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/9B0170B0-633E-4C3E-AF1B-6AEB881E90C0_zpshwfbc4gq.jpg)

Spent some hours chasing musky yesterday. Nothing. Water high and stained. It was good to get the little outboard humming though. Carb's a little gummed up I think.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/68B3943E-5ED6-4EF1-AA33-FDA0A1CB4241_zpsogo81fkk.jpg)

This morning was a little nicer, if windy on the lake.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/D0582CE5-C656-4062-8253-BF1F280D7BE2_zpscxcngrgk.jpg)

Got a few eats.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/A7BA6E96-3A82-47FE-B5FE-7ED47D1B1E37_zpsdecplr2g.jpg)

Spot.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/65E14591-8BFD-49E7-8720-59516BF268BE_zpsmafioh5m.jpg)

Yep.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/BD6A8D36-6A79-4B3C-B6FE-D07C5BA35C44_zpstzszr6bu.jpg)

Mahalo.


Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on March 26, 2015, 15:20:50 pm
That's a nice smallie at the end  'c;  Haven't even begun to think about smallies yet here in VA.  Another cold front is moving thru.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on March 26, 2015, 16:53:18 pm
That's an honest fish or too.  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on March 26, 2015, 17:27:22 pm
I remember when I used to fish.  Sigh.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bullship on March 26, 2015, 18:33:11 pm
I can dig it. Erock--stuff it, single man. Don't forget to bring the weed.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on March 26, 2015, 20:33:17 pm
dope....and bring the dope
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: TheYiman on March 26, 2015, 21:19:56 pm
Headed out with a bud the other day.  Found some Stripe as the locals would say.  Friend bought his boat from another friend.  Glad the Gheenoe stayed in the family.  Got repowered with a '89 Gamefisher 15.  Little boat moves along nice.  Those White Bass pull hard.  Fun little run every year.

(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/19F10FBF-23E1-420A-A353-2E2805B743CC_zpslcy228s7.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/19F10FBF-23E1-420A-A353-2E2805B743CC_zpslcy228s7.jpg.html)

(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/1FE05570-14E2-42D0-9DD9-F4B8D5B97BEA_zpsmjqogelb.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-03/1FE05570-14E2-42D0-9DD9-F4B8D5B97BEA_zpsmjqogelb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on March 26, 2015, 21:26:42 pm


Carpin on lunch break dudes....Found some shore accessible waters that are full of mud sucking beasts...even tagged a sexy mirror but she slipped the hook before pics happened...So until I get caught, I shall trespass and carp on the clock, #suckluv


look at it.....loook at it

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/P3170071_zps5ylkh8to.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/P3170071_zps5ylkh8to.jpg.html)

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/P3120039_zpslty9pipi.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/P3120039_zpslty9pipi.jpg.html)

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/P3120042_zpsy3c21rea.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/P3120042_zpsy3c21rea.jpg.html)

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/P3120044_zpsnnkfxdry.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/P3120044_zpsnnkfxdry.jpg.html)

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/20150312_130107_zpsubhc8keu.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/20150312_130107_zpsubhc8keu.jpg.html)

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/20150325_170820_zps2xivvoj0.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/20150325_170820_zps2xivvoj0.jpg.html)

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/be04ae49-0d58-40ca-845f-798992d6b710_zpsag4i0pif.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/be04ae49-0d58-40ca-845f-798992d6b710_zpsag4i0pif.jpg.html)

Oh yea, caught a smallie and Phal bummed me a bote.....instaboner

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/P3220188_zpsmtflkpab.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/P3220188_zpsmtflkpab.jpg.html)

(http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p694/homegrowncrepe/P3220204_zpsj6qsp1yz.jpg) (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/homegrowncrepe/media/P3220204_zpsj6qsp1yz.jpg.html)






Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on March 27, 2015, 09:33:17 am
Nice work y'all.
Love that spring his here, people are back out fishing and posting pics, and there's good stuff to look at here.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on March 27, 2015, 09:57:24 am
Any plans for that boat Spork? I like boat projects. PS, nice trailer.

Y'all still having spring JMiller? This side of the state turned winter again. 31 this morning.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on March 27, 2015, 10:22:11 am
Well, it was 40 when I got up today.
Supposed to warm up early next week, then be nice next weekend for the gobbler opener. The birds should be fired up. Can't decide whether to chase them or concentrate on the musky thing for a few days so it can quit bothering me. Im at about 9 thousand casts, so next trip should  be a lock.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on March 27, 2015, 11:12:38 am
Luv it durty. V:;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on March 27, 2015, 11:37:43 am
Phallus has approved of a casting platform, marine grade plywood and carpet is in the garage, just slip it in and probably gonna go with the wildmnttrout cooler top poling platform

Picked up my old trolling motor  and a nice bamboo push stick. Musky rod and line are in the mail....bote.fits.perfectly between ky wheel wells.....getting a chubby typin here
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on March 27, 2015, 12:14:00 pm
12 or 14?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on March 27, 2015, 12:22:23 pm
Quote from: bullship on March 26, 2015, 18:33:11 pm
I can dig it. Erock--stuff it, single man. Don't forget to bring the weed.


I can remember being internet friends.  That time is behind us.

Yi and Spork...really cool guys, really cool.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on March 27, 2015, 13:10:31 pm
tweblve
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on March 27, 2015, 13:14:51 pm
Yiman, you, Sir, are a dick! The fat girls ALMOST made it up the crick but then this rain deluge came and ain't nobudday got no flotation device to deal with this.
I am gonna head further west and get the car fixed so I can come find you >:(
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: ptfranze on March 28, 2015, 11:27:11 am
Was able to hit the white bass run early this week after work (and before the damn rain).  As I was leaving the parking lot ran into a few other fly fisherman I had met before, they said the day was pretty slow they had been there since around lunch (it was 430) and they had only managed 3 or 4 each.  Made me a little worried. 

Hiking down to the first spot I was gonna fish found this in a tree that hung over the path

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/5454E567-C340-4A21-BB4B-7CE62B166051_zpsqmlevk38.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/5454E567-C340-4A21-BB4B-7CE62B166051_zpsqmlevk38.jpg.html)

A possible warning from Mike to stay away from his spot?

Ignored the warning and got on the water, explored the section of water for a little bit before I finally got my first hookup a small little male

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/60B1F090-E09F-4D20-93C2-734AE61D7874_zpsjweohs9t.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/60B1F090-E09F-4D20-93C2-734AE61D7874_zpsjweohs9t.jpg.html)

Fished this section a little more until a guy came through on his boat fishing right over the top of me and where I was fishing.  Fuck that guy, I had never seen a boat that far up.  Left that section and hiked back up.  On the way back I must have gone a different way and found what was maybe a fox skeleton?  Any ideas guys?

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/65030734-59F7-4CD6-9BF8-E450A4AABBE9_zpsbfdwuv4b.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/65030734-59F7-4CD6-9BF8-E450A4AABBE9_zpsbfdwuv4b.jpg.html)

Debated calling it a day just because the fishing was so slow but as I was walking back to the car I decided to jump back in and see if I could get into anything else.  This spot was one I had fished before so I knew fish had been there in previous years.  Picked up two more small males pretty quickly.

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/B68F9427-E96E-4EDB-B33D-CF07C0D92159_zpsfh05y2k1.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/B68F9427-E96E-4EDB-B33D-CF07C0D92159_zpsfh05y2k1.jpg.html)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/DB529700-B9FA-47D2-8AD0-5B9A26EF2DDB_zpseapqeen9.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/DB529700-B9FA-47D2-8AD0-5B9A26EF2DDB_zpseapqeen9.jpg.html)

At this point it was right on par with my best white bass days never really caught more than 4 out there.  Fishing slowed down again started working my way up river towards the car.  Then hit the jackpot  d:b

Found a pod of white bass, started catching smaller males almost every cast.  Went from 3 to catching 20+  in the matter of about 30 min.  Had a blast and managed one decent size female (the only one I caught all day) 

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/50A49C80-8DDD-4DFF-B9BD-611C20AE386C_zpslket6wt3.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/50A49C80-8DDD-4DFF-B9BD-611C20AE386C_zpslket6wt3.jpg.html)

Ended the day on her and left the fish biting.  It was starting to get dark and was around 715 when I made it back to the car.  Good day on the water and by far my best day for white bass.   d:b V:;



Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bullship on March 28, 2015, 14:09:20 pm
Definitely a fox. Nice basses.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on March 28, 2015, 20:00:16 pm
I'm pretty sure it a Coyote. i got a good look at it when I was down there the week before last.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on April 01, 2015, 23:15:05 pm
After typing a bunch of shit and some how deleting all of it before I posted it.... Fuck it here some pictures

Sunday with Franzen caught like 50 something
(http://i.imgur.com/Uz9mVgG.jpg?2)
(http://i.imgur.com/yVT1n1n.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/HVNHZWz.jpg?1)

Today, took yak out for first time this year. Caught these plus 25 ish small whites
(http://i.imgur.com/jqCDBRF.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/3mvfgzj.jpg?1)

Peace out
(http://i.imgur.com/NYdgoWF.jpg?2)

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: sanjuanwormhatch on April 02, 2015, 09:06:59 am
Last fish is a damn nice fish. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on April 02, 2015, 09:10:29 am
Duder.  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on April 02, 2015, 09:21:21 am
Driver, you are a bastard. I have been fucking around fixing up a John Boat (well, I haven't started shit to be honest) Watchign the gauges like a hawk, went down for 20 mins yesterday and scored a couple fatties. When them girls are in, it's on like Donkey Kong. Tried to coax PTFranze in but he gone trout fishing p;-
Holla. Oh yeah, you want in on bowfin? Theres a few bigguns near the impoundments.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on April 02, 2015, 09:57:17 am
Yeah that bass was fun on the 5wt.

Tranny, I know a small municipal lake that is loaded with big bowfin. Best part is you can fish it with a boat and don't have to wade knee deep in mud to catch em. But its only good in the spring
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on April 02, 2015, 11:22:57 am
Who is riding the Coosa?  If that is your yak, i will surely pester you about hitting some warmwater flows this Summer.

Great work there, doods.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on April 02, 2015, 13:27:02 pm
Quote from: Phallus in Wonderland on April 02, 2015, 11:22:57 amIf that is your yak, i will surely pester you about hitting some warmwater flows this Summer.


Please do!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on April 02, 2015, 18:47:54 pm
Sukage supremo.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on April 02, 2015, 20:51:12 pm
I want in on bowfin .... there I said it
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on April 04, 2015, 07:38:22 am


Beetle and I looked to see if the smallies had awoken in central VA. And to see if any stockers had washed down stream.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-rO8NBJVElxQ/VR_IIdVAptI/AAAAAAAAfaY/acYqgHPoE_g/w776-h540-no/P4030007.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-28no1dWTAZs/VR_IHWP8hgI/AAAAAAAAfaQ/kNx0w_QZk2k/w820-h540-no/P4030005.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rlbk5EBaZ7E/VR_II9nrnbI/AAAAAAAAfag/mfXqMMTgljI/w852-h540-no/P4030009.JPG)

The answer was, NO!

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on April 04, 2015, 16:50:03 pm
My newborn is now 8 days old. My house has been overrun with relatives and in laws. This sucks. Luckily, I gained access to a pond way back in the woods. Felt wonderful to hike out there and listen to the silence. Caught a few pansy ass bluegill in the mean time. I wanted to create a shelter and stay in the woods for days. Fatherhood........

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/04/dac96ac783fe95d39d5f7c2850f0f321.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/04/574a428a7e2c7dada16cc3859957708a.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/04/25a75d007ba43131403443499db9b4df.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/04/2002571f7bd5c8502527cfe56f5484dd.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: rbphoto on April 04, 2015, 16:53:46 pm
Fatherhood and pansy ass bluegills are severely under-rated.  Congrats on both.  now get to work on that shelter.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on April 04, 2015, 18:37:57 pm
Finally...

(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/IMG_20150404_110515999_HDR_zpsbt1rem2z.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/IMG_20150404_110515999_HDR_zpsbt1rem2z.jpg.html)
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/IMG_20150404_124830_zpsdztyprdx.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/IMG_20150404_124830_zpsdztyprdx.jpg.html)
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/IMG_20150404_113739230_zpsak3ivewp.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/IMG_20150404_113739230_zpsak3ivewp.jpg.html)
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/IMG_20150404_113728489_zpsjq0j8ubw.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/IMG_20150404_113728489_zpsjq0j8ubw.jpg.html)
I took a walk around the family pond for about an hour and half this morning. We had a cold night last night and rain yesterday. I was worried about cold, muddy water putting the fish down, but it was sunny and I was going to have to suffer through two birthday parties this afternoon. After wasting time trying a quick retrieve, I found the rhythm and that brought the fish. One pop, count to five Mississippi and keep your arm ready. No toilet flushes or major leaps from these fish today, but damn it feels good when the sun is shining and the bass eat on top.
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/IMG_20150404_120806390_zpspok15lzr.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/IMG_20150404_120806390_zpspok15lzr.jpg.html)
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/IMG_20150404_120845704_zpsbkysdh1v.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/IMG_20150404_120845704_zpsbkysdh1v.jpg.html)
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/IMG_20150404_120835585_zpsm7npkcfl.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/IMG_20150404_120835585_zpsm7npkcfl.jpg.html)
This big girl eased up from the depths along the levy. The off colored water camouflaged her size. She slowly eased closer and I just let that fly stay still. I expected a small explosion for the take, she just slowly sipped it like it was an adams. Spring is here. Feels good to contribute finally.
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/IMG_20150404_120857194_zpsffai7txd.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/IMG_20150404_120857194_zpsffai7txd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on April 04, 2015, 19:00:48 pm
TN contributes.  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: ptfranze on April 04, 2015, 22:58:12 pm
Quote from: driver` on April 01, 2015, 23:15:05 pm
After typing a bunch of shit and some how deleting all of it before I posted it.... Fuck it here some pictures

Sunday with Franzen caught like 50 something


We didn't take a lot of pictures mainly just fished and had a damn good time catching. 

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/B1CB1343-50B8-4939-AC6B-56898558EAE3_zpsizhwcbbz.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/B1CB1343-50B8-4939-AC6B-56898558EAE3_zpsizhwcbbz.jpg.html)

Trying to get a picture of a double up

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/427CF415-CF33-40A5-A95E-90A326771602_zpsvuoo5sa4.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/427CF415-CF33-40A5-A95E-90A326771602_zpsvuoo5sa4.jpg.html)

Jason with one of his 3 really nice males

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/5185697F-D00F-4B6B-A632-8E692EF8C2F3_zpsozkhlq2e.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/5185697F-D00F-4B6B-A632-8E692EF8C2F3_zpsozkhlq2e.jpg.html)

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on April 05, 2015, 21:33:21 pm
Franzsenor, I'm hitting dat bitch befoe Duke beat Cheese fries. You in? Or you can come get your ass handed by 20lb+ carps.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: ptfranze on April 06, 2015, 09:03:17 am
Quote from: Transylwader on April 05, 2015, 21:33:21 pm
Franzsenor, I'm hitting dat bitch befoe Duke beat Cheese fries. You in? Or you can come get your ass handed by 20lb+ carps.


I would be in but I have to stay after school and make up the damn hours for all the snow days we missed.  We missed 8 days in all kids only had to make up 2 but faculty has to make up the hours for all 8 of those damn days.  So I just bring my tying stuff and sit around for a couple hours tying at school.  And I might have picked the Carp over the white bass, haven't caught one yet.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on April 06, 2015, 09:34:02 am
Quote from: ptfranze on April 06, 2015, 09:03:17 am
So I just bring my tying stuff and sit around for a couple hours tying at school.

Ah, good man. I should do that too. I mean, apart from looking at cricks and marshes on ARCGIS and giving the municipality lip service, I really am no good 'round here when I have fish on the brain. Maybe I can coax the dead beat customer service department into a fly tying class. I can bullshit em and say it will help them cope with stress. I teach em to tie flies and I take said flies on the way out to "lunch". 8)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on April 11, 2015, 09:55:05 am
Saturday live
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on April 11, 2015, 20:30:41 pm
Cmon Drifts, what happened?

I floated 10 miles with my son today and caught this seasons first smallie, watched a dude land a koi, and observed nearly 100 ducks, loons, geese, cluster of GBH nests, and several Osprey.  Wrists are sore from so much yakin and castin.  Left the cam in the truck b';  What an awesome day.

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on April 11, 2015, 20:34:53 pm
Kept on saying file to big...
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/c697e5f97eeb181c7dcf200f85910717.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/5b9f5c0fbae4240f29bc765339a7a85a.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/d063d7c90b1731ff1450e09854c62ebe.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/7fe1eec6ec7b5f99298083c578cdd3aa.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/15c21c96b5ed9bdf150554bfe8c03c91.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: shropp on April 14, 2015, 08:46:44 am
The wife feels that there is no need for more than one boat, so we compromised and in order to get the new one, I agreed to sell the old one.  I did what anyone would do and priced it high as hell in hopes to either make a mint or better yet keep both for at least one more carp season.  All was going as planned til my dad expressed interest, so we worked it out, he threw me some cash, and it was Georgia bound. They say the best 2 days with boats are when you buy it and when you sell it. I will have to disagree in this case, at least I kept it in the family and have first dibs to buy it back at some point.

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/shropp/DSC_1064%20800x533_zpszsj5yqmg.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/shropp/media/DSC_1064%20800x533_zpszsj5yqmg.jpg.html)

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/shropp/DSC_1062%20800x533_zpsgsddan41.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/shropp/media/DSC_1062%20800x533_zpsgsddan41.jpg.html)

I was able to make one last trip before I sent her on her way.  Conditions were miserable with winds gusting 20+mph, found plenty of carp which wouldn't entertain our offerings. I had one hook up that headed straight to brush and bent my hook straight, cheers to WMT for connecting and putting the last of many slimes on this vessel

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/shropp/DSC_1032%20800x533_zpsjbpxjmgi.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/shropp/media/DSC_1032%20800x533_zpsjbpxjmgi.jpg.html)

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/shropp/DSC_1034%20800x532_zpsijqodibl.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/shropp/media/DSC_1034%20800x532_zpsijqodibl.jpg.html)

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/shropp/DSC_1041%20800x526_zpsweqmk50t.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/shropp/media/DSC_1041%20800x526_zpsweqmk50t.jpg.html)

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/shropp/DSC_1059%20800x533_zpssg0qqt1h.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/shropp/media/DSC_1059%20800x533_zpssg0qqt1h.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on April 14, 2015, 09:22:06 am
Nice. Well, except for the temporarily boatless part. And Weirdbeard.
Good snapper pic.  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on April 14, 2015, 09:40:33 am
Quote from: shropp on April 14, 2015, 08:46:44 am
The wife feels that there is no need for more than one boat, so we compromised and in order to get the new one, I agreed to sell the old one.  I did what anyone would do and priced it high as hell in hopes to either make a mint or better yet keep both for at least one more carp season.  All was going as planned til my dad expressed interest, so we worked it out, he threw me some cash, and it was Georgia bound. They say the best 2 days with boats are when you buy it and when you sell it. I will have to disagree in this case, at least I kept it in the family and have first dibs to buy it back at some point.

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/shropp/DSC_1064%20800x533_zpszsj5yqmg.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/shropp/media/DSC_1064%20800x533_zpszsj5yqmg.jpg.html)

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/shropp/DSC_1062%20800x533_zpsgsddan41.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/shropp/media/DSC_1062%20800x533_zpsgsddan41.jpg.html)

I was able to make one last trip before I sent her on her way.  Conditions were miserable with winds gusting 20+mph, found plenty of carp which wouldn't entertain our offerings. I had one hook up that headed straight to brush and bent my hook straight, cheers to WMT for connecting and putting the last of many slimes on this vessel

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/shropp/DSC_1032%20800x533_zpsjbpxjmgi.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/shropp/media/DSC_1032%20800x533_zpsjbpxjmgi.jpg.html)

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/shropp/DSC_1034%20800x532_zpsijqodibl.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/shropp/media/DSC_1034%20800x532_zpsijqodibl.jpg.html)

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/shropp/DSC_1041%20800x526_zpsweqmk50t.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/shropp/media/DSC_1041%20800x526_zpsweqmk50t.jpg.html)

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/shropp/DSC_1059%20800x533_zpssg0qqt1h.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/shropp/media/DSC_1059%20800x533_zpssg0qqt1h.jpg.html)


1) good stuff on the carp and pictures
2) what are you wanting to buy?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on April 14, 2015, 13:50:15 pm

Had planned to get up around five and chase gobblers this morning, but I was pretty tired and the radar showed nothing but green, which made the decision to pull the blankets back over my head that much easier. By 8 a.m. I was bored out of my mind and noticed a gap in the weather so I decided to hitch up the crawdad and hit the water for a bit before the next front moved in. 

This is not exactly a hidden lake, but not everyone has a key, and getting a boat in otherwise is pretty tricky.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2485_zps2uv2wums.jpg)

'course even if you have a key, your Kia probably ain't gonna make it back there anyway.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2486_zpskempyaay.jpg)

...

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2487_zpsfdcl5vsf.jpg)

Got launched and the day started out pretty good. Had a little topwater action, even if my focus was off.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2498_zpsblhhyp6g.jpg)

Some fish were caught.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2501_zpsembdiyg2.jpg)

Then things started to slow down a little, so I went deep with a big weighted zonker. The sun was out and the feed seemed to be off.
Then I felt the big thump.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2488_zps8uwt345b.jpg)

Holy sh*t!

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2497_zpsdp9dmoe8.jpg)

Was wishing I had someone else with me to take a picture. Best I could do quickly in order to get the big girl back in the water safe.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2495_zpso2ywsonp.jpg)

...better to have proof.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2490_zpsnm7ufr7b.jpg)

Then the rain came back in.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2504_zpsw2j3xooo.jpg)


So I got loaded back up.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2506_zpsr5rlcbzu.jpg)


And shut the gate behind me like nothing happened.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2510_zpsjafs66ij.jpg)

Mahalo.

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on April 14, 2015, 13:55:00 pm
 'c; Heck of a bass.  If it ever quits raining here I'll start hitting a few of the ponds around town. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: sanjuanwormhatch on April 14, 2015, 14:09:27 pm
hot damn
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on April 14, 2015, 14:39:08 pm
Mother fuckin JMiller. That crawdad has serious mojo
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on April 14, 2015, 14:46:27 pm
I hope you had the winch cable out while you were on that "ramp".  :o

Again, nice bass! 'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on April 14, 2015, 14:53:57 pm
It's been a good spring. Trying to enjoy the luck before my general ineptitude reveals itself yet again.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on April 14, 2015, 16:35:30 pm
I carted my 2 week old offspring to a small pond for his first official outing. There are some massive grass carp here....no such luck. Did get a fat ass bluegill though.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/14/2921de73f080a8e848bff24c5aa3894b.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/14/99b9ec38f97f6d005ae35336d767f378.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/14/903ec3e5d4cdb725e7e58065a13cd7f0.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/14/eaff061b7a0c8e75d45ac53b489f6f11.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: shropp on April 14, 2015, 17:06:34 pm
Quote from: Big J on April 14, 2015, 09:40:33 am


1) good stuff on the carp and pictures
2) what are you wanting to buy?


I got the replacement boat before I sold. Its a 21' southern skimmer skiff. Handles rough water pretty well, still can run skinny, tons of room and very stable

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/shropp/IMAG0370%20800x451_zpsmsftnqey.jpg) (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/shropp/media/IMAG0370%20800x451_zpsmsftnqey.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: ptfranze on April 14, 2015, 19:54:24 pm
Well played all around guys....thats a hell of a bass well done  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: overbrook on April 15, 2015, 07:35:25 am
J miller that's a hell of a nice bass but do you have hands like 3 times the size of chewbaccas?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on April 15, 2015, 09:34:10 am
Quote from: overbrook on April 15, 2015, 07:35:25 am
J miller that's a hell of a nice bass but do you have hands like 3 times the size of chewbaccas?


As I said, I wish I had better photos, and though I appreciate the thinly veiled implication that I'm a liar, here's what I've got. Ordinarily I wouldn't have taken this step, but Im thinking of having a replica done so I wanted to get some measurements. The carpeted floor piece is 24" wide, and the fish is pretty clearly a touch longer.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2495_zpso2ywsonp.jpg)

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/69F4CAE1-FFA3-4320-BFFA-8C39D3902E72_zpsadwdplsj.jpg)

Here's a chart for estimating LMB weight by length.

http://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/catchrelease/bass_length_weight.phtml (http://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/catchrelease/bass_length_weight.phtml)

Take it or leave it.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bullship on April 15, 2015, 11:52:11 am
Damn
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on April 15, 2015, 13:47:20 pm
Bru, that's a proper bass, not the shit stains I been getting into lately 'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: overbrook on April 15, 2015, 16:06:00 pm
Quote from: JMiller on April 15, 2015, 09:34:10 am
though I appreciate the thinly veiled implication that I'm a liar, here's what I've got.


Since we don't know each other, let me tell you that if I had wanted to call you a liar I would have come right out and called you a liar.....I don't candy coat a fucking thing.
With that said....I'm not questioning the size of the fish....I'm just awestruck at the size of your obnoxiously huge appendages. Seriously....I know JFey...so I understand the possibilities....  I mean have you ever seen his damn mitts? He is jerking off with softball gloves for hands. He can palm a 2 pound bluegill and make it look like its 3 inches. I'm just trying to figure this crap out because I'm 6'6" and apparently I have girlie hands and while I'll be the first to admit to having a small dick the hand thing really seems to trouble me, so, help me get to the bottom of this shit....do you guys rub penis cream on your hands? Is it a genetic defect? Did you juggle radioactive fuel rods when you were a kid? Seriously what's the story behind the gigantic ball scratchers you guys are carrying around?

Oh and if my teasing you about the size of your hands hurts your feelings tough shit! I made fun of Little Cherokee's tiny little dick beaters until he welled up with tears and it didn't bother me in the slightest....in fact I really wanted to kick him in the balls for being such a pussy about it.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on April 15, 2015, 16:09:59 pm
Quote from: overbrook on April 15, 2015, 16:06:00 pm
Quote from: JMiller on April 15, 2015, 09:34:10 am
though I appreciate the thinly veiled implication that I'm a liar, here's what I've got.


Since we don't know each other, let me tell you that if I had wanted to call you a liar I would have come right out and called you a liar.....I don't candy coat a fucking thing.
With that said....I'm not questioning the size of the fish....I'm just awestruck at the size of your obnoxiously huge appendages. Seriously....I know JFey...so I understand the possibilities....  I mean have you ever seen his damn mitts? He is jerking off with softball gloves for hands. He can palm a 2 pound bluegill and make it look like its 3 inches. I'm just trying to figure this crap out because I'm 6'6" and apparently I have girlie hands and while I'll be the first to admit to having a small dick the hand thing really seems to trouble me, so, help me get to the bottom of this shit....do you guys rub penis cream on your hands? Is it a genetic defect? Did you juggle radioactive fuel rods when you were a kid? Seriously what's the story behind the gigantic ball scratchers you guys are carrying around?

Oh and if my teasing you about the size of your hands hurts your feelings tough shit! I made fun of Little Cherokee's tiny little dick beaters until he welled up with tears and it didn't bother me in the slightest....in fact I really wanted to kick him in the balls for being such a pussy about it.


Yes. I have big hands. NFL prototype WR hands. Make fun of them all you want.
Just leave my fish out of it. Sorry for the confusion.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on April 15, 2015, 16:14:20 pm
I have tiny little hands.  Those 12 inch looking brook trout are really 6 inches.  Been fooling everyone for years.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: overbrook on April 15, 2015, 16:18:09 pm
Quote from: JMiller on April 15, 2015, 16:09:59 pm
Make fun of them all you want.



Oh I will....trust me.

I have an obsession with the size of other peoples hands. :laugh:
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on April 15, 2015, 17:53:12 pm
Spicy motherfuckers in this thread
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Stone-Man on April 18, 2015, 14:41:47 pm
Damn, Tom

Does this mean that we are'nt shaking hands anymore   ?????  :o

Stone-Man Back to Cave Now
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: overbrook on April 18, 2015, 18:58:00 pm
Quote from: Stone-Man on April 18, 2015, 14:41:47 pm
Damn, Tom

Does this mean that we are'nt shaking hands anymore   ?????  :o

Stone-Man Back to Cave Now


I don't make fun of your hands cause your a big ass sasquatch lookin' fucker and they match your body.....plus you could crush my skinny ass with your thumb.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Stone-Man on April 19, 2015, 10:05:25 am
Badin Lake ,N.C.

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk257/stone-man2141/041%20480x360_zpsgjz6pmom.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/stone-man2141/media/041%20480x360_zpsgjz6pmom.jpg.html)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk257/stone-man2141/042%20480x360_zpsbv56y4sy.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/stone-man2141/media/042%20480x360_zpsbv56y4sy.jpg.html)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk257/stone-man2141/045%20480x360_zps4zckjvdy.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/stone-man2141/media/045%20480x360_zps4zckjvdy.jpg.html)

Yuppie Prick Beer

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk257/stone-man2141/046%20480x360_zpsl7fokxmq.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/stone-man2141/media/046%20480x360_zpsl7fokxmq.jpg.html)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk257/stone-man2141/047%20480x360_zpsnractgao.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/stone-man2141/media/047%20480x360_zpsnractgao.jpg.html)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk257/stone-man2141/048%20480x360_zpsarjh9bdy.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/stone-man2141/media/048%20480x360_zpsarjh9bdy.jpg.html)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk257/stone-man2141/049%20480x360_zpsvtfi83b6.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/stone-man2141/media/049%20480x360_zpsvtfi83b6.jpg.html)

More Yuppie-ass trendy Beer

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk257/stone-man2141/050%20480x360_zpstplnkaah.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/stone-man2141/media/050%20480x360_zpstplnkaah.jpg.html)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk257/stone-man2141/040%20480x360_zpsuak8j5pt.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/stone-man2141/media/040%20480x360_zpsuak8j5pt.jpg.html)

  JT
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on April 19, 2015, 12:40:49 pm
My wife would cut my nuts off if I suggested she'd eat another bluegill.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on April 19, 2015, 12:54:03 pm

Quote from: Phallus in Wonderland on April 19, 2015, 12:40:49 pm
My wife would cut my nuts off if I suggested she'd eat another bluegill.


She dislikes it? Or has had more than her fill?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on April 19, 2015, 13:00:45 pm
Both.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on April 19, 2015, 13:17:36 pm
Damn. I love that shit.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: overbrook on April 19, 2015, 17:43:43 pm
Quote from: Stone-Man on April 19, 2015, 10:05:25 am


(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk257/stone-man2141/041%20480x360_zpsgjz6pmom.jpg) (http://s282.photobucket.com/user/stone-man2141/media/041%20480x360_zpsgjz6pmom.jpg.html)




I rest my case
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: flatlander on April 19, 2015, 18:13:46 pm
Damn, JT.  Did you come down off that mountain into our neck of the woods?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on April 19, 2015, 20:14:27 pm
With the threat of a thunderstorm this afternoon, I decided to just hit the family pond. (http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/IMG_20150419_172120_zpsns8emyde.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/IMG_20150419_172120_zpsns8emyde.jpg.html)
This cat was the most aggressive I've seen. It created a wake as it chased the streamer down. Surprisingly, after the vicious take it was pretty lazy once hooked.
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/IMG_20150419_1611502752_zpsfkxdtkql.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/IMG_20150419_1611502752_zpsfkxdtkql.jpg.html)
Had someone waiting in the boat.
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/IMG_20150419_1745377212_zpsfghtoigo.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/IMG_20150419_1745377212_zpsfghtoigo.jpg.html)(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/IMG_20150419_1745451592_zpsioygaic8.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/IMG_20150419_1745451592_zpsioygaic8.jpg.html)
Small bass here and there to keep me fighting the wind.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on April 19, 2015, 20:25:12 pm
Bmadd, catfish on a fly rod are fun.  I've caught them on white wooly buggers in my parent's lake.  I tend to not target them though and just go after the bass and bluegill. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Stone-Man on April 19, 2015, 21:14:31 pm
Flat,

  Yeah. Several of us come down to Badin each year and rent a house for 5 days when we hope the bream will be on the bed. The gills were not on the bed , but they all were up shallow thinking about it. And we got lucky because some crappie were still shallow.
I actually caught 6-8 largemouth also,but they were all dinks. I usually catch a few quality bass  by mistake,but it just did not happen.
All of my fish were caught on a Bully Bluegill Bug.

I thought that BenBen would like the Yuppie Prick Beer since he is from Asheville.   Mebbe ' JFey will like it since he has gone Yupp on us  :o

  JT
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on April 20, 2015, 09:41:37 am
Ben - my dad's pond is being overtaken by the catfish. Usually you'll have at least one following you around the bank as you fish waiting for food. They are like sharks. I've caught some in the past with a scud pattern I use for bluegill and they are a lot of fun on a 3 or 4 wt. This one yesterday though was a little lazy. Take was amazing and then he only had one good run after I set the hook and one half assed run after I got him right up to the bank. Maybe the 8 wt was too much for him.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on April 20, 2015, 10:11:31 am
Nice.

Catfish are funny like that.
You know hooking into a bass or a carp what you're going to get, it's pretty consistent.  A catfish? One may be a fighter and the next one not. 
One might hit a fly, the next one only eats chicken livers.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on April 20, 2015, 11:45:59 am
You jammy bastard!
BRAYden, hook us up an invite. Gars are not active yet. It doesn't help that we got flooded last night either b';
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on April 20, 2015, 13:38:39 pm
Quote from: bmadd on April 20, 2015, 09:41:37 am
Ben - my dad's pond is being overtaken by the catfish. Usually you'll have at least one following you around the bank as you fish waiting for food. They are like sharks. I've caught some in the past with a scud pattern I use for bluegill and they are a lot of fun on a 3 or 4 wt. This one yesterday though was a little lazy. Take was amazing and then he only had one good run after I set the hook and one half assed run after I got him right up to the bank. Maybe the 8 wt was too much for him.


My dad keeps a few catfish he catches so it keeps the population down.  At one time though they were like that in his lake too. 

I've caught them on a 5 wt and even that was fun. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on April 20, 2015, 16:20:21 pm
QuoteMebbe ' JFey will like it since he has gone Yupp on us


Ha!   I like the "beer" that comes out of E Tenn better than anything you can find in a store.   
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on April 21, 2015, 05:13:30 am
Quote from: troutfanatic on April 20, 2015, 22:47:28 pm
Spring is here. The turkeys are getting laid and so are the bass. This coulda been a double header...

somewhere out there is a turkey.
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f150/troutfanatic/IMG_0730_zpsgh7bmak8.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/troutfanatic/media/IMG_0730_zpsgh7bmak8.jpg.html)
But I damn sure didn't shoot it.

Nevertheless Al was generous enough to get me and a few of my coworkers on a vet's hunt this weekend.
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f150/troutfanatic/Caldwell1_zpsz0gnfsj2.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/troutfanatic/media/Caldwell1_zpsz0gnfsj2.jpg.html)

My buddy Joe (in the middle, the other dude is Joe too) shot a young Jake. We didn't bust his balls much. It was his first bird and we didn't shoot shit.
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f150/troutfanatic/IMG_0732_zpspfbarjfo.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/troutfanatic/media/IMG_0732_zpspfbarjfo.jpg.html)

In the end, I didn't care that I didn't shoot a bird. These people that host these events are awesome and it's a great small community. That was proven when one of the locals took a few of us to fish some local farm ponds.

Bream were grabbing the girdle bugs like it was crack.
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f150/troutfanatic/DSCN0941_zpserrkesdi.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/troutfanatic/media/DSCN0941_zpserrkesdi.jpg.html)

Started throwing da clowsah in hopes of bigger stuff but pune bubbas were guarding the beds.
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f150/troutfanatic/DSCN0942_zps3im2annq.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/troutfanatic/media/DSCN0942_zps3im2annq.jpg.html)

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f150/troutfanatic/DSCN0943_zps1vln6rvh.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/troutfanatic/media/DSCN0943_zps1vln6rvh.jpg.html)

decided to switch back to the four weight and get some more pan-sized pan fish.
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f150/troutfanatic/DSCN0945_zpsfpz3hzca.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/troutfanatic/media/DSCN0945_zpsfpz3hzca.jpg.html)

I guess bubba wanted some girdle action too.
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f150/troutfanatic/DSCN0944_zpshn55it73.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/troutfanatic/media/DSCN0944_zpshn55it73.jpg.html)

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f150/troutfanatic/DSCN0949_zps0xarhytg.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/troutfanatic/media/DSCN0949_zps0xarhytg.jpg.html)

No monsters, the best were probably 2 pounds but it seemed like I was in triple digits within 3 hours. Every cast was another fish.
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f150/troutfanatic/DSCN0953_zpsr9xqlatv.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/troutfanatic/media/DSCN0953_zpsr9xqlatv.jpg.html)

I wonder if this guy will rent me this place?
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f150/troutfanatic/Cabin_zps2dq7ndu3.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/troutfanatic/media/Cabin_zps2dq7ndu3.jpg.html)

bad acorns?
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f150/troutfanatic/DSCN0955_zpswplm1ilr.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/troutfanatic/media/DSCN0955_zpswplm1ilr.jpg.html)

salute!
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f150/troutfanatic/IMG_0700_zps5qnypqgv.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/troutfanatic/media/IMG_0700_zps5qnypqgv.jpg.html)

thanks Al.


Striper time bitches
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on April 21, 2015, 06:47:42 am
Good work on the stripers Dave. Many stripers move in this weekend or is it still pretty sparse? Should really be in this week.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on April 21, 2015, 06:58:42 am
Hey J...they be in there pretty thick...smaller males right now,but larger females on there way now /'/
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Stone-Man on April 21, 2015, 10:45:33 am
Brian,
Nice trip stuff.  'c;
Good bluegill for sure.  Smoke them with the turkey. Just put the gills on about 2 hours after you start the bird

  JT
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on April 21, 2015, 11:27:50 am
Traatfanatic, those LMBs look like ethiopian walleye. Ugly as fuck. You need to come by the ranch. They are up in heah.
Ole DG got the right idear. Strippers. Well played Drifts.
You ever fish NC for 'em?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on April 21, 2015, 12:33:52 pm
Quote from: troutfanatic on April 21, 2015, 12:27:31 pm
and I don't want to step in horseshit.

I'm not talking about fishing teh pond. I be talking about them thunderous churches churkens. They are thick in Loserburg.
Fuck bass. That carp in Cary gon git it. -+;
Or you could drive up and we could smack those huge redhorses up side the head with scuds on that river by the mill (which I now have permission to feesh)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on April 21, 2015, 12:45:46 pm
You needs a bote. I am too fucking busy right now to fiberglass patch that jon boat. The engine runs fine. Then again, I am not lookin to escape death like Waimea Bay closing out and get annihilated on a river of Jesus. Theres a lot of water flowing on CF.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on April 21, 2015, 13:11:23 pm
Quote from: troutfanatic on April 21, 2015, 12:48:40 pm
I gots a boat.

A kiddie pool? Show these fine folks what a bunch of ingenious fucks you came upon a few weeks back at Lake Rimjob :laugh:
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: TheYiman on April 21, 2015, 16:32:32 pm
Last week an old friend stopped by middle Tennessee in his shoulder season squeezed in the middle of his winter gig at a ski resort and his summer work between the oars to spend a little time in the bow on some new waters.  Our plan was to Musky fish the first couple days and Smallmouth fish the last two days of the trip.  We ended up dodging rains and looking at gauges A LOT to find some fish-able water.  Two days on the Plateau chasing Muskies produced one follow that I didn't even see. 

Day one - an inch of rain fell throughout the day.  The river started as a clearish green color, perfect for chasing dragons; it ended with dirty, mucky, stained water that by the next morning looked like coffee with about 3 creamers in it.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20008_zpsagdx1lib.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20008_zpsagdx1lib.jpg.html)

(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20013_zpsx4brf0m3.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20013_zpsx4brf0m3.jpg.html)

I knew of an overhang we could get under to get out of the rain for lunch.  We ended up hanging out under this cliff for two hours.  My buddy always packs a great lunch.  My grandmother would say our plates lacked color, but I don't care - fresh turkey sammies, potato salad, and tasty pickles works for me.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20017_zpsd9tn6cju.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20017_zpsd9tn6cju.jpg.html)

That spring was barely a trickle before our two hour break - yup, we watched as the river slowly began to blow...
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20024_zpshwopdg8p.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20024_zpshwopdg8p.jpg.html)

We studied gauges all evening and early the next morning.  Most gauges within a few hour drive were headed straight up.  One drainage that was only a couple hours from us appeared to not have received as much water and the gauge only showed a slight bump up, not an arrow pointed towards the sky.  We grabbed some tasty gas station breakfast and made the run to find clear water.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20038_zpsnerlbttr.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20038_zpsnerlbttr.jpg.html)

(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20040_zpsufygf2gg.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20040_zpsufygf2gg.jpg.html)

We floated a "new to all of us" river.  No muskies were moved, but we found some cool places and some beautiful water.  It turned out to be a really long day.  We made it back to Nashville long after midnight.  Luckily my wife is cool and understands sometimes we just don't get off the river by dark.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20047_zpssrzhyiyx.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20047_zpssrzhyiyx.jpg.html)

(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20046_zpsjoi3y7xh.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20046_zpsjoi3y7xh.jpg.html)

(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20058_zpsnvsctncd.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20058_zpsnvsctncd.jpg.html)

After two huge floats and two really difficult takeouts, we decided not to float day three.  We slept late, had a lunch at a neighborhood eatery, and stopped by FlySouth on our way to wade a local Smallie creek.  FlySouth has one of the best tying rooms I have ever seen.  My friend easily spent way too much money in there. 

Local streams were swollen, cold, and off color - not good for early season Smallies.  I did manage to land my first bronze of the season, but it was only a 8" dink.  The only other fish of the day would come on the last cast.  I pulled a lazy bucketmouth out of the mouth of a small spring that dumped into the main creek.  Cool fish for this creek as it is mainly Smallies.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-04/D506D6A0-3522-4AD8-96D2-01660426D18E_zpsfjlepwvz.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-04/D506D6A0-3522-4AD8-96D2-01660426D18E_zpsfjlepwvz.jpg.html)

Day 4 - my back pocket.  I really wanted to put my friend on good numbers of fish.  I had some local knowledge in my back pocket that I pulled out on the last day of the trip.  The Stripe run around these parts in April.  My friend had never targeted White Bass before.  Cool, the chance of a new species.  We floated a local river that is known to have a good run.  They were there and they were thick.  We met up with a friend who lives nearby.  He was kind enough to give us a pull to the fish.  Sweet Pea ain't the fastest canoe.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20064_zps24ziex3r.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20064_zps24ziex3r.jpg.html)

We fished the same pink clouser all day.  That fly was beat to shit by the end of the float.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20075_zpsquoyjy0e.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20075_zpsquoyjy0e.jpg.html)

(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20079_zpsegrcjuaa.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20079_zpsegrcjuaa.jpg.html)

New species #2 - Yellow Bass
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/9b2e350f-6950-4040-8d65-77faf59ed9be_zps9wwufyys.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/9b2e350f-6950-4040-8d65-77faf59ed9be_zps9wwufyys.jpg.html)

(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20082_zpsxjfe4xc6.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20082_zpsxjfe4xc6.jpg.html)

Hooked up, something big.  I thought it was a catfish with the way this fish was glued to the bottom. 
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20084_zpsopuvxosz.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20084_zpsopuvxosz.jpg.html)

Nope, new species of the #3 - Striped/White Hybrid.  Citation, too!
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20086_zpsngtroupl.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20086_zpsngtroupl.jpg.html)

See ya
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20090_zpszvqufqcl.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20090_zpszvqufqcl.jpg.html)

The Fish Hawk
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/OwenVisit%20091_zpsspfjfjx0.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/OwenVisit%20091_zpsspfjfjx0.jpg.html)

We picked up a few more Stripe but after a fish like that the trip seemed complete.  My alarm clock at 0600 sounded way too early the last day.  I headed to work at the hospital and my friend headed back to NC to report to work on the river.  The planning for our Fall outing has not begun.  About July we will start to think of Fall Musky again and talk of our October outing will begin. 

Here's to the rest of Spring.  Hardly Strictly Musky is next weekend.  Can't wait!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: sanjuanwormhatch on April 21, 2015, 16:57:22 pm
It must've been the tye die shirt.    <-;:
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on April 21, 2015, 17:30:00 pm
Damn, Yiman, DAMN :o
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on April 21, 2015, 18:43:05 pm
I wanna catch a hybrid.  I hope it breaks my fucking rod when I do.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on April 21, 2015, 19:44:32 pm
tight bd;0

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPfxMIhEUrQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPfxMIhEUrQ#)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on April 21, 2015, 20:51:14 pm
 y;
Seriously.
y;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on April 21, 2015, 21:11:55 pm
Bad ass
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on April 21, 2015, 21:27:13 pm
Good fishing Yiman.

Looking forward to HSM  d:b
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on April 22, 2015, 08:13:29 am
That was a good smorgasbord of trips Yiman  /'/
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on April 22, 2015, 10:45:28 am
Helluva trip Yiman.   
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: flyak on April 22, 2015, 21:31:35 pm
Had to look up a yellow bass. I thought maybe one of you pissed on a white bass to trick us.

Nice hybrid! Shoulders!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on April 23, 2015, 16:38:29 pm
effin A, that was tight!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on April 23, 2015, 16:52:01 pm
Sounds like a fuckin' blast.....what more could you ask for? Especially with the shitty weather.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: TheYiman on April 23, 2015, 21:58:27 pm
Thank y'all much!   V:;

I've been slowly working on this run over the last 3 seasons.  Getting to know it better every year. 

I am getting my gear ready for the Musky shindig.  Anybody on here fishing it?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on April 24, 2015, 09:19:11 am
Quote from: TheYiman on April 23, 2015, 21:58:27 pm
Thank y'all much!   V:;

I've been slowly working on this run over the last 3 seasons.  Getting to know it better every year. 

I am getting my gear ready for the Musky shindig.  Anybody on here fishing it?


I'll be down there fishing Thursday before the whole place gets flogged to hell, weather permitting.
Got an open seat in the crawdad if anyone's interested.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: themidge on May 01, 2015, 07:58:20 am
Nothing here to brag about one bit, but wanted to share a quick video I made using my GoPro skillz. Please tear me apart.

https://vimeo.com/126334462
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on May 02, 2015, 09:16:13 am


No fly fishing here. My oldest boy Rex (3) got a new Spiderman pole and was more than ready to get out on the lake to catch a fish. Any fish.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2630_zpso49ydrsi.jpg)

Fish on. Look at that focus, intensity.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2636_zpseoxso3ho.jpg)

First bass!

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2631_zps8chvmrro.jpg)

Ok, that was cool, but seriously those spines are sharp, get this thing off my line.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2644_zpsfenn5cam.jpg)

I don't know anything about parenting, but some days I think I do ok.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2651_zpsqbtg34bc.jpg)


Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on May 04, 2015, 06:03:44 am
Good job, Dad.  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on May 04, 2015, 12:26:41 pm


Nice work Jmiller.

Hit the pond on my lunch break, popper action was hot with the bass. First bass of the year.

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/E0F3CC42-637F-48B5-A867-9FFB8A1135FE_zpsdbyntna8.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/E0F3CC42-637F-48B5-A867-9FFB8A1135FE_zpsdbyntna8.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/8076225C-C22C-48EA-B194-29E45BDD5F2A_zps1hea8uim.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/8076225C-C22C-48EA-B194-29E45BDD5F2A_zps1hea8uim.jpg.html)

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on May 04, 2015, 15:08:34 pm
I had 20 mins to kill on Sunday so I stopped at the nearest pond.  This is a good reminder why I keep and old flyrod and a few flies in he car

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/04/c2499204d58eb6ca0e34a458f008c303.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/04/278d571c9ca920eecc4f9c5a51eb8ffc.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on May 04, 2015, 16:29:25 pm
JFey, that first fish looks to have a rather small mouth. Photo or was it as unusual as it looks?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on May 04, 2015, 20:14:14 pm

Quote from: bmadd on May 04, 2015, 16:29:25 pm
JFey, that first fish looks to have a rather small mouth. Photo or was it as unusual as it looks?


http://youtu.be/jVDN8yR3ig0
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: overbrook on May 04, 2015, 20:22:55 pm
Its those enormous mitts....they make everything look odd.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on May 04, 2015, 20:32:58 pm
Quote from: overbrook on May 04, 2015, 20:22:55 pm
Its those enormous mitts....they make everything look odd.


^This.^ Make a ten pounder look like a bluegill. It's a gift. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on May 04, 2015, 21:19:37 pm
I noticed that also.  Likely has to do with the cesspool of a pond I was fishing that day.   I have very limited options for a quick fishing fix.   
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on May 04, 2015, 21:53:58 pm
Was supposed to go to Weldon Friday and Saturday, but had to work last minute. Which worked out well due to rain all day Friday. Decided to head up Sunday and stay through Monday. Due to a hangover me and the blue ninja got a late start on Sunday which was fine cause the fish were not biting Sunday, total 5 fish. Today started off the same 1 fish before 11am. I made a tactic change and it was game on! I suspect we caught 40 in 2 hours. Unfortunately the whole armada on the river took note in what I was doing and proceeded to rape my spot. But we showed them how it was done, loved the head shaking of others every time we hooked up. The catching slowed down a bit once the shocking boat zapped up all the fish and scattered them. But we still caught more. They did shock up a 50lber

First fish of the trip
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/jtdriver/20150503_161150_zpsvgsawuh7.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/jtdriver/media/20150503_161150_zpsvgsawuh7.jpg.html)


Blue Ninja strikes again!
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/jtdriver/20150504_114210_zpsndgx6tnv.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/jtdriver/media/20150504_114210_zpsndgx6tnv.jpg.html)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/jtdriver/20150504_115115_zpsypcawaik.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/jtdriver/media/20150504_115115_zpsypcawaik.jpg.html)

One of many doubles
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/jtdriver/20150504_123815_zps8cifbhs1.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/jtdriver/media/20150504_123815_zps8cifbhs1.jpg.html)

Probably the best fish of the trip
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/jtdriver/20150504_115303_zps1utbcevk.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/jtdriver/media/20150504_115303_zps1utbcevk.jpg.html)


Mike, was that you on that bass boat with two other bait soakers on Sunday?



Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on May 04, 2015, 22:12:46 pm
Yep. Wearing my black tarpune t-shirt. Got to be the oddball flyfish geek. They got a 27" on a fucking bass minner. I worked that 350 good. No bueno. Fuck em. I return on Sunday. Gon smack dat stripper azz breh!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: ptfranze on May 05, 2015, 09:59:54 am

Hit the striper run for the first time with Jason Sunday afternoon and then on Monday.  Sunday we got on the water about 4 after taking our time leaving, but not a lot was caught.  I managed one in the first 20 minutes then nothing by the time we got off the water at 9.  Jason managed 4, was a pretty slow day.  Hit the water early Monday to another slow start 1 fish before 11.  Rode all around the river looking and couldn't find the fish.  Finally found them around 11 and it was on, for Jason.  Jason caught 10 before I caught  my first, we realized I was going too deep as I was snagging the bottom while he was catching fish.  Made the adjustment and it was on.  We got in 3 drifts before everyone on the river moved in on top of us, but we still managed fish along with dirty looked from those not catching.  Ended up with a few doubles and a good number of fish.  Had a great time and we ended the day with a double. 

First fish of Sunday

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/D8544824-EF7E-4245-A29A-2BBC74B4B775_zpsdbgypmaj.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/D8544824-EF7E-4245-A29A-2BBC74B4B775_zpsdbgypmaj.jpg.html)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/4354F1C2-25B7-4288-A379-28289BC68607_zpsudzlbf99.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/4354F1C2-25B7-4288-A379-28289BC68607_zpsudzlbf99.jpg.html)

Jason pulling them in

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/9E748BE2-D0F7-4B99-B814-77C4D156B430_zpsxofqckst.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/9E748BE2-D0F7-4B99-B814-77C4D156B430_zpsxofqckst.jpg.html)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/3ED26BC2-5323-457D-81E2-747FC21B2100_zpszt0sqvph.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/3ED26BC2-5323-457D-81E2-747FC21B2100_zpszt0sqvph.jpg.html)

Bad pic of the moon coming up on the river (sorry all cell phone pics)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/7D5B5087-B69C-48A7-BCA4-C69C31384A85_zpsienqw9tr.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/7D5B5087-B69C-48A7-BCA4-C69C31384A85_zpsienqw9tr.jpg.html)

Early start to Monday

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/F483129E-2BB1-4D91-ADA3-29883FE7BED9_zps4oxgl4sf.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/F483129E-2BB1-4D91-ADA3-29883FE7BED9_zps4oxgl4sf.jpg.html)

Came to an empty lot, but surprised by the number on the water later in the day

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/9B1DDF54-7CDB-4273-8DF7-D4F0B365E242_zpsdai6iiq7.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/9B1DDF54-7CDB-4273-8DF7-D4F0B365E242_zpsdai6iiq7.jpg.html)

Pretty day

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/684488C9-C07B-4780-B805-280C22102B8F_zps2hcwgpsq.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/684488C9-C07B-4780-B805-280C22102B8F_zps2hcwgpsq.jpg.html)

Slow start to the morning

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/088EAA4F-25DF-468E-9D17-700AA46A44EE_zpsakxwudbt.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/088EAA4F-25DF-468E-9D17-700AA46A44EE_zpsakxwudbt.jpg.html)

Only fish between 6 and 11

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/CCFD6835-759A-4DF9-B966-3930F910C1C8_zpsxu2axyqr.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/CCFD6835-759A-4DF9-B966-3930F910C1C8_zpsxu2axyqr.jpg.html)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/06E94A8E-194F-4E51-975D-8B6A5FEFEA09_zpsxz4f4yrs.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/06E94A8E-194F-4E51-975D-8B6A5FEFEA09_zpsxz4f4yrs.jpg.html)

Finally found the fish, jason tying to keep it hidden

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/D90F808D-2360-4A0D-A7BB-982C30A65AB0_zpsdgif9jfd.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/D90F808D-2360-4A0D-A7BB-982C30A65AB0_zpsdgif9jfd.jpg.html)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/A098F2F7-6BDD-4EFB-8760-7E01167CA7F3_zpsahg1skbh.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/A098F2F7-6BDD-4EFB-8760-7E01167CA7F3_zpsahg1skbh.jpg.html)

Broke out my new blue ninja suit, but it paid off didn't get sunburnt- impressive for a ginger

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/4D0AAE09-1419-4E31-AF9F-9F34A8C5351B_zpsatdtbtma.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/4D0AAE09-1419-4E31-AF9F-9F34A8C5351B_zpsatdtbtma.jpg.html)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/0DDE4B46-8D68-4A2C-BD09-7ED66055AD7D_zpst252e4hh.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/0DDE4B46-8D68-4A2C-BD09-7ED66055AD7D_zpst252e4hh.jpg.html)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/7FCAA908-FD45-4B78-9CAA-8B2EAEB693AA_zpsygfbbrhv.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/7FCAA908-FD45-4B78-9CAA-8B2EAEB693AA_zpsygfbbrhv.jpg.html)

The spot taken over by everyone

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(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/8CE841E0-0F04-4EEF-8AB7-9065E9E2F7D5_zpsmahahigg.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/8CE841E0-0F04-4EEF-8AB7-9065E9E2F7D5_zpsmahahigg.jpg.html)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/AF94313B-B3E7-48E4-9B88-06E3D98284E4_zps3le79a9h.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/AF94313B-B3E7-48E4-9B88-06E3D98284E4_zps3le79a9h.jpg.html)

Double
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/F7C72558-8CCC-486A-BD51-5E15D9233265_zpswtm9fld7.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/F7C72558-8CCC-486A-BD51-5E15D9233265_zpswtm9fld7.jpg.html)

Nice Bend in the rod

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/3F6DF387-22A1-40D0-8B5F-8BAFCCD6F107_zpsnsinizxk.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/3F6DF387-22A1-40D0-8B5F-8BAFCCD6F107_zpsnsinizxk.jpg.html)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/5F3648F2-B38D-41C6-AEE9-9F166954ED73_zps5wshorpj.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/5F3648F2-B38D-41C6-AEE9-9F166954ED73_zps5wshorpj.jpg.html)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/DADC4739-C6B9-42B4-8C8D-E749D4512DD8_zpsmgx9snc0.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/DADC4739-C6B9-42B4-8C8D-E749D4512DD8_zpsmgx9snc0.jpg.html)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/B9B47C8C-2BDF-4C8D-B0A3-E824E063428A_zpsxv69kh4m.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/B9B47C8C-2BDF-4C8D-B0A3-E824E063428A_zpsxv69kh4m.jpg.html)

The Double up that we ended on

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/ptfranze/63423A7D-E0E9-42DE-9FDC-8C690DBD3590_zps9hp9girq.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/ptfranze/media/63423A7D-E0E9-42DE-9FDC-8C690DBD3590_zps9hp9girq.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on May 05, 2015, 10:10:46 am
Hell yea.   Blue Ninja and Driver for the win.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Grannyknot on May 05, 2015, 15:07:49 pm
Damn driver, is that center console boat yours?
& would you like to pull it to Knoxville any time soon?
your pal, cody
:D
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on May 05, 2015, 16:30:25 pm
Yes but can't pull it over the mountains until I get a new truck. With the V6 I have now, I can almost certainly say that I wouldn't make it up Black Mountain.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on May 05, 2015, 19:22:44 pm
I sorely regret not spending more time on this river when I lived just over an hour away from it.  Not only does this river have nice linesides, it also has a fair amount of nice largemouth.  Doing the downriver float is awesome during the 2500 cfs Summer rec release.  Great place to go when thunderstorms blow out the free flowers.

Nice work fellas. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: flyak on May 05, 2015, 23:11:11 pm
Nice set up and good fishin'! Wish I had something like that to go after them so I didn't have a numb kayak ass from sitting all morning!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on May 06, 2015, 12:53:28 pm

Pond action still heating up.

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/1712FFE7-2CF1-471F-8A79-A6D4CAA13FBE_zpsjr8qnbsf.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/1712FFE7-2CF1-471F-8A79-A6D4CAA13FBE_zpsjr8qnbsf.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/D2200BDA-B218-4E35-873A-A112C57B1DB4_zpsjv9dvgxq.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/D2200BDA-B218-4E35-873A-A112C57B1DB4_zpsjv9dvgxq.jpg.html)

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on May 06, 2015, 13:10:52 pm
Shit, Jacob.

Shit, Driver.

Shit, shit, shit.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on May 06, 2015, 13:19:16 pm
Headed out during lunch to the nearest "pristine"stream. The hike in was scenic
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/06/c71b0b42aa40b25233b241b5e69f70cc.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/06/57ba372e0b5b95ec1e863a24db1e2f22.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/06/8e064368c88b6ffa7fe144c52742fbc7.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/06/41b95e399534e14699639c0ed63e7a06.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/06/6ffc9b3cc76b5d9503e382a38b657e27.jpg)

The fish were better looking
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/06/a3649b306d86fd34427dc1e607b07828.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/06/d074b0a498adaa012e52f409b0dfaf1a.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/06/5346eb94d54a63d9c21c864e5fd3a61d.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/06/a8952829b8c9ebebea035f0b74e9e6de.jpg)

Culvert in action
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/06/0524991acbe1022c6604b964942a96d0.jpg)

Found a new spot to stand
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/06/ad433a8b5b7cccf84e20245081f07af3.jpg)

I made a good choice

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/06/f4a0ad07dc87b3d41dd7efcb3862bafd.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on May 06, 2015, 13:39:14 pm
Your pics took me back to my days in Georgia when I'd hit a little creek like that.  Thanks Jfey.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: sanjuanwormhatch on May 06, 2015, 13:56:04 pm
Ahhh.  Nature.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on May 06, 2015, 19:46:56 pm
I like it Jeff.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Aka on May 06, 2015, 21:16:23 pm
Beautiful scenery. It reminds me of fishing the mighty Santa Ana in Los Angeles. Probably less hypodermic needle's and rusty razor blades on the bank where you were.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: overbrook on May 08, 2015, 01:08:05 am
Quote from: Big J on May 06, 2015, 12:53:28 pm


Pond action still heating up.

Nice...I had a similar morning, caught well over a dozen fish in 30 minutes until I lost my only fly to a stump and called it quits.

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/1712FFE7-2CF1-471F-8A79-A6D4CAA13FBE_zpsjr8qnbsf.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/1712FFE7-2CF1-471F-8A79-A6D4CAA13FBE_zpsjr8qnbsf.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/D2200BDA-B218-4E35-873A-A112C57B1DB4_zpsjv9dvgxq.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/D2200BDA-B218-4E35-873A-A112C57B1DB4_zpsjv9dvgxq.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on May 11, 2015, 20:55:57 pm
Overbrook's poppers are thee shiznit!
I have been wearing these bastards out solid.
No exception, today, I head over to the warm water and was stoked I did /'/
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/P5064896_zpsekha5kwj.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/P5064896_zpsekha5kwj.jpg.html)
Was thirsty as hell
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/P5115009_zpsrkuanyzn.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/P5115009_zpsrkuanyzn.jpg.html)
So were the Appaloosa's
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/P5115010_zps69bzncuq.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/P5115010_zps69bzncuq.jpg.html)
Grazing time for the ponies
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/Mikes%20biggun_zpsoemgri1w.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/Mikes%20biggun_zpsoemgri1w.jpg.html)
And also for this fattie boom boom
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/P5064905_zpsawh8kurs.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/P5064905_zpsawh8kurs.jpg.html)
I bid you blokes a good night
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Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on May 11, 2015, 21:00:28 pm
Shizzam Mike!  Domestication has its privileges.   'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on May 11, 2015, 21:08:03 pm
Toad
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on May 11, 2015, 21:22:05 pm
Nice bucketmouth dude. I like the Fosters just as good.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Aka on May 11, 2015, 22:26:46 pm
Quote from: wademaster on May 11, 2015, 21:22:05 pm
Nice bucketmouth dude. I like the Fosters just as good.


Fosters, Australian for piss.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on May 11, 2015, 23:33:30 pm
Invitation to West Tn revoked. Nice fish Mike!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on May 12, 2015, 06:19:26 am
Damnation
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on May 12, 2015, 07:43:26 am
Beastly. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: ptfranze on May 12, 2015, 09:30:58 am
Gotta love big bass on top water  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on May 12, 2015, 18:42:19 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/2ecb859fe839862b9ef4142ce65a5f1e.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/fdcb4dada67e8d9ca11b48db6734e7a2.jpg)

Farmers Fish Camp $2.4 Million bridge to be completed by this fall
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on May 13, 2015, 06:56:23 am
Al in the Roanoke Times:
http://www.roanoke.com/sports/outdoors/bill-cochran-weldon-striper-run-is-spectacular-and-getting-better/article_68863412-5014-50c5-b8c6-27792bd452f4.html (http://www.roanoke.com/sports/outdoors/bill-cochran-weldon-striper-run-is-spectacular-and-getting-better/article_68863412-5014-50c5-b8c6-27792bd452f4.html)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on May 14, 2015, 19:14:07 pm

http://youtu.be/PjbaHlTl86Q (http://youtu.be/PjbaHlTl86Q)

Been a rough week.  The dog got some poisoning of some sort on the inlaws watch.  She drooled profusely and slept 24/7 for 5 days, which resulted on her getting some hot spots on her face.  Off to the vet for some meds and the cone of shame.

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/IMG_2835_zpsplphpbtp.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/IMG_2835_zpsplphpbtp.jpg.html)

Then the wife hit a parked car with the new car today.  I decided I needed to leave work and get some fishing in.  It was a good call.  Got my first musky by me in my boat since I got it last fall.  This musky crushed the fly on the surface and came fully out of the water.  Nice to see some topwater action.  Also boating a musky solo is interesting to say the least.   

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/IMG_2839_zpscyaq9ibp.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/IMG_2839_zpscyaq9ibp.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/IMG_2841_zps0l7xchdr.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/IMG_2841_zps0l7xchdr.jpg.html)

Fly that got it done. 

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/IMG_2842_zpsbsbzaaxr.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/IMG_2842_zpsbsbzaaxr.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/IMG_2848_zpsncsuatvb.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/IMG_2848_zpsncsuatvb.jpg.html)

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bullship on May 14, 2015, 20:20:45 pm
Congrats dude!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on May 14, 2015, 21:10:07 pm
Nice to see some musky in this thread again!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on May 14, 2015, 21:11:41 pm
Congrats. I'll probably never catch a musky. Hope the pup and car both recover quickly.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: TheYiman on May 14, 2015, 22:02:58 pm
Yup, nice work.  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on May 15, 2015, 05:47:50 am
Yeah J...wished I could of been there for that. Will be floating her this Sunday if ya want in /'/
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on May 15, 2015, 06:07:50 am
Musky and a return to facial hair.  y;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on May 15, 2015, 07:36:12 am
Awesome man..any other follows or other muskish activity while u were out?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on May 15, 2015, 07:42:18 am
Thanks everyone. Yes the beard has returned Doug.

I'll give you a call Dave later today.

Sporks, no other musky activity as far as I know. The river was in that stage of dropping where you have a foot or so of visibility. Tough to see a follow in this section when there is a tint to the water. Perfect conditions though to move a big fish down there right now though.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Aka on May 15, 2015, 10:27:25 am
Nice Big J, good way to wrap up a crap day.

When my wife was pregnant she wrecked her car and while it was being fixed she had a rental that she drove into a light post and had to report to our insurance co. I paid over $400 a month for insurance on 2 cars for a year because of that. Not sure about Mud's assertion that women shouldn't come along fishing but I know preggers women shouldn't be driving.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on May 15, 2015, 10:33:53 am
I liked everything except the shirt.   The musky was probably trying to attack it.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on May 15, 2015, 10:38:45 am
Quote from: AKAaron on May 15, 2015, 10:27:25 am
Nice Big J, good way to wrap up a crap day.

When my wife was pregnant she wrecked her car and while it was being fixed she had a rental that she drove into a light post and had to report to our insurance co. I paid over $400 a month for insurance on 2 cars for a year because of that. Not sure about Mud's assertion that women shouldn't come along fishing but I know preggers women shouldn't be driving.


Gosh that is rough.  And the fact that she is pregnant is worse.  I can't get on to her for hitting a car because it would not bode well for me.  Had to just bite my tongue, grin and bear it.

Luckily we have Nationwide on our side, and the accident forgiveness will be applied.  Our insurance will only go up a few dollars a month because we will lose the no accident discount.

Quote from: Jfey on May 15, 2015, 10:33:53 am
I liked everything except the shirt.   The musky was probably trying to attack it.


The shirt was just added good juju.  If it was an OSU shirt, my boat would of probably sunk with the luck I've been having  :laugh:
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on May 15, 2015, 11:17:17 am
Anyone price checked Nationwide? I had them for years and realized they were owning my ass. Switched to a smaller company and now save money every month. I'm no insurance aficionado, just asking.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on May 15, 2015, 12:36:24 pm
Quote from: wademaster on May 15, 2015, 11:17:17 am
Anyone price checked Nationwide? I had them for years and realized they were owning my ass. Switched to a smaller company and now save money every month. I'm no insurance aficionado, just asking.
Geico saved my ass a ton...check em out
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on May 15, 2015, 12:39:24 pm

Quote from: DRIFTS on May 15, 2015, 12:36:24 pm
Quote from: wademaster on May 15, 2015, 11:17:17 am
Anyone price checked Nationwide? I had them for years and realized they were owning my ass. Switched to a smaller company and now save money every month. I'm no insurance aficionado, just asking.
Geico saved my ass a ton...check em out


I did and surprisingly they were more expensive than this small company I'm insured with now. It's a small company and I think they change your coverage as prices rise and lower. As I said, I really know very little about this process.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on May 15, 2015, 12:42:33 pm
Just wish I could find cheeper lime flavored beer /'/
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: rbphoto on May 15, 2015, 12:42:54 pm
Farm Bureau always wins when I go out for quotes.

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on May 15, 2015, 12:49:40 pm
Cheaper beer in general.....
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on May 15, 2015, 12:50:03 pm
I catch trout bigger than that sardine!
Hipster face piece :o
Solo is always bueno. Well played Jakobus 'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Fin on May 18, 2015, 10:35:25 am
I've been doing some recon on this river for the past year or so and yesterday my time on the water finally paid off.

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First river carp on the fly.  I'm not sure if fun best describes this activity, exhausting perhaps.  Brute.  Hooked up on one more but after a five minute fight the hook pulled free.  Almost a relief.  I also tangled with a channel cat, white bass, crappie, sunfish and a gar.  Quite the mix.  Fun day.

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Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on May 18, 2015, 15:29:59 pm
Helluva day right there Fin.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on May 18, 2015, 15:52:22 pm
Quote from: Fin on May 18, 2015, 10:35:25 am
First river carp on the fly........ I also tangled with a channel cat, white bass, crappie, sunfish and a gar.  Quite the mix.  Fun day.


Dude.  bd;0
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on May 19, 2015, 22:54:09 pm

Fished the James again after work.  We moved a musky and got 1 half hearted eat from a nice fish right at the boat.  Only reason I'm sharing this report is to show off the guys water skiing the James.  Never seen people water ski this river.  They were good too.  One ski and that boat was humming up and down that stretch of river.

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Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on May 20, 2015, 07:27:30 am
After many years of fishing lakes. I have a extreme hatred for water skiers and  jet skiers.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on May 20, 2015, 07:30:13 am
Quote from: driver on May 20, 2015, 07:27:30 am
After many years of fishing lakes. I have a extreme hatred for water skiers and  jet skiers.


Agree, but they were pretty courteous. Slowed down and stayed as far away as possible as they made passes. Funny to watch on the river. Ain't no way id water ski in that river. Between floating logs, trash, and the pure filthiness of the water, I say no way.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on May 20, 2015, 08:19:40 am
I still find it hard to be mad at skiers in a two piece bathing suit.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on May 23, 2015, 21:04:36 pm
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/IMG_20150523_110816_zpsfbtiz1gr.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/IMG_20150523_110816_zpsfbtiz1gr.jpg.html)
Middle finger from the grass carp. Cicadas are doing their thing, fish don't seem to be keying on them yet.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on May 23, 2015, 21:23:39 pm
Quote from: RiverbumCO on May 20, 2015, 08:19:40 am
I still find it hard to be mad at skiers in a when I'm in a two piece bathing suit.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on May 25, 2015, 21:42:45 pm

It was a weird day today.  Moved 5 musky today, but couldn't get them to eat.  They would follow the fly hot to the boat, then just sit there for the figure eight and then swim off.  Had one fish follow the fly to the boat, sit right under the boat, and came to look at 4 different flies I changed out, but would eat the darn fly.  Talked with a couple different musky fishermen and they all were having the same results.  Lots of follows, no eats.  Still was great getting all the musky action though.  Also got a nice summons from the DNR.  Some non sense about not enough life jackets in the boat  :-X

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Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on May 25, 2015, 21:49:22 pm
Is that why you called? Bail money?

Who's the ballast replacement?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on May 25, 2015, 21:57:17 pm
Quote from: Dougfish on May 25, 2015, 21:49:22 pm
Is that why you called? Bail money?

Who's the ballast replacement?


No, I called because I had a plant question, so I called my plant friend.  I went ham on my yard this weekend. 

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on May 25, 2015, 22:11:42 pm
Ham......?
Pork products? I like bacon, ham and sausage. V:;

I'm on board for the plant shit, now.
Married off the eldest yesterday.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on May 26, 2015, 09:46:50 am


(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/26/ed45d839891208f520c74f38b885f986.jpg)

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nessie
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Drove too far, Pune smallies is all I saw, snake was the highlight of the day.

But it was nice to be out wet wading the New! Yellow Sally landed on the windshield on the way home on 21 which has at least 3 one lane stretches.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on May 26, 2015, 09:52:09 am
Cool shot of the snake.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on May 26, 2015, 09:53:08 am
Good pics Wooly, really like that snake shot. Cool spots on the belly of those fish as well.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on May 26, 2015, 11:03:09 am
I caught a smallie on Friday. First one since drifting with DRIFTS last year. Urban ditch fishing. I think Ima go back for more, problem it's fucking 3.5 hours away in the middle of Ashevegas.
Greedy lil sumbitch, ate one of Woolly's oversized Circus Peanuts
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Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: croaker on June 01, 2015, 08:00:59 am
Fished a couple hours yesterday.

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Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on June 01, 2015, 10:54:17 am
Dayum croaker, them some beasts!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Stone-Man on June 01, 2015, 12:53:10 pm
Hellacious Red Breasts , Don     'c;

  JT
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on June 01, 2015, 14:09:57 pm
Quote from: croaker on June 01, 2015, 08:00:59 am
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Gartrude would choke on that fugger. Ho-lee shiznit :o
Nice socks mayne 'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on June 01, 2015, 14:30:15 pm
Impressive  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on June 01, 2015, 22:57:49 pm



Got out for a bit this evening. My head has been feeling like a snorted a line of pollen. Sucks ass. I did what I could with the allotted time. At least I got the rod bent....barely.

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Initially, I almost waded the big muddy for smallies. With the torrential rains from the heavens I'm not sure I would've survived.


Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on June 06, 2015, 19:32:05 pm
Went to check and see if the grass carp were ready to eat grass carp this morning. Short answer is no. Long answer, we're close. Snooty bastards would peel off toward my fly, get right behind it, suck water and swirl missing my fly. Anyway, by catches were fun.
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Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on June 06, 2015, 19:39:19 pm
Love greedy bream.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on June 12, 2015, 21:45:43 pm
Caught some butthole mouth today.

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Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on June 13, 2015, 15:09:55 pm
Not a damned thing wrong with being open minded and resourceful.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on June 14, 2015, 09:08:01 am
James is on fire...Phil Miller and I had a blast(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/5e9696b3b46b65993090d88944a8ca66.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/7571dc582f54401e84c8982f98135dea.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/48ad7dc38d0f29ec4d603fec30bbbe8a.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/ababed2e68dd67f6e8a042d829f36b8c.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/b48d7ca49e8aa0924ea8a6d1b3b3f45f.jpg)Phil witnessed river sex(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/e8eef9b430b5f5ea6c9ebc47ca4f3a51.jpg)Phil  and I had a few lime flavored brewskies (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/bbc878ba2abfa474760d71de4326f7f4.jpg)Phil caught a few...(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/e038ab2208514d571e0a933d80aab764.jpg)So did I(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/f1b5c15cc3109c1ce62acce5ed6c9716.jpg)Phil and I waiting out several storms(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/85614d97d9a678173a5d066070f2317a.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/1c63f3f69c719ac160d1e9e2809d1b43.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/bd500a74b9588872f8a0c05625b05df4.jpg)We managed a few more (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/9550efbffbade0a94e3983a3176b0751.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/23b161c20b2035932bad54d95205b6a8.jpg)All in all...a good day!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on June 14, 2015, 09:37:20 am
"You sir, are a dick!" - transylwader
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on June 14, 2015, 13:14:50 pm
Wish I coulda made it ...
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on June 14, 2015, 13:24:12 pm
Rock on. Hell yes.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on June 14, 2015, 14:38:05 pm
Drifts doing some heavy lifting.   'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on June 14, 2015, 15:44:13 pm
Wearing them out.  bd;0
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on July 06, 2015, 23:58:39 pm
I found Neusie ' s fuck buddy yesterday. Jet lagged n all...
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Fuck shartweek. I gots the Gar"funkyourself" challenge. This is for Steelhound. Bring it bray d:b
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on July 07, 2015, 19:01:53 pm
#Garbros
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 07, 2015, 19:07:33 pm
Sick, you are
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: croaker on July 07, 2015, 19:47:22 pm
Nice Gar Trannymon  <-;:

That's one I've yet to get on the flypole  b';
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on July 07, 2015, 19:49:49 pm
Any thing beyond the stripping guide is a badass fish.  bd;0
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JD on July 09, 2015, 19:34:39 pm
Had about an hour to fish so I went a pond around the corner. It was good to do some kind of fishing. The bass were hungry.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on July 09, 2015, 20:22:25 pm


(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b498/mrpossumtail/20150709_175823_zpsy5qcrgez.jpg)

It was hot and the ole gluteal fold needed a little freshening up.  76 degree water hit the spot.

Stopped by the river on my back home from a job.  Wife and son were gone, thus no need to be home at 6.30

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Native goodness.

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(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b498/mrpossumtail/20150709_174617_zpsby1u2c7e.jpg)

River was just being a cock tease today.  No big girls.

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on July 09, 2015, 20:34:51 pm
Very nice. I've got to get on some bass action soon.  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on July 10, 2015, 12:03:47 pm
76F? Holy shit. The Neuse is still around the low 90s. I dunno if it's because the humidity has saturated the fuck out of the air to the point where it feels like I am back in Sin City, but I can somehow feel the pee on my legs as I am pissing upstream, tits deep in the Richland Crick hole. BTW, Phallus, the basses in here are truly humungus! I can't seem to get any interested with flies, so I commissioned, ye ole bait and manns worm tosser, Goldie to accompany me and he be Iaconelli and I be myself. He and I are gonna fuck shit up from the jonboat today. Will keep you posted.
Also gotto check out Sandy @ 561 on Sunday. Right now, my brain is transfixed on this beeg ole bitch, Omie Neusie that has a snout the length of the fender on my fukkin Xterra!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on July 10, 2015, 16:04:24 pm
Something about those Manns jelly worms with fire tails...well at least in 1988.  They seem to bury themselves in woody shit.  Have you tried a red and white clouser?  That really did the job on the Deep last Summer.  The red seems to be a color that drives bucket mouth nuts.  Oh, there are bowfin in there also.

That smallie flow is at 2400'.  Yadkin is running 82.  That Triangle area has some serious UHI issues for sure.

BTW, Sandy may not be your bag.  Bass run about 12-14", but the water is slow to muddy and quick to clear up.  I would typcially wade from the bridge downsteam of 561 and wade up to 561.  Check out Laurel Mills while you are out and about.  This is @ the next bridge above 561.  The section below this is not user friendly.  The water becomes deep and deadfalls are everywhere.  Heaps of brush were pushed up against the banks in spots making any movement almost impossible.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bullship on July 10, 2015, 17:22:46 pm
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Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on July 10, 2015, 21:00:42 pm
Quote from: bullship on July 10, 2015, 17:22:46 pm
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I say I am going to go every year,  but I still havent.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on July 10, 2015, 21:03:13 pm
Phal did you up your camera game?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on July 10, 2015, 21:25:35 pm
Quote from: NCsporksman on July 10, 2015, 21:03:13 pm
Phal did you up your camera game?


Naw, damned G4s just perform poorly in low light conditions.  No light issues yesterday.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 10, 2015, 23:30:59 pm

Quote from: Phallus in Wonderland on July 10, 2015, 21:25:35 pm
Quote from: NCsporksman on July 10, 2015, 21:03:13 pm
Phal did you up your camera game?


Naw,  I just perform poorly using the G4 in low light conditions.  No light issues yesterday.


FIXED
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on July 11, 2015, 17:36:05 pm
Food for muskie thoughts....

http://www.roanoke.com/sports/outdoors/the-muskie-debate-continues/article_7bb45c84-f363-5efd-a76e-a740b9d9cab3.html (http://www.roanoke.com/sports/outdoors/the-muskie-debate-continues/article_7bb45c84-f363-5efd-a76e-a740b9d9cab3.html)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on July 11, 2015, 19:30:28 pm
Maybe it has something to do with the spawn washouts that phallus has mentioned many times. There's tons of bait in that river, plenty for both species.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on July 11, 2015, 19:45:32 pm
Not all habitats types that exist at the New are well suited for both species.  If someone wants to catch smallmouth, simply look for areas of higher streambed gradient, or for heavens check GE for rapids n shit.  This would beat the heck outa crying like a stupid twat-mouth
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on July 11, 2015, 20:27:42 pm
Quote from: Phallus in Wonderland on July 11, 2015, 19:45:32 pm
This would beat the heck outa crying like a stupid twat-mouth


Keeping it real.  V:;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on July 11, 2015, 21:35:18 pm
All we need is Bubba thinking the musky are eating his smallies......   b';
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on July 11, 2015, 21:58:22 pm
Show me a smallie that eats 2 lb carp.  Then ill be convinced.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on July 12, 2015, 13:49:10 pm
QuoteTimothy Wolfe of Christiansburg pointed out in a recent letter to the newspaper that citation smallmouths in the New River had dropped from 114 caught in 2006 according to VDGIF figures to 43 in 2014. He agreed with Zienius that muskies were out-competing bass for food.


Perhaps there are fewer people targeting smallmouth.  Do these guys know how many angling hours were spent in 2006 vs. 2014?  Oh yes, it is also easier to catch smallmouth during dry years than wet years.  2000-2010 was a much drier decade than what we have seen thus far this decade. 

I really don't give a flying shit about smallies in the New. I'm just in the assholy mood. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on July 12, 2015, 15:19:46 pm
^^^ Me too....Imma start chuckin em on the bank....that might help tho  n!n
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on July 12, 2015, 15:24:26 pm
Carp are so 2014.   Koi is where it's at

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Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on July 12, 2015, 16:04:52 pm
Cool beans, Jeff.  The Yadkin is blessed with koi.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on July 12, 2015, 16:49:08 pm
Do all the small muskie eat monstrous sized meals?

Do smallmouth eat baby muskie as well?

Koi fishing, good idea.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on July 12, 2015, 17:20:05 pm
http://youtu.be/NLZly-zlGHk (http://youtu.be/NLZly-zlGHk)

Their appetites are bigger then their stomach a lot of times.

When it comes down to it, I don't think musky can catch smallmouth regularly to make them a part of their regular diet.  I'm sure they ambush one on occasion and eat sick ones or hurt ones, but as the data shows, they are not a regular part of their diet.

Stripers in SML is the reason why musky have done so poorly their and the state has stopped stocking SML with musky.  The stripers would hammer the fingerlings as soon as they were released.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: themidge on July 12, 2015, 18:12:28 pm
Quote from: Big J on July 12, 2015, 17:20:05 pm
http://youtu.be/NLZly-zlGHk (http://youtu.be/NLZly-zlGHk)

Their appetites are bigger then their stomach a lot of times.

When it comes down to it, I don't think musky can catch smallmouth regularly to make them a part of their regular diet.  I'm sure they ambush one on occasion and eat sick ones or hurt ones, but as the data shows, they are not a regular part of their diet.

Stripers in SML is the reason why musky have done so poorly their and the state has stopped stocking SML with musky.  The stripers would hammer the fingerlings as soon as they were released.


That reminds me of this 26" bass I found dead, floating in a watershed lake I fish frequently, privately owned. It had smashed a spawning crappie (Note nibbled tail) entirely too big, and died. When I found it the crappie was still alive, but on it's last leg. Was a wild encounter.

(http://imgur.com/PkTBanR,0gXtaS4,1G7gCJ4#0)
(http://imgur.com/PkTBanR,0gXtaS4,1G7gCJ4#1)
(http://imgur.com/PkTBanR,0gXtaS4,1G7gCJ4#2)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on July 13, 2015, 15:24:00 pm
yea, and they all said it was bullshit.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on July 13, 2015, 16:11:37 pm
A fish's size being grossly exaggerated? Impossible.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: raz on July 14, 2015, 08:33:09 am
the PG article is before my time, but i do know musky eat adult ducks/swans, etc.  seen dead ones myself near elizabeth, pa
local forum here had a pic about 10 years ago of a HUGE musky w a goose in its throat.  67 dick inches?  thats a monster...  possibly exaggerated, but could be true.  not many people targeted them back in the 80's and there's a TON of carp, bass, etc to get a musky that big.

TF- Pat Cohen makes a spun hair baby duck.  http://rusuperfly.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=20 (http://rusuperfly.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=20)

as far as if musky eat smallies, fuck yes they do.  hell, i catch walleyes w smallies half down their throat. 
do they eat enough of them to disrupt a population?  probably not to an extreme extent.  and adult bass would certainly eat yearling moosky.

errybody eating errybody. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on July 14, 2015, 08:49:59 am
Is fall here yet?  All this musky talk is getting me excited.  Which reminds me, I have a little bit of work to do on my boat trailer.   b';
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on July 14, 2015, 08:53:28 am
Also, had a musky take a fly on the surface, it was by far the best fly fishing take I have experienced.  I will be messing around more with topwater musky flies in the future.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: raz on July 14, 2015, 08:58:34 am
in 48 hours i hope to have stuck one.. top water, streamer.  dont care.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on July 14, 2015, 09:05:17 am
Quote from: raz on July 14, 2015, 08:58:34 am
in 48 hours i hope to have stuck one.. top water, streamer.  dont care.


Good luck to you from a jealous fellow brffer.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: raz on July 15, 2015, 08:25:15 am
tiger musky...  another think i disagree w PA over...  why stock sterile fish?  why not spend that money on feeding muskies to be yearlings..?  fucking PA stocking programs are fucked. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: OldDominionAngler on July 21, 2015, 23:21:12 pm

http://youtu.be/zKmesXMpjTo (http://youtu.be/zKmesXMpjTo)

Weekday reprieve, went to sling some poppers.

Poppers weren't popping enough I guess.  Switched to a clouser, started to pick up a few fish tumbling it through the riffles.
(http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/i-kTZHT2z/0/M/DSC_0561-M.jpg) (http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/29848898_zdf8DB#!i=4221102109&k=kTZHT2z&lb=1&s=A)

By catch.
(http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/i-8x2DJrN/0/M/DSC_0584-M.jpg) (http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/29848898_zdf8DB#!i=4221110796&k=8x2DJrN&lb=1&s=A)

Four deer chewing river grass and a heron on the rock.  Bald eagles nest very nearby too and they just relocated a black bear about a mile from here last week.  There's also a protected Peregrine falcon nest downstream. 
(http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/i-7t2QBht/0/M/DSC_0580-M.jpg) (http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/29848898_zdf8DB#!i=4221110855&k=7t2QBht&lb=1&s=A)

My buddy fished up stream.
(http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/i-rq4CvXw/0/M/DSC_0586-M.jpg) (http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/29848898_zdf8DB#!i=4221138334&k=rq4CvXw&lb=1&s=A)

This was his first time out here and he stuck a great fish.  d:b
(http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/i-5qJ7DK9/0/M/DSC_0568-M.jpg) (http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/29848898_zdf8DB#!i=4221101797&k=5qJ7DK9&lb=1&s=A)

One more look. 
(http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/i-qGD6Nsx/0/M/DSC_0569-M.jpg) (http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/29848898_zdf8DB#!i=4221110477&k=qGD6Nsx&lb=1&s=A)

Fished until the curtains dropped with no more hookups.  S'okay though because we are fishing again on Friday in a more notable smalljaw locale.  Wife and baby are up north so I may even find a minute to tie up a couple fresh bugs for this one. 
(http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/i-N99gD2M/0/M/DSC_0603-M.jpg) (http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/29848898_zdf8DB#!i=4221144800&k=N99gD2M&lb=1&s=A)

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bullship on July 21, 2015, 23:26:20 pm
tequilly
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on July 22, 2015, 07:32:27 am
Good on ya, ODA.  V:;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on July 22, 2015, 12:10:50 pm
That's the good stuff
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: OldDominionAngler on July 22, 2015, 12:55:16 pm
Quote from: bullship on July 21, 2015, 23:26:20 pm
tequilly


You know what's funny...I thought about it afterwards and I think I fished four flies from a 2011 smallie swap.  Get Bent's Tequelly, BRA's La Flama Blanca, an EP fiber crayfish I tied, and your double cone leech thingy..although it was a replica.

Good times man, good times.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JD on July 24, 2015, 09:32:26 am
I only had a little time to get some fishing in before the storm came. I checked out 2 new ponds. One sucked. One was good. I will be back to catch more gills asap.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: themidge on July 24, 2015, 10:46:22 am
Quote from: JD on July 24, 2015, 09:32:26 am
I only had a little time to get some fishing in before the storm came. I checked out 2 new ponds. One sucked. One was good. I will be back to catch more gills asap.


Change up the color of your wooly bugger next time, maybe you'll have better luck.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JD on July 24, 2015, 16:07:05 pm
You're right. I have a tendency to stick with a fly too long.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on July 26, 2015, 09:55:29 am
Fished with the bossman yesterday. Went exploring some new water for smallies. Being that I haven't fished for smallies in 2 years I was itching to catch some. Results were mediocre... But was a good time none the less. I did best on subsurface patterns, they didn't seem to be into topwater to much.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/C3MrfiWnUlJHMhineyZgoubYioRyVCJzUF7n57ZLnps=w640-h480-no)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8tWBB-gos0ScAqMzPdFgKMD-v_WcdmsyoBvV5w_P78=w640-h480-no)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8S9VP1K4MhxuvMdrKX-DJRv8j3dWKG3t2xm4OokZ4F8=w640-h480-no)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NEGdYSoZK2FO-8KhcGvRYCg11wowViAw-lSp0D5-vrw=w640-h480-no)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ec_0CebQGiU9TUijUkBuWDCw6IS3wB6rzFyptPtxMa8=w640-h480-no)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4Y8lMjxhrdL0GqPD4cI6X0iDOjcN8W7yZV6AC9wD4qQ=w480-h640-no)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zLADyQDwltcWZXXu310jWT6LSOx7xo_4Sn4HLnliv9k=w640-h480-no)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/jP0brQUciJfFSW30VySQH0vzHx8-ohZ0bg-Bhq6aHsc=w640-h480-no)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/GzN-FZKKX7myW9d1k9syYlDeoEf6RuNRvA413hr6nNk=w640-h480-no)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on July 26, 2015, 10:57:49 am
Good stuff. You boys swingin' two handed or one?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 26, 2015, 11:42:57 am
Woolly Spey fail. Needs more work/learning
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on July 26, 2015, 11:48:26 am
I did at the first spot. But those little fish weren't very fun on that heavy rod.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Yallerhammer on July 26, 2015, 13:30:08 pm
Went down to the river below the house this morning and chunked a foamy floating thingy for an hour or so and caught a few smallmouth until the fog burned off and the sun came out; then they quit hitting like you'd thrown a switch. Nothing much size, but these little guys are a lot of fun on a three-weight. They spend more time in the air than in the water when you hook up.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 26, 2015, 14:14:41 pm


Dang, that's some big water! The Ivanhoe gauge was at 1050 cfs but that's plenty of water flowing over Foster Falls!
I thought I could do some damage with the Spey Pole but need to study them casting videos some more as there is a major flaw in my style.
The river beat me up and I only caught punes, Driver covered two or three times the water and had the better fish of the day.


(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/7/072515-1.jpg)

(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/7/072515-2.jpg)

(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/7/072515-3.jpg)

(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/7/072515-4.jpg)

Sure is a pretty place, and I'd go back, well maybe, if the fishin was better....
-+;


Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on July 26, 2015, 14:38:51 pm
Purdy scenery. 

I wouldn't go back.  Too many other great places to fish.  You would have done better at Barnes Creek in the Uwharries.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on July 26, 2015, 16:06:56 pm
Quote from: Phallus in Wonderland on July 26, 2015, 14:38:51 pm
Purdy scenery. 

I wouldn't go back.  Too many other great places to fish.  You would have done better at Barnes Creek in the Uwharries.

I do not enjoy Hepatitis. I'll stick to the rivers and lakes that I am used too.

#tlc
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on July 26, 2015, 18:50:53 pm
The Uwarriez are doodoo
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: OldDominionAngler on July 27, 2015, 07:42:28 am

https://youtu.be/dRZCzxI-akU

Shot up to WV Friday night for a few hours of fishing.  Fished hard for 3 hours with little to show for it. 

(https://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Harpers-Ferry/i-RK56prK/2/M/image-M.jpg) (https://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Harpers-Ferry/50891970_P7TCQC#!i=4232367198&k=RK56prK&lb=1&s=A)

Finally got on the board.
(https://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Harpers-Ferry/i-HRpbcdT/2/M/image-M.jpg) (https://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Harpers-Ferry/50891970_P7TCQC#!i=4232359745&k=HRpbcdT&lb=1&s=A)

My buddy kept fishing, I was sitting on a rock drinking beer at this point. 
(https://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Harpers-Ferry/i-kMjRRMn/2/M/image-M.jpg) (https://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Harpers-Ferry/50891970_P7TCQC#!i=4232360789&k=kMjRRMn&lb=1&s=A)

He was rewarded. 
(https://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Harpers-Ferry/i-dBHR3hf/1/M/image-M.jpg) (https://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Harpers-Ferry/50891970_P7TCQC#!i=4232364012&k=dBHR3hf&lb=1&s=A)

I leeched off his success...same pool, same rod, same fly, no more than 3 casts later another nice fish in the dark. 
(https://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Harpers-Ferry/i-rQRWTh6/3/M/image-M.jpg) (https://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Harpers-Ferry/50891970_P7TCQC#!i=4232368995&k=rQRWTh6&lb=1&s=A)

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on July 27, 2015, 09:06:22 am
 ^^^^ So nice to see Monday mornin.....the damn man  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on July 27, 2015, 09:17:18 am
Winner.

Pleased to see TRs from that part if the world.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 27, 2015, 10:03:59 am

Quote from: NCsporksman on July 27, 2015, 09:06:22 am
^^^^ So nice to see Monday mornin.....the damn man  'c;


Post up the goods mang
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on July 27, 2015, 10:07:27 am
Nice ODA, veddy nice.  -0-
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: OldDominionAngler on July 27, 2015, 10:40:59 am
Quote from: Phallus in Wonderland on July 27, 2015, 09:17:18 am

Pleased to see TRs from that part if the world.


It was a reminder that I don't get up there enough.  Lots of 1-3' side channels with deep cuts towards the middle of the river..almost all of it worth fishing. Tricky wading, we both went nipples deep at one point trying to get to good spots. Beautiful area and an especially good one for the Civil War buffs around here.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: TheYiman on July 27, 2015, 13:11:52 pm
Great stuff!  Thanks for all the pics fellas.  Smallies are fun!  0:0
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on August 01, 2015, 22:28:53 pm
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150801_072338511_HDR_zpsltnewu1d.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150801_072338511_HDR_zpsltnewu1d.jpg.html)
Had several flies to try this morning
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150801_085522273_HDR_zps7swdvpwe.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150801_085522273_HDR_zps7swdvpwe.jpg.html)
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150801_085533612_HDR_zpsgmeddf36.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150801_085533612_HDR_zpsgmeddf36.jpg.html)
My fishing partners
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150801_142239_zpsu8ylbt2p.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150801_142239_zpsu8ylbt2p.jpg.html)
A lot of dinks, one fish made it a party.
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150801_165104210_zpsxtkctlvp.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150801_165104210_zpsxtkctlvp.jpg.html)
Tried out the new local brewery finally.
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150801_195948298_zpsbnggknii.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150801_195948298_zpsbnggknii.jpg.html)
Pops cookin
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150801_200249179_zpswerexplm.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150801_200249179_zpswerexplm.jpg.html)
Eh
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JD on August 02, 2015, 20:09:04 pm
Diggin the Cohutta bmadd. I'm originally from Cartersville myself.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JD on August 02, 2015, 21:00:08 pm
Today was my first off day in a bit so I tried to make the most of it. I took the dog out with me scouting for the upcoming hunting season. That was productive. Then I got a couple of hours to fish the creek I was scouting. I caught plenty of redbreasts, plus my first rock bass and perch on the fly.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on August 03, 2015, 06:32:45 am
Small jaws(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/03/e09709c913157341d2a93e4976c61173.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/03/76d214e8d11339cd227dc38fc4af2375.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/03/16c30834188b3439fb6111b9cdfcbe61.jpg)top water time kicks ass!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/03/56df5ced9a5843ea4f928eaff2f02416.jpg)hellgamite eggs I'm told(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/03/abcdab4119c6994fd86284fb815c3254.jpg)oh my!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on August 03, 2015, 08:11:20 am
dang drifters, you have been getting after it lately  d:b
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on August 03, 2015, 08:55:47 am
U fishin with R Lee Ermy? Dope
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: sanjuanwormhatch on August 03, 2015, 09:05:31 am
is that cohutta coozie a recent purchase?  looks like one of my fav coozies ever and I can't find anything like it. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on August 03, 2015, 09:18:10 am
Hmm, perch.

Good stuff fellers. 'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on August 03, 2015, 09:46:15 am
Quote from: sanjuanwormhatch on August 03, 2015, 09:05:31 am
is that cohutta coozie a recent purchase?  looks like one of my fav coozies ever and I can't find anything like it.


They gave a bunch a way at the Musky party in May. Only one I got though.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water, out of my element
Post by: benben reincarnated on August 03, 2015, 16:34:01 pm



I'm completely out of my element here.  I can count on three fingers, or maybe it's four, how many times I've fished for smallies.  The French Broad was running super low and super clear today, both are never true...so I figured now was as good as any of a time to wade it.  I killed about 2.5 hours on the river, absolutely burnt up, but it was fun and I got to air out my 6 weight rod.


Water levels, check.


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/433/20079877899_447281d9b8_b.jpg)



(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/469/20266618715_22b18bae28_c.jpg)



I caught quite a few of these small smalliez.  Not sure if the clear water, low water, heat, mid day sun, who knows had the bigger fish put down.  I had a few larger fish come unbuttoned, but generally dinks were the order of the day

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/385/20258331262_d6184221af_c.jpg)



(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3784/20078637508_825c4087a1_c.jpg)



This was fun, glad I brought the net.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/257/20272515571_16e404be34_c.jpg)



Then there were these, tons of them, I think I saw about 20 in all.  Who spies the 2 carp?  I tried casting to a few of them, but I was even more clueless about catching these fish.  They sure as shit weren't as spooky as I thought.  I almost stepped on two of them at one point.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/316/20080015669_6dfc49574e_c.jpg)



(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/498/20258331382_77b0017973_c.jpg)



(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/285/19643996934_04de936ae8_c.jpg)



Great hot weather beer.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/517/20078702278_28feda9d15_c.jpg)




Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on August 03, 2015, 16:50:03 pm
Look at Ben.  :o
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on August 03, 2015, 16:54:07 pm
Ben on the warmwater. 

Here is my experience when talking with a bunch of you about the French Broad.

"Hey, what can you tell me about the French Broad?"

"It muddies up fast?"

:-\
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on August 03, 2015, 17:36:33 pm
Was beginning to think you gave up fishing Ben.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on August 03, 2015, 17:52:27 pm

Quote from: bmadd on August 03, 2015, 17:36:33 pm
Was beginning to think you gave up fishing Ben.


Ha, no such luck.  Took my 11 year old nephew trout fishing for the first time weekend before last.  He caught a trout on the fly within 20 minutes, never casted a fly rod before either.  This past weekend I was down at my parents visiting and fishing for the usual big ass bluegill and tiny lmb out of their lake. 

I'll get back on a proper blue line this coming weekend.  A little rain would be good though between now and then. 

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bullship on August 03, 2015, 19:51:09 pm
i would like to, like, do that, like, sometime
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on August 03, 2015, 19:59:03 pm
You sure? There was only one beer
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on August 03, 2015, 22:05:35 pm


You all inspired me to hit my local. It was slow but my friend and I got a couple.  Found out we were fishing behind someone, explains the dinks....

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1010077_zpsdxaacmho.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1010077_zpsdxaacmho.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1010078_zpszeatxiis.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1010078_zpszeatxiis.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1010079_zpsfogmqjyd.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1010079_zpsfogmqjyd.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1010081_zps8irsgaap.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1010081_zps8irsgaap.jpg.html)



Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on August 04, 2015, 01:29:22 am
Fucking aye Ben!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on August 04, 2015, 08:11:46 am
Quote from: benben on August 03, 2015, 17:52:27 pm


This past weekend I was down at my parents visiting and fishing for the usual big ass bluegill and tiny lmb out of their lake. 




I thought I remembered seeing that the pond had a dam that breeched a little while ago.  Is that the pond? 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on August 04, 2015, 09:56:22 am
Quote from: Big J on August 04, 2015, 08:11:46 am
Quote from: benben on August 03, 2015, 17:52:27 pm


This past weekend I was down at my parents visiting and fishing for the usual big ass bluegill and tiny lmb out of their lake. 




I thought I remembered seeing that the pond had a dam that breeched a little while ago.  Is that the pond?


No, that was a pond adjacent to my family's cabin and hunting property.  They have a lake they live on and thankfully that's still safe and sound.



I just saw your pics from yesterday too.  You think fishing behind someone on a river like that impacts fishing?  I fished up to a hole local looking some guys were sitting at and fishing for a while, I assume they had bait, they were just sitting fishing then eventually left with buckets.  It didn't seem to affect the fishing much, granted they were only sitting on one deep pool.

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on August 04, 2015, 10:20:29 am
On the stretch I was fishing it did.  It is about 3 to 4 feet deep in the main stretch we were fishing in the deepest spots up by the dam.  I didn't realize someone had already waded through all of it.  You can literally walk through all these runs pictured below.  Small pocket water and if someone waded through it fish will be down. 

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1010082_zpslgfjfiby.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1010082_zpslgfjfiby.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/P1010083_zps0ghav9mm.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/P1010083_zps0ghav9mm.jpg.html)

Better pictures of what we were fishing.

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Yallerhammer on August 05, 2015, 15:16:08 pm
Very cool, Ben! What did that channel cat hit? I haven't fished the FB in a long time, need to hit it after work one afternoon.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on August 05, 2015, 21:13:45 pm
Quote from: Yallerhammer on August 05, 2015, 15:16:08 pm
Very cool, Ben! What did that channel cat hit? I haven't fished the FB in a long time, need to hit it after work one afternoon.


A crayfish pattern.  I've caught flat heads in lakes on white woolly buggers before, basically I think they'll eat any fly.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: natureboy on August 07, 2015, 18:03:22 pm

http://youtu.be/Hi0c2uaYI2c (http://youtu.be/Hi0c2uaYI2c)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a181/jawill11/2015-08-05/P8050038_zpsiu5mhgkc.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/jawill11/media/2015-08-05/P8050038_zpsiu5mhgkc.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a181/jawill11/2015-08-05/P8050042_zps40wzhjwo.jpg) (http://http[URL=http://s11.photobucket.com/user/jawill11/media/2015-08-05/P8050042_zps40wzhjwo.jpg.html)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a181/jawill11/2015-08-05/P8050050_zpsgrukmy3n.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/jawill11/media/2015-08-05/P8050050_zpsgrukmy3n.jpg.html)

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 07, 2015, 18:05:04 pm
Wiggle minner and natty greens for the win
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on August 07, 2015, 21:43:08 pm

Between a fukked as Saffa work week, sitting in meetings with various asswipes, driving to jobsites and dodging hectic storms, I managed to get some coarse flogging in.
http://youtu.be/SGJFWirQ3ks (http://youtu.be/SGJFWirQ3ks)
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/VOA%20landscape/P7085851_zpsx8r3qv68.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/VOA%20landscape/P7085851_zpsx8r3qv68.jpg.html)
Promising grassie hole for the future, being upgraded to a BMP
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7105856_zps9rhlzac9.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7105856_zps9rhlzac9.jpg.html)
2 miles from the ranch
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7215934_zpsuuovgwry.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7215934_zpsuuovgwry.jpg.html)
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7105859_zpskofys3ew.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7105859_zpskofys3ew.jpg.html)
I'll take these rank fuckers while they be eatin'
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/VOA%20landscape/P7085852_zpsdr9mwwds.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/VOA%20landscape/P7085852_zpsdr9mwwds.jpg.html)
Pants of shame near the mobile shitter
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7316086_zpsakhmdlvb.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7316086_zpsakhmdlvb.jpg.html)
Pulled the HSS Shitfucksnadwich into the non-gas powered motor lake
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7316088_zpsipql9c4q.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7316088_zpsipql9c4q.jpg.html)
Alas they check the bote for beer p;-
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7316089_zpsv4rkrfsj.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7316089_zpsv4rkrfsj.jpg.html)
Whitey be bustin bait like the maniacal strippers and albies. Pre-training for October?
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7316090_zpsmqqrtmci.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7316090_zpsmqqrtmci.jpg.html)
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7105861_zpsdjqbwyjb.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7105861_zpsdjqbwyjb.jpg.html)
Hit the pond behind the house. Slow as fuck, so I put on the 450 full sink and worked the downed tree
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7215932_zpstswrwyik.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P7215932_zpstswrwyik.jpg.html)
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P8076093_zpsmvta68kv.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P8076093_zpsmvta68kv.jpg.html)
Spent the past 48 hours in the thinking tank and realizing I should be high.
High up and high as fuck.
Coming to a brook trout stream tomorrow.
Stripsets for errbudday
Later fukkos
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on August 08, 2015, 08:29:43 am
Diggin the coarse.

Mill dam, and bass/reel/sunset pics ftw.


Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 08, 2015, 12:00:35 pm
More fish than I'll see this weekend
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Yallerhammer on August 08, 2015, 15:29:05 pm
Hell yeah, Tran! Nice fish, and those whities fight like nobody's bizess for their size.  V:;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Yallerhammer on August 08, 2015, 16:25:32 pm
Backyard pre-breakfast fishing:


http://youtu.be/3rYanTJCjmQ (http://youtu.be/3rYanTJCjmQ)


Got a river that I can almost throw a rock into from the end of my driveway, but don't fish it nearly often enough any more. Plenty of smallies, redbreast, and rock bass in there and a bit of this and that otherwise: carp, a few channel and flathead cats, an occasional trout and largemouth or spot.

Headed out right after daylight. Saw a couple hen turkeys with some half-grown poults on the way down to the river:


(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll173/yallerhammer/8-8-15/turk_zpscptj4di7.jpg) (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/yallerhammer/media/8-8-15/turk_zpscptj4di7.jpg.html)

Got in the water and almost stepped on a good-sized snapping turtle, that would not have been pleasant:

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll173/yallerhammer/8-8-15/snap1_zpsanfprhip.jpg) (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/yallerhammer/media/8-8-15/snap1_zpsanfprhip.jpg.html)

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll173/yallerhammer/8-8-15/snap2_zps4jz9x7k7.jpg) (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/yallerhammer/media/8-8-15/snap2_zps4jz9x7k7.jpg.html)

Worked my way up the river throwing some hideous half-assed Stealth Bombers and Wiggle Minners that I tied up one night when I was drunk, and they Tore. That. Shit. Up. I was getting a fish on almost every cast for a good while, lost count. Mostly dinks, but also a good supply of the standard one-pounders that jump like crazy and put a good bend in a little 3-weight rod. I think that wiggle minner is my new favorite warm-water fly, and I would almost bet that Leroy will eat that shit, too.

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll173/yallerhammer/8-8-15/smallie4_zpsrkh03yte.jpg) (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/yallerhammer/media/8-8-15/smallie4_zpsrkh03yte.jpg.html)

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll173/yallerhammer/8-8-15/smallie3_zpspalmmwhn.jpg) (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/yallerhammer/media/8-8-15/smallie3_zpspalmmwhn.jpg.html)

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll173/yallerhammer/8-8-15/smallie2_zpst7pcbmye.jpg) (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/yallerhammer/media/8-8-15/smallie2_zpst7pcbmye.jpg.html)

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll173/yallerhammer/8-8-15/smallie1_zps9pwyqyfa.jpg) (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/yallerhammer/media/8-8-15/smallie1_zps9pwyqyfa.jpg.html)

Also caught several of these scrappy little guys:

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll173/yallerhammer/8-8-15/smallie1_zps9pwyqyfa.jpg) (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/yallerhammer/media/8-8-15/smallie1_zps9pwyqyfa.jpg.html)

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll173/yallerhammer/8-8-15/rockie2_zpsnojhytiu.jpg) (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/yallerhammer/media/8-8-15/rockie2_zpsnojhytiu.jpg.html)


Summer Phlox was blooming all along the riverbank:

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll173/yallerhammer/8-8-15/phlox_zpspwpjcamv.jpg) (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/yallerhammer/media/8-8-15/phlox_zpspwpjcamv.jpg.html)

When the fog burned off and the sun hit the water, the skinny-water bite was suddenly and completely over. Poof. I tied on a big weighted articulated wad of marabou, hair, flash, rubber legs, and feathers and chunked it into the deeper holes on the way back down. In the first deep, still hole under a rock ledge, something grabbed it, bent my little rod double, and about yanked it out of my hand. Drag was screaming like crazy. Then it was gone. Only had it on a few seconds, never saw what it was, but it was B.I.G. The last deep hole I fished, another big fish grabbed the streamer and broke my leader when I tried to turn it away from a log in the water. Never saw it either. But I know where both you bitches live now, I'll be back. Soon.

Not a bad morning backyard fishing at all, and I was back home in time for breakfast.

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll173/yallerhammer/8-8-15/river3_zpsulwsqvye.jpg) (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/yallerhammer/media/8-8-15/river3_zpsulwsqvye.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on August 09, 2015, 06:50:39 am
Ain't nothing wrong with that, Yammer.  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on August 10, 2015, 06:20:22 am
I been learning new software program at work...I got to get out
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on August 10, 2015, 08:05:51 am
Quote from: DRIFTS on August 10, 2015, 06:20:22 am
I been learning new software program at work...I got to get out


I wish I could be a fly on the wall to see how that is going  :laugh:
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Grannyknot on August 10, 2015, 10:40:13 am
Quote from: Transylwader on August 07, 2015, 21:43:08 pm

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/Lil%20warm%20water%20shiznit/P8076093_zpsmvta68kv.jpg)[/URL]
Spent the past 48 hours in the thinking tank and realizing I should be high.
High up and high as fuck.
Coming to a brook trout stream tomorrow.
Stripsets for errbudday
Later fukkos



I see your Soundgarden Superunknown playing there.
Still kicks ass 20 years later.
'c; 'c; 'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on August 10, 2015, 12:21:59 pm
Good shit Hammertime.
BTW, what camera you running? Im in the market for a new point n shoot.
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/diazdassie/P8086110_zpsitzhatuj.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/diazdassie/media/P8086110_zpsitzhatuj.jpg.html)
As unlucky I have been as of late breaking shit n what not, I simply do not have the balls to take my DSLR on a crick (yet)
Cory, the Seattle super seven are elemental. That music is all but lost. Nowadays I can barely stand listening to the radio with shit like Mumford and Cunts etc. My gawd... b';
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Yallerhammer on August 10, 2015, 14:15:06 pm
Quote from: Transylwader on August 10, 2015, 12:21:59 pm
Good shit Hammertime.
BTW, what camera you running? Im in the market for a new point n shoot.



Just an old battered Canon S21S. Don't know if they still make them, but I love it for a point and shoot. I won't carry a DSLR out in the creek either, too lazy to carry one much of anywhere these days, but the Canon is not too big or heavy, and has a 12x optical zoom and image stabilization, so it's pretty versatile. I've actually probably got a hundred published magazine photos that were shot with that old thing. I need to remember to set my ISO up for low-light fishing pics, though, I think it's prolly still on 100 or some such.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on August 11, 2015, 13:17:20 pm
Got some late nite bass!
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/11/ac46569d4a07b192c0adc1ba0317d90b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on August 18, 2015, 14:56:54 pm
I got a new kayak the other day. First time out went after some carps. I got two.


New boat:

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_3004_zpsjekipy5r.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_3004_zpsjekipy5r.jpg.html)

Got caught in the rain, hid under a bridge:

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_3005_zps8dednpeb.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_3005_zps8dednpeb.jpg.html)

First fish in the new boat. Took me forever to land it. When I reached back for my net, it was gone.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_3006_zpsk4fpk9cw.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_3006_zpsk4fpk9cw.jpg.html)

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_3007_zpsgvogsisl.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_3007_zpsgvogsisl.jpg.html)

Second one, had to land from shore.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_3009_zpsuhxn6vym.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_3009_zpsuhxn6vym.jpg.html)

What a fatty.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_3011_zpsdihewaob.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_3011_zpsdihewaob.jpg.html)

Title: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 18, 2015, 15:20:05 pm
Sweet!

Hate ya lost yer net
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on August 18, 2015, 15:49:21 pm
Well, yeah, losing the net sucked. Was just a $20 Frabill but it had been good to me.
Kind of need a bigger one anyway. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on August 18, 2015, 15:58:32 pm
Fuckin' carpin' bastards! Excellence.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on August 18, 2015, 16:00:42 pm
Quote from: Transylwader on August 18, 2015, 15:58:32 pm
Fuckin' carpin' bastards! Excellence.


I agree.  The new ride looks sweet. How was fishing out of it?  Could you stand in or was the seat high enough?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on August 18, 2015, 16:49:04 pm
I've been using a Native Ultimate 12 the last couple years, but never really fell in love with it.
I dig the Coosa so far. I can definitely stand and cast in it, as you have to for carp anyway, but the seat sits up so high it's no problem sitting and casting at blowdowns for bass or whatever.

Anyway, tomorrow Im taking it out on some moving water. Will report back.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: themidge on August 18, 2015, 18:20:54 pm
Quote from: JMiller on August 18, 2015, 15:49:21 pm
Well, yeah, losing the net sucked. Was just a $20 Frabill but it had been good to me.
Kind of need a bigger one anyway.


^^ I like your optimism.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on August 18, 2015, 22:09:42 pm
Nice bote. Nice fish.  'c;
Bigger net FTW.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on August 19, 2015, 07:52:50 am
I have a Coosa as well. It is a bitch to paddle on flat water. And a bitch to fish out of.  A mouse fart will spin that bote around.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on August 19, 2015, 11:04:20 am
Quote from: driver on August 19, 2015, 07:52:50 am
I have a Coosa as well. It is a bitch to paddle on flat water. And a bitch to fish out of.  A mouse fart will spin that bote around.


Go with the flow, dude.  Quit trying to fight the elements, and forcing the bote.  If floating an 8 mile stretch, it won't matter much if you blow past a couple hot spots.  The Coosa is a much more user friendly boat than my $399 Perception Prescador, and I manage well with mine. I do have a speed advantage when things get snagged on the bottom in fast moving flow.  I can crank 4 mph in short bursts.

It is important however to select rivers that are well suited to kayak fishing if you are pursuing a substantial downriver float..  If a stream is small, I simply drag the kayak up the river and cast while wading, and then float back down to the truck.  I only do downriver floats on streams with drainage sizes that are at least 200 sq. miles with an average flow of 300 cfs, or if the channel is well over 100' wide.

Jeff Joyce aka Fish Whisperer swears the Discovery 119 is the most useful boat for the Piedmont of NC.  Tracking/trolling, and it's light weight are the the most notable pros. Jeff is one picky mofo, so if says the boat rules, than it does.  I've seen him cast while standing/ floating down shoals on the Roanoke and busting Stripers...that was cool as fukk.  The Coosa shines on higher volume rivers such as the Staunton, Roanoke @ RR, Yadkin.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on August 19, 2015, 13:32:53 pm
Mainly my problem is when I'm on still water or a low flow stream. Every time i pop a popper it turns. I mainly use the boat to get me to places to wade. 

If I buy another yak it will be something that tracks better.

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: themidge on August 19, 2015, 14:14:36 pm
I have a LL Bean Manatee 10 with these bad boys on the back. I custom made them, and while not perfect do offer some stability. Easy to take off when you just want to booze cruise down the river.

(http://www.yaksports.com/pages/2008_09130041.JPG)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on August 19, 2015, 14:52:39 pm
Quote from: themidge on August 19, 2015, 14:14:36 pm
I have a LL Bean Manatee 10 with these bad boys on the back. I custom made them, and while not perfect do offer some stability. Easy to take off when you just want to booze cruise down the river.

(http://www.yaksports.com/pages/2008_09130041.JPG)


There is nothing bad boyish about training wheels.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: themidge on August 19, 2015, 17:47:41 pm
Quote from: Phallus in Wonderland on August 19, 2015, 14:52:39 pm
Quote from: themidge on August 19, 2015, 14:14:36 pm
I have a LL Bean Manatee 10 with these bad boys on the back. I custom made them, and while not perfect do offer some stability. Easy to take off when you just want to booze cruise down the river.

(http://www.yaksports.com/pages/2008_09130041.JPG)


There is nothing bad boyish about training wheels.


(http://i.imgur.com/Kqvj2Fu.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on August 19, 2015, 17:51:56 pm
Quote from: themidge on August 19, 2015, 17:47:41 pm
Quote from: Phallus in Wonderland on August 19, 2015, 14:52:39 pm
Quote from: themidge on August 19, 2015, 14:14:36 pm
I have a LL Bean Manatee 10 with these bad boys on the back. I custom made them, and while not perfect do offer some stability. Easy to take off when you just want to booze cruise down the river.

(http://www.yaksports.com/pages/2008_09130041.JPG)


There is nothing bad boyish about training wheels.


(http://i.imgur.com/Kqvj2Fu.jpg)

Sounds about right
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on August 19, 2015, 22:20:37 pm
Quote from: driver on August 19, 2015, 07:52:50 am
I have a Coosa as well. It is a bitch to paddle on flat water. And a bitch to fish out of.  A mouse fart will spin that bote around.


I did about 8 miles out of mine today. Raised 11 muskies and got none to eat, but that's another story.

The Coosa does spin easily, but that's what I like about it. I can literally steer the boat with my rod tip as Im stripping in the fly. With my last kayak it took two or three oar swipes to get the boat around. I was also able to stand and cast down some riffles. Amazing.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on August 20, 2015, 06:06:11 am
Quote from: JMiller on August 19, 2015, 22:20:37 pm
Quote from: driver on August 19, 2015, 07:52:50 am
I have a Coosa as well. It is a bitch to paddle on flat water. And a bitch to fish out of.  A mouse fart will spin that bote around.


I did about 8 miles out of mine today. Raised 11 muskies and got none to eat, but that's another story.


You've got my attention.  When you do manage to wrestle one of these into submission whilst sitting your boat, please cover every detail.  Sounds entertaining and exciting, perhaps on par with oil wrestling a nekid female vamp.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on August 20, 2015, 07:58:30 am
Quote from: JMiller on August 19, 2015, 22:20:37 pm
Quote from: driver on August 19, 2015, 07:52:50 am
I have a Coosa as well. It is a bitch to paddle on flat water. And a bitch to fish out of.  A mouse fart will spin that bote around.


I did about 8 miles out of mine today. Raised 11 muskies and got none to eat, but that's another story.



More power to you musky fly fishing from a kayak.  Out of curiosity, how big of a fly were you using?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on August 20, 2015, 09:01:42 am
Quote from: Big J on August 20, 2015, 07:58:30 am

More power to you musky fly fishing from a kayak.  Out of curiosity, how big of a fly were you using?


This big.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/2AB78CF1-E387-4328-8759-E5A006E28A41_zps3qvgbyn2.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/2AB78CF1-E387-4328-8759-E5A006E28A41_zps3qvgbyn2.jpg.html)

But, Im thinking I may need to change things up a little. I hear they're a little more apt to strike when the weather cools, but I feel like for as many follows as Im getting, I should get more eats.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on August 20, 2015, 09:12:15 am
Quote from: JMiller on August 20, 2015, 09:01:42 am
Quote from: Big J on August 20, 2015, 07:58:30 am

More power to you musky fly fishing from a kayak.  Out of curiosity, how big of a fly were you using?


This big.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/2AB78CF1-E387-4328-8759-E5A006E28A41_zps3qvgbyn2.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/2AB78CF1-E387-4328-8759-E5A006E28A41_zps3qvgbyn2.jpg.html)

But, Im thinking I may need to change things up a little. I hear they're a little more apt to strike when the weather cools, but I feel like for as many follows as Im getting, I should get more eats.


I had the same experience back on my last trip. 8 follows and not a single eat.  Everyone who was on the river I talked to that day had same experience. 

I usually give up musky when the rivers warm up around here unless we have an unusually cold spell for a few days.  From what everyone tells me, go small when it warms up.  I hear quite a few guys go 5 to 6 inch flies and lures for musky during the summer.  Worth a try next time.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on August 20, 2015, 09:21:28 am
I'll try that. Going to get  back after them monday or tuesday.

I did finally get one a while back. No idea how to photograph one of these fish when you're by yourself.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2944_zpsxnbwgiwq.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_2944_zpsxnbwgiwq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on August 20, 2015, 09:30:32 am
Quote from: JMiller on August 20, 2015, 09:21:28 am
I'll try that. Going to get  back after them monday or tuesday.

I did finally get one a while back. No idea how to photograph one of these fish when you're by yourself.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2944_zpsxnbwgiwq.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_2944_zpsxnbwgiwq.jpg.html)


Congrats. 

From a kayak, that is the best you can do I'm sure.  Maybe find a spot to get out of kayak, set camera on kayak and do a self timer.

I got this picture solo with a dslr self timer, but a little easier in a boat.  Also have to be careful (during summer especially) with keeping them out of the water for any period of time.  Whole reason I don't fish for them in summer is they are hard to revive and definitely harder to catch in summer.  In theory they are easier to find in summer though.  Just look for good oxygenated water or cool spring creeks flowing into river. 

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/IMG_2841_zps0l7xchdr.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/IMG_2841_zps0l7xchdr.jpg.html)

Good luck next week.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on August 20, 2015, 09:38:58 am
Thanks.
That's not bad.
My kayak has a go pro mount on it already. I may just get a generic one and set it to take stills.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on August 20, 2015, 09:54:47 am
Selfie stick


Oh, and nice fish JMiller!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on August 20, 2015, 10:07:22 am
Im with J.  After mid June thru early september im not fishing for them anymore. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Grannyknot on August 20, 2015, 10:47:05 am
Quote from: RiverbumCO on August 20, 2015, 10:07:22 am
Im with J.  After mid June thru early september im not fishing for them anymore.


easier to find them in the dead of winter here in East TN.
water coming out of the damn is near freezing.  cricks coming into the river are warmer.  power plant pumps warm water into the river too.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on August 20, 2015, 21:35:30 pm
Quote from: Grannyknot on August 20, 2015, 10:47:05 am
Quote from: RiverbumCO on August 20, 2015, 10:07:22 am
Im with J.  After mid June thru early september im not fishing for them anymore.


easier to find them in the dead of winter here in East TN.
water coming out of the damn is near freezing.  cricks coming into the river are warmer.  power plant pumps warm water into the river too.

BTW Granny. I got a truck thay will pull my boat over the mountains now. So....
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on August 20, 2015, 22:40:24 pm
Quote from: JMiller on August 20, 2015, 09:21:28 am
I'll try that. Going to get  back after them monday or tuesday.

I did finally get one a while back. No idea how to photograph one of these fish when you're by yourself.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_2944_zpsxnbwgiwq.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_2944_zpsxnbwgiwq.jpg.html)


bd;0
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on August 20, 2015, 23:28:27 pm
Quote from: driver on August 20, 2015, 21:35:30 pm
Quote from: Grannyknot on August 20, 2015, 10:47:05 am
Quote from: RiverbumCO on August 20, 2015, 10:07:22 am
Im with J.  After mid June thru early september im not fishing for them anymore.


easier to find them in the dead of winter here in East TN.
water coming out of the damn is near freezing.  cricks coming into the river are warmer.  power plant pumps warm water into the river too.

BTW Granny. I got a truck thay will pull my boat over the mountains now. So....


BTW Jason. I got gas money.... and needs.... and a family who understands #mattandjasongotoknoxtown2015
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on August 21, 2015, 21:39:28 pm
We'll have to work something out when its prime.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JD on August 23, 2015, 15:22:36 pm
I've been up to the same stuff lately. I havn't had time to drive to the mountains. More scouting for hunting season, with dog and fly rod in tow. Nothing too crazy, just panfish when I get a chance. But it's good to catch a fish. On a side note, I have no point of reference for what a "Big" rock bass is, but this guy seems to fit that description.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on August 23, 2015, 15:47:08 pm
Good dog, fish and passionflower.  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on August 24, 2015, 06:11:48 am
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Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on August 24, 2015, 07:13:04 am
Where are all the bronze backs?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on August 24, 2015, 08:46:11 am
thats fresh  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Yallerhammer on August 24, 2015, 11:28:45 am
Good stuff, love the shore lunch, too!  V:;  Are some of those white perch?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on August 24, 2015, 12:32:57 pm
Whitey slayings and simmerings. Doin it righteous and proper there DG /'/
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on August 24, 2015, 21:11:21 pm
Damn good species choice there for lunch there. 

In another life, I shall try to be more like you.  I seem to be lacking the capability of pausing a moment to enjoy life.
Title: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 25, 2015, 18:10:28 pm
After seeing a South Fork TR on Instagram, I took a quick look at he gauge and headed on up to the newly opened Farmers Fishcamp Bridge. Nice job they did but they coulda put in some boat access.

Well the river was heavily stained by the recent rain and in three hours I only got one to hit the surface, so I bailed and stopped to take a few pics on the way home.(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/25/02eae6724eb0515b2edc0069bb9cf15c.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/25/74a6358a3a76a11f379cd827d3e7f1fd.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/25/c86cf3d96273cf10391da2b427d07813.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: themidge on August 25, 2015, 19:42:28 pm
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on August 25, 2015, 18:10:28 pm
After seeing a South Fork TR on Instagram, I took a quick look at he gauge and headed on up to the newly opened Farmers Fishcamp Bridge. Nice job they did but they coulda put in some boat access.

Well the river was heavily stained by the recent rain and in three hours I only got one to hit the surface, so I bailed and stopped to take a few pics on the way home.(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/25/02eae6724eb0515b2edc0069bb9cf15c.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/25/74a6358a3a76a11f379cd827d3e7f1fd.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/25/c86cf3d96273cf10391da2b427d07813.jpg)


That's real work right there folks. Curing tobacco....I live as far north in VA as you can grow tobacco, so it dwindles away as time and generations take over. I worked the tobacco fields, my Dad made me (I'm 26 yo) so I would know what "real work" is, because our cattle farm wasn't "real work". Fond memories looking back, as a middle schooler learning life lessons entirely too soon from a H1B1 Mexican in the 92 degree Southside VA heat.... Thanks for the picture, Woolly. White collar DC folks wouldn't know what hit them if they had to work like that.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 25, 2015, 20:20:19 pm
F(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/25/d5fdb4a2d9ae9cfccb528867665286af.jpg)

River shot. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on August 25, 2015, 21:25:30 pm

Quote from: themidge on August 25, 2015, 19:42:28 pm

That's real work right there folks. Curing tobacco....I live as far north in VA as you can grow tobacco, so it dwindles away as time and generations take over. I worked the tobacco fields, my Dad made me (I'm 26 yo) so I would know what "real work" is, because our cattle farm wasn't "real work". Fond memories looking back, as a middle schooler learning life lessons entirely too soon from a H1B1 Mexican in the 92 degree Southside VA heat.... Thanks for the picture, Woolly. White collar DC folks wouldn't know what hit them if they had to work like that.


I worked in a cotton mill in west central GA as a teenager for two summers.  That shit was rough.  I'd recommend all parents make their kids do that. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on August 25, 2015, 22:43:15 pm
Cotton mill? I worked at a gin during high school and college. Nothing could have helped me get my degree more
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on August 25, 2015, 23:02:25 pm
I'm more of a vodka man.

To continue the testosterone theme, my first job was filling a 12" square plywood box bin with builders sand and dumping it into a mixer for potting soil production. Full summer sun. All. Day. Long.
16 years old. The promise of beer, gasoline, 8 track tapes and a chance for pussy encouraged such endeavors.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Yallerhammer on August 26, 2015, 07:45:04 am
I grew up on a mountain farm growing burley tobacco, it's grueling work almost all year to get a crop of baccer. I don't miss it at all.

Doug, I remember feeling high-class when I got me a cassette converter that plugged into the 8-track player in my '70 Ford pickup.  ;D
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on August 26, 2015, 07:48:55 am
I worked mostly in this room called the carding room.  The cotton would come off the train in the rail-yard on the floor above, run through a debailer, then feed down vertically into these carding machines.  These machines would take the dirty cotton, clean it, and spool it up into workable material to be further spun down into thread.  My job was to take these machines apart, which were the size of a family sedan and clean them.  You would be covered in dirt and cotton husk to the point you were completely brown.  We did this on weekends during shutdown which was done every week.  They'd also shut down the a/c during this time to clean out the filter houses (yes the air filters were the size of houses), so needless to say it would get hot AF in there.  I made about twice they money per hour out of all my friends though so at the time I felt like it was a baller job. 

This mill burned down a few years ago.  I remember the gorgeous heart pine floors that were in it, a shame to have them lost like that.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on August 26, 2015, 08:10:30 am
Quote from: Yallerhammer on August 26, 2015, 07:45:04 am
Doug, I remember feeling high-class when I got me a cassette converter that plugged into the 8-track player in my '70 Ford pickup.  ;D


I up-graded to one of them at some point, too.
65 Dodge Dart GT. Styling.


Ben, that sounds delightful.  n!n
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: flatlander on August 26, 2015, 08:20:12 am
Ha...you guys are pussies!  Railroad construction kicked my ass when I was a kid.  There isn't anything in that business that weighs less than 200 lbs and you go home every day soaked in creosote. 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Aka on August 26, 2015, 08:25:51 am
16-18 hour days throwing a harpoon, shooting 200+ pound halibut in the face with a 410 and pulling them over the rail. Made $285 on my best day and I was 16.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: flatlander on August 26, 2015, 08:31:47 am
Quote from: AKAaron on August 26, 2015, 08:25:51 am
16-18 hour days throwing a harpoon, shooting 200+ pound halibut in the face with a 410 and pulling them over the rail. Made $285 on my best day and I was 16.


That actually sounds more like an adventure than work.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: benben reincarnated on August 26, 2015, 08:36:53 am
We should talk about now what gun would be better than a .410 for a shooting a halibut in the noggin.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Aka on August 26, 2015, 13:13:30 pm
Quote from: Flatlander on August 26, 2015, 08:31:47 am
Quote from: AKAaron on August 26, 2015, 08:25:51 am
16-18 hour days throwing a harpoon, shooting 200+ pound halibut in the face with a 410 and pulling them over the rail. Made $285 on my best day and I was 16.


That actually sounds more like an adventure than work.


Cap'n shot one that went over 285lbs off the line before I had a chance to harpoon it. We were in a 4-6 foot rolling swell and the fish started to drift off. I reached back, aimed and threw the 'poon. The dart buried into it's head and right then it came alive. I was left holding a 1/2" manila line with a 285lb halibut tail walking at the side of the boat. One of the coolest things I've seen.

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: tomato can on August 26, 2015, 15:52:45 pm
Quote from: themidge on August 25, 2015, 19:42:28 pm
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on August 25, 2015, 18:10:28 pm
After seeing a South Fork TR on Instagram, I took a quick look at he gauge and headed on up to the newly opened Farmers Fishcamp Bridge. Nice job they did but they coulda put in some boat access.

Well the river was heavily stained by the recent rain and in three hours I only got one to hit the surface, so I bailed and stopped to take a few pics on the way home.(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/25/02eae6724eb0515b2edc0069bb9cf15c.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/25/74a6358a3a76a11f379cd827d3e7f1fd.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/25/c86cf3d96273cf10391da2b427d07813.jpg)



I grew up priming flue cured tobacco in Franklin County, NC.   Picking each individual leaf when it was ripe. The first primings was hot and sticky, came out of them fields looking like a tar baby.  Got tobacco sickness one time and that was ruff... Taking out a barn of tobacco that was in order is heaven on earth also going to the auction was also a treat that my daughter will never know.  I do know they grew cigar leaf tobacco in PA and as far north as Mass.    We rarely planted burely tobacco and I did not mind it too much.
That's real work right there folks. Curing tobacco....I live as far north in VA as you can grow tobacco, so it dwindles away as time and generations take over. I worked the tobacco fields, my Dad made me (I'm 26 yo) so I would know what "real work" is, because our cattle farm wasn't "real work". Fond memories looking back, as a middle schooler learning life lessons entirely too soon from a H1B1 Mexican in the 92 degree Southside VA heat.... Thanks for the picture, Woolly. White collar DC folks wouldn't know what hit them if they had to work like that.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 29, 2015, 11:46:15 am

There are Garrrrr over thar....

Spork was planning to go chasing the gar with the tranny, we planned and got together this past Thursday to make the trip east. Strange prehistoric beast that are caught on rope flies, why the hell not. Spork worked the entire way to the river, he usually does this while driving, but it's a little more effieient when he doen't have to drive with his knees.

(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-1.jpg)

(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-2.jpg)

We got to the parking lot and mikey rolled in a few minutes later, with a sixer of Bud Diesels.
(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-3.jpg)

First things first...
(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-4.jpg)

(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-5.jpg)

Spork was looking for carp ...
(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-6.jpg)

Look over there....
(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-7.jpg)

Getting to work
(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-8.jpg)

Sharing the river with a couple of old birds that claimed the "hight water quality" of the river while they floated over our gar. "I hope one bites them on the arse."
(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-9.jpg)

Wading into a casting position
(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-10.jpg)

Location X
(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-11.jpg)

Getting to the fish
(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-12.jpg)

With refreshment
(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-13.jpg)

we did catch some bass and this little over achiever
Insert Mikey's Photo(s) <-;:
(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-14.jpg)

Wade a little deeper, 15 more feet on the cast and you got 'em
(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-15.jpg)

Brought this guy back from the river
(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/8/082715-16.jpg)

Hi-light reel
https://vimeo.com/137605719 (https://vimeo.com/137605719)




Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on August 29, 2015, 11:58:28 am
Ima take that swim today. Got gar on the brain.
Y'all don't be strangers now. cooling down will entice the bite on the arse. /'/
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 29, 2015, 16:18:29 pm
Quote from: Transylwader on August 29, 2015, 11:58:28 am
Ima take that swim today. Got gar on the brain.
Y'all don't be strangers now. cooling down will entice the bite on the arse. /'/


wanker :;!, my phone didn't ring n!n
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on August 29, 2015, 16:34:41 pm
Shall we do a gar tournament next year?

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 29, 2015, 17:17:09 pm

Quote from: Phallus in Wonderland on August 29, 2015, 16:34:41 pm
Shall we do a gar tournament next year?


BRFFF 2015 Fucking Fall Garrrrrrrrrr Tourney running now through Oct 31, 2015!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on August 29, 2015, 17:20:21 pm
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on August 29, 2015, 17:17:09 pm

Quote from: Phallus in Wonderland on August 29, 2015, 16:34:41 pm
Shall we do a gar tournament next year?


BRFFF 2015 Fucking Fall Garrrrrrrrrr Tourney running now through Oct 31, 2015!


No can do.  Have too many boy scout camping outings to attend.  Wife is going in for major surgery Sept 14.  Too much fucking work b';  Recession please!

We need to do this chit in June when the boney Piedmont flows have a bit more juice.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 29, 2015, 17:53:31 pm
Mikey says they are thick I raleightown right now

Hitch a ride and we will year ended up
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on August 30, 2015, 16:02:10 pm
Checked out a new spot for ole butthole mouth today..

Thought this was a sign that the fishing would be "HOT" today!

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/30/659d75f783c9ef515079d1bcdbb8508e.jpg) 

Well that wasnt the case. Did find a few fish, but most were small and wouldn't take. Probably won't be back to this spot for a while. Plenty of sign of Alamance County's finest citizens. Did run into two "classy" ladies on the trail laughing as the other one was puking.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/30/f918ecd4f8ff187d8eef2f5b93acf016.jpg)

There was some beauty to be found.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/30/2a6aeebb6fbf6617d9bd71b65e89a356.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/30/ba78c07e6aa59dc52ca435e03a64d1ba.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on August 30, 2015, 16:11:31 pm
One less minivan in the world ain't a bad thing.  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on August 30, 2015, 16:55:38 pm
Doug, ID on those two?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on August 30, 2015, 16:57:11 pm
Sadly, Alamance county is one the classiest counties in NC....well if one were to remove Burlington.

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on August 30, 2015, 17:16:52 pm
Quote from: driver on August 30, 2015, 16:55:38 pm
Doug, ID on those two?


Tall stalk, Cardinal Flower, Lobelia.
Vine, Small Red Morning Glory, Ipomea.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on August 30, 2015, 20:16:55 pm
Quote from: Phallus in Wonderland on August 30, 2015, 16:57:11 pm
Sadly, Alamance county is one the classiest counties in NC....well if one were to remove Burlington.


And Graham.  And Mebane.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Yallerhammer on August 31, 2015, 07:58:25 am
Hey, the Biscuitville in Mebane is the center of the known universe, at least since they shut down the A&M Grill.

Been deer hunting just outside of Mebane for the last 30 years or so.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: gamatt53 on August 31, 2015, 10:03:31 am
Been paying my dues figuring these fuckers out solo this summer on my new to me skiff. Things all finally came together yesterday after blowing tons of shots the past couple months. Maybe it was the experience finally paying off, maybe it was the cooler temps, or maybe it was because I was drinking piss Kirkland's brand light beer instead of good shit but I was finally able to stick 3 and land two.

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv171/gamatt53/carp%201_zpsbrk0kjzj.jpg) (http://s681.photobucket.com/user/gamatt53/media/carp%201_zpsbrk0kjzj.jpg.html)

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv171/gamatt53/carp%204_zpsdsobm0ox.jpg) (http://s681.photobucket.com/user/gamatt53/media/carp%204_zpsdsobm0ox.jpg.html)

Seem to be a lot around this same size with a few giants mixed in - my guess is due to stocking batches in this new reservoir by size class. All look like the same fish but not. Got one at 9am and another at 1PM.

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv171/gamatt53/carp2_zpsvyfprnex.jpg) (http://s681.photobucket.com/user/gamatt53/media/carp2_zpsvyfprnex.jpg.html)

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv171/gamatt53/carp%205%205_zpsuy7ekhhy.jpg) (http://s681.photobucket.com/user/gamatt53/media/carp%205%205_zpsuy7ekhhy.jpg.html)

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv171/gamatt53/carp203_zpsijjx7wp2.jpg) (http://s681.photobucket.com/user/gamatt53/media/carp203_zpsijjx7wp2.jpg.html)

Almost felt like fall out there and the water temp was back down to 80. Surprisingly the bass action was slow I blame it on being a transition time? Who knows. I even broke out the gear and didn't get shit
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on August 31, 2015, 10:11:40 am
 'c; Nice carpage!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on August 31, 2015, 10:12:08 am
I wish I had taken to boat for carp yesterday instead of wading. Lets see pics of the bote!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 31, 2015, 10:15:21 am
Kool Karpage!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 31, 2015, 10:17:55 am
@driver those cars burn up fast !
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on August 31, 2015, 10:30:35 am
Quote from: driver on August 31, 2015, 10:12:08 am
Lets see pics of the bote!


^This

Nice carp.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on August 31, 2015, 10:39:34 am
Errbudday be gittin carps, ceptin me. Fuck y'all much, but please, continue humoring me, I likes seeing them bronze bones bishes very much. I saw a few Saturday, one was a good tenner, others were small blokes. Hoovers move quickly on the Neusie, the current is swift and them fatties gotto keep up with the flows. I suspect a lead core leader and dank ass lead wrapped skrimp pattern will get in front of their Jolie face quicker than a stupid ass floating line/mono leader would. All in all, it's good to see that the locale isn't ass pounded by Dong and Sanchez this far down. Could be that the fuckers are skeerd of the deep water coz they can't swim? Or maybe they got their ass handed to them trying to fuck with a giant Neusie. No trash on the banks OR creek bed. Veddy fuckin mice!
After spending most of Saturday dealing with work related shit, I headed way down river, armed with a 6 & 8. Saw a lot of cool shit. Nesting bald eagles, ospreys catching fishes, herons pecking peckers, a few tarts floating in toobs, a shit ton of gars, big bass...
What really got my attention were two massive schlongnosers. One was easy 5' long, the other slightly bigger and as wide as my dizzamned thigh. Problem is the hole they reside in is over 10ft deep and to add to the demonic temple of boom, there's three massive downed trees right up against the deepest bank and this is exactly where the two bishes were hanging out. I laughed my ass off as two young kids were flating down in their canoe. I yelled at em, hey, shark alert, one kid almost flipped their douche canoe when he saw a biggun. Haha.
Im going to take the jonner and park off in the back eddy tomorrow, anchor up, go in with a chain saw, cut that fukkin tree branch that prevents a back cast and swing for em with a spray pole.
Been watching several gar vids on youtube. It appears these cheap fuckass bro guides from Ontario are using a dodgy as giddy up rig. A sz 1/0 hook with a treble stinger and the entire fly is basically cheap ass red/black marabou. I've never thrown a treble and really thinking it may be a means to an end. Rope flies with a stinger is my go to, but as of late, with the gars not really giving a fuck about the flies I am throwing, it's leading me further down the rabbit hole into GARbage thoughts of sticking one so big, it'll force me into retirement.
Keep your GARments on, bishes. There's 30 days left to stick one.
Oh, yeah, Spork/Keith, Im headed to the beach Friday, y'all can stay at the ranch, it's 20 minutes from Garville. Holla atcha boy.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on August 31, 2015, 10:45:55 am
 'c; Nice carpage!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: gamatt53 on August 31, 2015, 11:20:24 am
Quote from: Big J on August 31, 2015, 10:30:35 am
Quote from: driver on August 31, 2015, 10:12:08 am
Lets see pics of the bote!


^This

Nice carp.


Pics from the seller I had saved on my phone. 1996 16ft custom skiff made by a company from SC that went OB. Evinrude 48 SPL 2 stroke - will do 35mph with just me in it. Was just refloored and repainted and carbs looked clean so I pulled the trigger. I wanted something versatile and light with a shallow draft that I could use on the local lakes, coast, and maybe the roanoke in the spring and wasn't seeing much in my price range around here except older bass trackers and shit that needed a lot of work.  Figured I needed to go ahead and buy my toys now before things get real serious with the girlfriend who I just moved in with :laugh:

Not a fan of the rigging he put inside but not worrying about it for now. Has an igloo cooler seat in front of the console not pictured and eventually will get a yeti type cooler to put in the back open area for standing purposes. Doubt I ever do a platform but who knows. Already had to sink a couple hundred into rebuilding the tilt system  b'; that decided to start leaking two months after I got it.

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv171/gamatt53/random%20fish/boat3_zpsl0at7w8o.jpg) (http://s681.photobucket.com/user/gamatt53/media/random%20fish/boat3_zpsl0at7w8o.jpg.html)

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv171/gamatt53/random%20fish/boat1_zpsh7lafqys.jpg) (http://s681.photobucket.com/user/gamatt53/media/random%20fish/boat1_zpsh7lafqys.jpg.html)

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv171/gamatt53/random%20fish/boat2_zpsjipp3rnr.jpg) (http://s681.photobucket.com/user/gamatt53/media/random%20fish/boat2_zpsjipp3rnr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on August 31, 2015, 13:04:58 pm
Nice ride. Get rid of that foot controlled trolling motor. And get a wireless one or hand control. That will clear you deck up nicely.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on August 31, 2015, 15:04:19 pm

Tried out a new access from the kayak yesterday. Way too much flat, dead water, but not too many people and the scenery was worth it.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/2D6521B3-7C1B-4415-89F2-A38C0D9C52C9_zpsm8q7dvus.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/2D6521B3-7C1B-4415-89F2-A38C0D9C52C9_zpsm8q7dvus.jpg.html)

Started out looking for toothy fish, but didn't see any. Well we did, just not the ones we were looking for.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/8D8A6816-F142-443B-B7C7-A7FAAF15140C_zpsgxltarrf.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/8D8A6816-F142-443B-B7C7-A7FAAF15140C_zpsgxltarrf.jpg.html)

Monster.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/45FC3226-3C0F-48E0-BE94-DA5E50CA3EB6_zpslupz5zhd.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/45FC3226-3C0F-48E0-BE94-DA5E50CA3EB6_zpslupz5zhd.jpg.html)

They can't all be winners, can they?


(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/28B38560-8911-48FA-BAC4-043347CA8C11_zpsrczpaask.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/28B38560-8911-48FA-BAC4-043347CA8C11_zpsrczpaask.jpg.html)

Mmmmm.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/4CC3A107-B554-4FFE-B4D0-1384E89009E6_zpsngpb2qws.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/4CC3A107-B554-4FFE-B4D0-1384E89009E6_zpsngpb2qws.jpg.html)

Well it was worth it.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/EB15338B-87BF-4045-B9AB-817BECB99641_zpsa5dc2zwt.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/EB15338B-87BF-4045-B9AB-817BECB99641_zpsa5dc2zwt.jpg.html)

Mahalo.

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on August 31, 2015, 16:18:00 pm
FUK YEA GUYZ
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JWJ on August 31, 2015, 21:53:38 pm


www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2tLZnIIY8g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2tLZnIIY8g)


Haven't been out much [insert cliche excuse here]. There's really no excuse.

My buddy wanted to float for one last summer hoorah . FlynLow made the drive up from L'Burg. The river was boney, but the smallmouth were good to us. 

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0439_zpszvzwrsai.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0439_zpszvzwrsai.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0455_zps5ktjn8iv.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0455_zps5ktjn8iv.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0447_zpsbn46ua1u.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0447_zpsbn46ua1u.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0450-001_zpsm70gzmoc.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0450-001_zpsm70gzmoc.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0453_zpsbe0htprv.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0453_zpsbe0htprv.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0422_zpsxkzbbuvw.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0422_zpsxkzbbuvw.jpg.html)


Great to see the fish on the 'Doah doing well.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on September 01, 2015, 06:44:08 am
NF or SF.  I was told the NF got hit with another fish kill recently.  Dang nice smallie either way.

FlynLow,  Howdy neighbor.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 01, 2015, 15:27:58 pm


enticed by the low flow on the Yadkin, I headed up to the shoals access in East Bend. I was rigging up the rod and the park ranger pulls in. We talk for a while, then he ask to see my license. I thought it was in a vest pocket, but after looking in all 50 of them, I was about to offer my drivers license, when I saw that I had all of my fishing licenses stuffed into my wallet. When, it was current... That NC Wildlife email reminder works...  -0-

I headed off down the trail to the river and stopped along the way to photograph the mushrooms that were on the edge of the path.   


I tried top water for a while then switched to a clouser. Nothing was working, I think the fish must have been over in the main channel in the deeper hole. I sill think the best way to fish this section is out of a kayak or toon. The think mats of hydrilla made the wading difficult. In the two hours that I worked the water, I didn't even get a bump. The sun was heating up the day and I called it quits...  d:b


(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/yadkin.jpg)


(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/090115-1.jpg)


(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/090115-2.jpg)


(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/090115-3.jpg)


(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/090115-4.jpg)


(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/090115-5.jpg)


(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/090115-6.jpg)


(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/090115-7.jpg)





Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on September 01, 2015, 21:41:58 pm
Let's float her in Oct.  You will be pleasantly surprised at how well this girl performs once you get down past the sknny.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on September 02, 2015, 08:25:38 am
Quote from: Phallus in Wonderland on September 01, 2015, 21:41:58 pm
Let's float her in Oct.  You will be pleasantly surprised at how well this girl performs once you get down past the sknny.

I'd be into this.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 02, 2015, 11:04:02 am
I'm down for a float, actually would go sooner if I had a shuttle
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: OldDominionAngler on September 02, 2015, 12:41:17 pm
That is a pig JWJ. I've been allotting all my free time to the Potomac and tribs this year so I haven't made down there. 

Similar thought, it'd be neat to put together a weekend of fishing/bluegrass on the SF when the Watermelon Park Fest is going on.  Timing doesn't work for me this year, maybe a BRFFF trip next year?

http://www.watermelonparkfest.com/ (http://www.watermelonparkfest.com/)

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: themidge on September 02, 2015, 13:29:54 pm
Quote from: OldDominionAngler on September 02, 2015, 12:41:17 pm
That is a pig JWJ. I've been allotting all my free time to the Potomac and tribs this year so I haven't made down there. 

Similar thought, it'd be neat to put together a weekend of fishing/bluegrass on the SF when the Watermelon Park Fest is going on.  Timing doesn't work for me this year, maybe a BRFFF trip next year?

http://www.watermelonparkfest.com/ (http://www.watermelonparkfest.com/)


Definitely.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JWJ on September 02, 2015, 13:42:15 pm
Quote from: OldDominionAngler on September 02, 2015, 12:41:17 pm
That is a pig JWJ. I've been allotting all my free time to the Potomac and tribs this year so I haven't made down there. 

Similar thought, it'd be neat to put together a weekend of fishing/bluegrass on the SF when the Watermelon Park Fest is going on.  Timing doesn't work for me this year, maybe a BRFFF trip next year?

http://www.watermelonparkfest.com/ (http://www.watermelonparkfest.com/)


It was a good day.

That would be awesome.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on September 04, 2015, 08:01:49 am
I want a new thread for Gamatts new boat.
Title: Sorry County smallie rivers
Post by: Onslow on September 04, 2015, 19:27:43 pm


I wanted to hit some water near G's house yesterday after work.  Thunderstorms were problematic.  Retreated back to the Yaddy for some skinny water action at Burch Landing.  Caught a few punes, and spotted a pod of Koi.  To hell with skinny water on the Y.

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b498/mrpossumtail/20150902_154447_zpsieva4uty.jpg)

Today, I was determined to hit some water near G mans backyard.  No sooner had I scooted up the river a bit, the fireworks started

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b498/mrpossumtail/20150904_142440_zpstdwcsuwx.jpg)

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b498/mrpossumtail/20150904_143700_zpsqul0z2dx.jpg)

Headed back down to the truck and noted the thunderstorms were somewhat diminished.  I wasn't ready to head home, so I set forth down the river a bit, and hooked up with this 17.5 incher 100 yds from the bridge.

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b498/mrpossumtail/20150904_152153_zpsbkpzj3uf.jpg)

Also caught a largemouth, and a spot.  Sorry County black bass slam, bitches.

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on September 04, 2015, 20:56:38 pm
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Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 04, 2015, 21:04:54 pm
Nice bass phallus and nice copperhead drifts
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on September 05, 2015, 11:48:09 am
Good shit phallus. It's terrible I have never fished that river
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on September 06, 2015, 10:31:53 am

http://youtu.be/DLOth-BuCNY (http://youtu.be/DLOth-BuCNY)

Have a buddy who said the night time musky bite was hot right now.  We hit it hard from 8 pm to 3 am with nothing more to show for our efforts except a craw fish claw and a ticket.  We flipped off the back boat light for 1 minute total and there was a game warden sitting in a kayak at 2 am.  Warden saw we had it on the whole night except for a short bit but still wrote him up.  Game Warden gets award for the year for dedication I'll say that.

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/IMG_3613_zpsjjbsauen.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/IMG_3613_zpsjjbsauen.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/IMG_3617_zpsgrcofehj.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/IMG_3617_zpsgrcofehj.jpg.html)

I've got serious boat envy with my friends boat.  Homemade boat made custom from an old F150 truck.  V:;

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/IMG_3622_zpsl5f9sn8y.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/IMG_3622_zpsl5f9sn8y.jpg.html)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m144/BigJSV2/535307E4-EB9E-4E78-8E1D-F2DEB902F758_zpshbvdjt8d.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/BigJSV2/media/535307E4-EB9E-4E78-8E1D-F2DEB902F758_zpshbvdjt8d.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on September 06, 2015, 12:16:07 pm
You ain't right, boy.  :laugh:
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on September 09, 2015, 16:39:59 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/09/250fcbff184fa5a667ce664bdfd18824.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/09/76890eeb1dd609cc68cf0686ce03a1f6.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/09/3d04fc7b915fec79de926d4996611903.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/09/09e66391c61464fe37a54f93c5c26c7c.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/09/4e1e1e435c6398fc2911d924f883c3f7.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/09/5a25c90a249c59c22348a34a10061426.jpg)smallie bite was hot today...all dinks...but I'm good with it
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on September 09, 2015, 16:41:13 pm
Drove by your shop today and saw your vehicle gone.  Figured you were on the river somewhere.  Berry Nice
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Yallerhammer on September 10, 2015, 18:19:50 pm
Went back down to the backyard river the other morning. Fish were tearing it up, caught them on top, on the bottom, and everywhere in between. No huge ones, but dinks and one-pounders were hitting about every other cast for a couple hours, plenty enough for some fun with a 3-weight. I did hang one that looked to be about three pounds, but he jumped about a foot out of the water, spit my wiggle minner back at me, and went on about his business. Plenty of rock bass and redbreasts too, even caught one little largemouth (which is rare for this river,) and one foot-long horneyhead that didn't want his picture taken. Good way to spend the morning.

Photodump:
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on September 10, 2015, 20:08:00 pm
Ain't nothing wrong with that action!  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: croaker on September 10, 2015, 20:16:12 pm
Looks like a good urn from here!   'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on September 11, 2015, 08:01:31 am
Very nice
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on September 11, 2015, 10:12:01 am
Lots o fun on a 3 wt y;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Stone-Man on September 11, 2015, 10:43:12 am
Helluva day --------Hammer     'c;

  JT
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: gamatt53 on September 14, 2015, 00:02:32 am
Got back out on the lake Saturday morning for a couple hours before CFB started up. Feel like I am starting to figure out this carp thing; hooked 4 landed 2.


(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv171/gamatt53/random%20fish/photo%201_zpssqbmnpro.jpg) (http://s681.photobucket.com/user/gamatt53/media/random%20fish/photo%201_zpssqbmnpro.jpg.html)

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv171/gamatt53/random%20fish/photo%202_zpsxbamryut.jpg) (http://s681.photobucket.com/user/gamatt53/media/random%20fish/photo%202_zpsxbamryut.jpg.html)

bass bycatch. Was cruising a bank with the TM dragging the fly behind and this guy hit it. Can't seem to catch any bass lately actually targeting them. Most of the bass guys seemed to be fishing deep offshore really slowly  :;!

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv171/gamatt53/random%20fish/photo%203_zps1qij53mk.jpg) (http://s681.photobucket.com/user/gamatt53/media/random%20fish/photo%203_zps1qij53mk.jpg.html)

Spent about an hour running and gunning to various spots and got this guy after blowing up a few fish with bad casts or bad boat positioning.

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv171/gamatt53/random%20fish/photo%204_zps1xxwtdx4.jpg) (http://s681.photobucket.com/user/gamatt53/media/random%20fish/photo%204_zps1xxwtdx4.jpg.html)

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv171/gamatt53/random%20fish/photo%205_zpstloaikj4.jpg) (http://s681.photobucket.com/user/gamatt53/media/random%20fish/photo%205_zpstloaikj4.jpg.html)

Hooked two more after that but both came unbuttoned. Not a bad way to spend a morning
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on September 14, 2015, 08:48:40 am
hell of a morning guy
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on September 14, 2015, 11:01:06 am
Not to shabby.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Yallerhammer on September 14, 2015, 12:10:05 pm
Nice carps!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 14, 2015, 16:14:05 pm
Y'all sux!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on September 15, 2015, 04:25:43 am
I wants a carp  /'/
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on September 15, 2015, 04:47:23 am
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/9db780f80d59dd30093d0dce4c3cb45b.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/5c0fbee8df26def5089fbb152e95524f.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/708d2a63ae5e4b6b072db9c35db7c83a.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/19db53e2796eab1be386ed8854116701.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/1a39ef92beb9004b3698c9fc2c4df7c5.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/4ec5c4b4d828a9f0310101087c52972c.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/fb1b763a796646035fff10f53944f94c.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/3e37df297a0d859c573e547175ddf40f.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/2f2ad3e40ef8058303134dc548ddc36d.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/623c9d12dd1343a4e7076b28ce24a390.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on September 15, 2015, 06:38:16 am
Damn, Dave.  'c;
Getting all photog on us.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on September 15, 2015, 07:19:29 am
The sight of ironweed and river bass always make me smile.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Yallerhammer on September 15, 2015, 08:02:26 am
Good stuff!  'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on September 15, 2015, 13:55:00 pm
What? Where was Phil???
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on September 15, 2015, 20:04:18 pm
Hit tha river again today...caught several small jaws(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/06156d0b4a1812362641ee4ba5fdf2c7.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/b08e6219b22a42be211fd0cc2cb095aa.jpg)saw some weird flower shit grow'n on an island (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/44f4b05eabfdc1662ed8288e58b77b65.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/de8272cc2c08c5d9b6fbad247a573bab.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/6eb18e79d7c05b1ca176dec91d0eba37.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/688fb51b87267f64491ef52eebd7ea60.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/e7596f8cb529c733e52601b409dd566e.jpg)after throwing that unexpected catch back in...hooked into a monster striper to my surprise...of course he busted up my shit and left me standing there flabbergasted! (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/693f56188a5583b26874376c0df37233.jpg)preggers with BLL.(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/15/5eeea4e67dac82a8b33795cd39252506.jpg)spent better part of an hour swat'n at some annoying fly...turned out it was just a jumping spider that would jump every time I swatted at em...bastard
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on September 15, 2015, 23:50:45 pm
super arty
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: gamatt53 on September 16, 2015, 07:58:17 am
Really like the diversity in that River. You starting or ending at BN?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on September 16, 2015, 08:00:37 am
Quite a few residential stripers in there.   Good stuff.  V:;

Now you need to figure them out in the stretch we talked about on the phone.
Title: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 16, 2015, 18:19:59 pm
Got a bunch of wigglers from Mr. Overbrook and the were just sitting in the box talking to me....
Headed up the road a bit and worked them for a while this morning... Puneville was all I saw... eager over achievers but it beats working.
I was back "in the office" by 2.

(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/091615-1.jpg)

(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/091615-2.jpg)

(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/091615-3.jpg)

(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/091615-4.jpg)

(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/091615-5.jpg)

(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/091615-6.jpg)

(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/091615-7.jpg)

(http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2015/9/091615-8.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/16/f9964ea246cd020c6980362df2238b10.jpg) where the rednecks live

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/16/ccedcf7c66ab106a6290db0902828cbd.jpg)


Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on September 17, 2015, 04:38:44 am
Yo Matt...ending in Altavista /'/
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on September 17, 2015, 04:43:34 am
Woolly... is there a place we can put in and then take out in that stretch?  /'/
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Yallerhammer on September 17, 2015, 07:52:38 am
Drifts, I don't think I've ever released a walleye. Those guys go home with me.  ;D
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on September 17, 2015, 08:06:19 am
Quote from: Yallerhammer on September 17, 2015, 07:52:38 am
Drifts, I don't think I've ever released a walleye. Those guys go home with me.  ;D

That's a sauger
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Grannyknot on September 17, 2015, 09:10:05 am
Quote from: wildmttrout on September 17, 2015, 08:06:19 am
Quote from: Yallerhammer on September 17, 2015, 07:52:38 am
Drifts, I don't think I've ever released a walleye. Those guys go home with me.  ;D

That's a sauger


'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Yallerhammer on September 17, 2015, 14:05:14 pm
Quote from: wildmttrout on September 17, 2015, 08:06:19 am
Quote from: Yallerhammer on September 17, 2015, 07:52:38 am
Drifts, I don't think I've ever released a walleye. Those guys go home with me.  ;D

That's a sauger


I stand corrected. Didn't notice all the blotches.  'c; They're delicious too, though. Used to have a good sauger run on the lower Pigeon near here, haven't seen hardly any in later years.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on September 17, 2015, 16:58:31 pm


Loaded up the 'yak and went fishing this morning.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_3180_zpsiiyoocli.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_3180_zpsiiyoocli.jpg.html)

The way upstream was a real drag.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_3171_zpsfyi1phxj.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_3171_zpsfyi1phxj.jpg.html)

Made me thirsty.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_3173_zpsm16awkcc.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_3173_zpsm16awkcc.jpg.html)

Was it worth it?

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_3174_zpsyj0sfv5v.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_3174_zpsyj0sfv5v.jpg.html)

Yep.

(http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/t521/Millerj87/IMG_3175_zpspmyt96qx.jpg) (http://s1312.photobucket.com/user/Millerj87/media/IMG_3175_zpspmyt96qx.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Stone-Man on September 17, 2015, 17:10:38 pm
Gotta love a musky  !!! 'c;  How was the dove hunt after I left

  JT
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 17, 2015, 17:50:03 pm
Quote from: DRIFTS on September 17, 2015, 04:43:34 am
Woolly... is there a place we can put in and then take out in that stretch?  /'/


@DRIFTS , I'll check, it "looks" like there might be a take out about 6 miles downstream at rt 100, but I can't tell just by looking at google maps. https://www.google.com/maps/@36.9177072,-80.8063111,17.77z (https://www.google.com/maps/@36.9177072,-80.8063111,17.77z) maybe @wildmttrout knows something useful
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on September 17, 2015, 17:51:04 pm
Cool
Title: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 17, 2015, 17:52:34 pm
Also there IS a ramp about 6 miles above Foster Falls in Austinville and then take out just above the falls V:;

that looks to be about a 4 miler
But it would be nice to have some more water !
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on September 17, 2015, 19:46:51 pm
Man that is a baby.  How long was it?  How you like casting that big rod from a kayak?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Yallerhammer on September 17, 2015, 21:33:51 pm
A musky is always worth it. I have never caught one on a fly rod.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on September 18, 2015, 09:14:43 am
JT, I never got back down to the Doves. Been covered up at work. Sounds like it was a good time as usual though.

Big J, I didn't measure it but Im gonna say 25" give or take. Casting from the kayak is no problem at all. I dont even think about balancing. Im sure Ill fall in one of these days. One thing Ive got to keep in mind is to try and make shorter casts, because if you lay out 70 feet of line and a fish hits the fly right away, it's hard/not possible to get a solid hook set with the line stretch and movement of the boat. Lost a good one yesterday for that very reason.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on September 18, 2015, 17:31:27 pm
Looks like some pretty small water for the musk.  I could get down with some of that.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on September 18, 2015, 18:30:08 pm
Purty fish....purty reel
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on September 19, 2015, 20:27:57 pm
A pal of mine had been riding my ass to float some stuff since relocating due to promotion.  Jeff left is gig in Raleigh, and is now resident of Kernersville, and the tech manager for the entire Belews power plant 'c;.  He wanted to meet at Shoals @ 6, but I wasn't feeling it.

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b498/mrpossumtail/20150919_055139_zpskfhulwsb.jpg)

After fixing some and consuming some grub fit for a trailer park redneck, rolled in at the take out at 7.45

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b498/mrpossumtail/20150919_073942_zpsukpqui0q.jpg)

The gate at the put in is shockingly effective.  It has no hinges or locks.  Wasn't posted so we helped ourselves.

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b498/mrpossumtail/20150919_090106_zpskvotztmu.jpg)

Jeff managed to catch three spotted bass before I even had my flyrods strung up.  After 10, the fishing sucked.

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b498/mrpossumtail/7d7bcac9-cffd-4212-8417-c62c766afd21_zpstgltwcwd.jpg)

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b498/mrpossumtail/20150919_094800_zpstfnwl2vz.jpg)

The spots were hot for Jeff's spinnerbait.  Tried to coax em with this baitfish pattern, but no dice.

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b498/mrpossumtail/20150919_104851_zpssajf6ekn.jpg)

Largest specimen of the day.

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b498/mrpossumtail/20150919_112404_zpstegibuz1.jpg)

The kind of water above is what is producing the larger fish. We burned through some nice spots in haste due to our need to vacate the river by 1.30.  Some popular sections have been overtaken by weeds and conditions, horrid.  I had so looked forward to hammering the shit out of this river during these low water conditions, and now I have to contend with this crapola.  Less weeds in the deeper narrower sections between Roaring River downstream to the Mitchell River.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on September 20, 2015, 20:27:34 pm
Phall, the water at my home front is terrible. It looks as if the river surface is carpeted.  Not very far upstream is much better.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JWJ on September 21, 2015, 10:01:55 am


! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKbUl5o2h08#)


Made it out for another last hurrah of the summer. After some research and a few phone calls we found a stretch of river that might have enough water to bounce down. It wasn't close to home.

Fishing was sporadic, no consistency, and fish were spread out everywhere. Many brews were consumed and the brown likkher' was passed around. Landed a nice fish on a bug right before the take out. It was just the medicine needed to help the ease the pain that comes with the realization that a another summer in the books.



(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0478_zpsum70wtwa.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0478_zpsum70wtwa.jpg.html)



(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0488_zps2re8heza.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0488_zps2re8heza.jpg.html)



(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0486_zpskzzitml0.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0486_zpskzzitml0.jpg.html)



(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0487_zps6xrfrjzk.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0487_zps6xrfrjzk.jpg.html)



(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0484_zpsizbz3by9.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0484_zpsizbz3by9.jpg.html)



(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0490_zpsfxqrt0cu.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0490_zpsfxqrt0cu.jpg.html)



I'm alright with Fall.






Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on September 21, 2015, 10:38:05 am


West Virginny......nice.


(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p543/jasonpreslar/f7b09955556d94c3ed431c567cb6ba1c_zpshra9w9ve.jpg) (http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/jasonpreslar/media/f7b09955556d94c3ed431c567cb6ba1c_zpshra9w9ve.jpg.html)

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p543/jasonpreslar/e0f9c30642dbd51afdb89e82dc08c14b_zpswwscfgzn.jpg) (http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/jasonpreslar/media/e0f9c30642dbd51afdb89e82dc08c14b_zpswwscfgzn.jpg.html)

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p543/jasonpreslar/660747c3b214667659f01dc418607b3a_zpstlxgzpjr.jpg) (http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/jasonpreslar/media/660747c3b214667659f01dc418607b3a_zpstlxgzpjr.jpg.html)

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p543/jasonpreslar/4e047c9dab8de2f657424b9e3bf98ad9_zpsscgaq0gt.jpg) (http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/jasonpreslar/media/4e047c9dab8de2f657424b9e3bf98ad9_zpsscgaq0gt.jpg.html)

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p543/jasonpreslar/c523e35327a5a08c42125bb981a508dd_zpsw8pzcca3.jpg) (http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/jasonpreslar/media/c523e35327a5a08c42125bb981a508dd_zpsw8pzcca3.jpg.html)

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p543/jasonpreslar/784ca530fa133d1e465018468e3f9f37_zpsg6aivuhs.jpg) (http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/jasonpreslar/media/784ca530fa133d1e465018468e3f9f37_zpsg6aivuhs.jpg.html)

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p543/jasonpreslar/01dbc4ca6b05e066f2063b34c2ee3ba2_zpsdu33pec3.jpg) (http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/jasonpreslar/media/01dbc4ca6b05e066f2063b34c2ee3ba2_zpsdu33pec3.jpg.html)

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p543/jasonpreslar/70fdd6a89bc4ce127a0bc6caac0dc989_zpsxd9enbsg.jpg) (http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/jasonpreslar/media/70fdd6a89bc4ce127a0bc6caac0dc989_zpsxd9enbsg.jpg.html)

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p543/jasonpreslar/5a69d5481dac1700f8d94067813713e7_zpszvdgdysn.jpg) (http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/jasonpreslar/media/5a69d5481dac1700f8d94067813713e7_zpszvdgdysn.jpg.html)

(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p543/jasonpreslar/97d98021d88400ef73675565cf19d700_zpsioammcvz.jpg) (http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/jasonpreslar/media/97d98021d88400ef73675565cf19d700_zpsioammcvz.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on September 21, 2015, 11:15:13 am
Strong closing efforts there, fellers.  'c;   -0-
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on September 21, 2015, 11:29:13 am
Hell yeah V:; bd;0
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: OldDominionAngler on September 21, 2015, 12:48:15 pm

Damn good stuff all around. 

Air was crisp on Sunday morning, got up early to hit a farm pond.  Reports of large, large bass in this pond.  No record breakers but action was none stop ticking an olive and yellow crawdad along the bottom, including what I think the first crappie I've ever caught.

(http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/i-tsw2cxD/0/M/IMG_2624-M.jpg) (http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/i-tsw2cxD/A)

(http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/i-rMzDGrH/0/M/IMG_2623-M.jpg) (http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/i-rMzDGrH/A)

(http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/i-Z6kC2CS/0/M/IMG_2622-M.jpg) (http://olddominionangler.smugmug.com/Other/Fishing/i-Z6kC2CS/A)

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Yallerhammer on September 21, 2015, 15:10:20 pm
Hell yeah, nice fish, fellas! :clap:
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on September 21, 2015, 23:12:50 pm
let's keep this goin til Dec 31st
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: TheYiman on September 29, 2015, 14:41:37 pm
I hadn't done much Smallmouth fishing this Summer, so as Fall approaches, I figured I needed to get out and try to catch a nice one before my attention turns to the toothy critters again.

As my buddy and I walked down to the creek, I said, "I just want to catch one over 15 inches."

Third cast, done. 17".

(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/mt45442/12087231_10207758669834156_3813656231937551417_o_zpsh5yt8nwt.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/mt45442/media/12087231_10207758669834156_3813656231937551417_o_zpsh5yt8nwt.jpg.html)

I had tied the fly less than 12 hours prior, just a little chartreuse baitfish. My buddy broke off a real pig on 12lb tippet. He was fishing this fly he calls the "Spineless Minnow". It has a really great crankbait-style action when stripped.

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on September 29, 2015, 15:33:48 pm
 'c;
That's a purdy fish.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 09, 2015, 14:49:55 pm
Muskie time again(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/09/35670420574d5341a58bdac041e53e0d.jpg)Hit the river early for first muskie trip of fall.(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/09/c61d719393000d7bff99a1aff43836bd.jpg)new beer sticker for cooler!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/09/c276a8135ea702909755f7aa1f09cf0c.jpg)rock slid from last week's monsoon (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/09/1932c13892de46aebdeb6a331f1f783d.jpg)Phill inspecting Matt's flies(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/09/1fdfde699cfbcdbcae4beaf2aa604794.jpg)it seemed to work well(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/09/1b8dbf8082e81dc20fac042cd9589b3d.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/09/5183c55586c6476dc4cee98e7eca13b1.jpg)Phill coached me through the landing of my own!!!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/09/31801d8c99f210e15fb7d9b75720e3f2.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/09/a29573acf83bbbf9bcc574b168fff612.jpg)Thanks Phill
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on October 09, 2015, 14:58:01 pm
Dave is starting off hot.  -0-
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on October 09, 2015, 15:02:24 pm
My phone never rang.  I couldn't of fished. But my phone never rang.

Nice fishes.  Looks like the water is back to fishable up there.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: TheYiman on October 09, 2015, 21:21:52 pm
Hot damn!  It's musky time.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on October 11, 2015, 10:53:14 am
Wednesday, the water came down enough to the right level to catch some active bucket mouths.
Fish were smaller than I was expecting. But they're fish.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_KEPKvxwFUzDHZf9Xt4SQyQWpa7Wsn-0pdiFyOoDWFLUgDydKxYSiBk2z0pKjHPwGJxjJp5WINbm0XffrOluI_5NCFU7V9y2dK4DHXdHCsjLsEEBao1IpbZ46L7Eg98hpD6AR3Fd_1zIywtLEHjzGWOdwTSVuzUDrFIkdzhvZZSTbuzErP5P2FeaEd13JARi9LIvWjWH3zheXLS9pwsJH5yjfk5sH8NIjsTU-KB_VD7sI5c1FQZEUC1sxVBFuvsiKGYYa_go5Hmcu5KM9yi46MQy-Tzhi6D5x9ZN6xXmG_oYu2eoEiOg-VVPBPXUKsulQpimzhVxgj6yzX7bAyn_PGTOXHgRRyWdarhm4GE4UcERkgq7YH7_QTOM_sPee5lYrCMyiEPCS1HlzhnnOo3f_aPG4kYt0X3B43CK1yXc0dlg7Ub0mRN-hUR_wkhir7vBb8qjlU9si49KC293r3CHBVrGpQ1CMFkdHRoN1Ro1OrWtqVJgIiX6EsLmsT53OKm8UgZE2BqgpDWMmrEBivd1oKkqk5XJfMfPJDWBUm4L76s=w640-h480-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pnvPD6NocmDhmzUFDGuhS8-UGJsz2p_Nx1s8U7127FMguVZYmFHTE2-yc88YPNNsUipoj5MbYFKVhihhpC3AgT892GI2dXuFy9J6L6sai_hjtIPfOEiMvBx8yHAewL_ilucD2eYg8WpFhvw9WtN97CScMUVm3E6CT2-Maev7GzIi3pIZ7CccGJ2diRLQRlvEKtFYSaeFMlzaaqRfLqUJQ64bHzsokKuyy2rCzrQU_xIWez5VwqoAJzCZEOrj1p8dUNP73ORgz7mAbrsBRRgNqCraa4MKmUckzFn-PrxU4VfHKspfvuyNE3d85rO8SlkHT2ttCvTf1jpS3iy5Ejv3FxIATsKGAJgn8J6bh0sHg2km_Bw2D_8JR4nNDIvwuBJ1msSoWygP57qvnK-Vfrw7afvZ_m1w-L-9HB9fSYf_WSeRiVAb6fT870E5qRXurA4SX56RpkWP8aSGT1wIJmmC12kMKrJqERPSETHcrhwp3Kg5Wx0y8tUG_edDgzBj_tunzn-ggzsRXJGgg2zyARcjx6TuNIysDYdXk2msL_Xx0cM=w640-h480-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FLZrQqkltm_g2FBOuS8J0Jx9EZy022Jl5FsQOmAoi_qpiQc0UMMg0d_8rgk-WvJA7cIwZdMdOtHhKH-B6bcVXLgpt55JI-lVp1PGLd9kYrZFBBSwk4vThV_aOiMBVTdelZMjmHZCLWL_DJqL1UJ31VJFNdJjitVmM8E6Wfu-ztGZ1I3II67FaZA3kHLFGfkrxDUxExIHEQKMOGtxeBkd3TW6AwHmxUdMUicP2-KkqgtoCef4HZjW7gJ1vFQrzamItai3gn5U1SwvVaYlEbtgW8taWf5YbTDQ3dtGM6CaCUBU_pxzHUNApcdXsmXmdJuEgWO1Lf2qmruqFhvJmW1_rsxa3xiDsicmkw-zz4ZxihiuiIup5oB5BDjKu-yhLGcHJzCFv3t2nhd3urLsoyq8K7HFpOSIMJxGZjdqq0r45c3z-_rxpH-JcLwNNQvya-CRv39jvud6cDox5MAkg3kiuTQ8ROmc7Su1ujatF0WPQ3CutieIDrxSmADpCv_OliB8Y5A4ffYh_NwrI9g2h81TjXag0nKW7STXqKjthKDJSLE=w480-h640-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/AROjFOPMjFsbzUKHG1u6n6mDv2U55Y1V1QPdHR3RvxkXemm3Hgxm3HVjBZCLEogD_ze0wQ345vdPh0ERiGjvOrSyhAAR2-j8JQbhdMj4faQdDCYY16WqwOlPqvpwuAAs-Wx1IN-um6IsZjpz7Emtefnk4UH7KnlzfwNAeN5OwNRAyfsjT0hvzpbsyA93d2pIqbA7UtClakHo_8bgrOFDdQ-xZKxyKLrvbgTrrDRejEZ7TspmS2GQAEh16D7c0RIx-U0OxgufvhA48UKkWSt54oN1TkZQ1ihJPn_xw9WOwWK5RR7dgUGJopqTpqA4FwOY7-tC4X0UI_v7T5ekfZZp_vLKy19XL11_p-2mGz_7Nx6lGwtGnj6XgBGUSIQ_xHkxl5xglXbRpGzxXwHxckZEX1e-nH1oDmDKhUR3jkkLx8KSvukNGriGE5SFHKqAYE_4vVkykEPqceXP6echkHpmkt4SwWjohoZtCC2Srdg7v0COWFE79agC5bajkUB_aXrUlzDFL-04ZeA5mm25JDv1Hj3X-Xs2Y4Tvy1ZHezZuzWM=w480-h640-no)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on October 12, 2015, 22:37:45 pm
Nice boat!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 18, 2015, 12:18:08 pm
oh hell yeah! (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/18/ee94634d33665aa69470f874040767e3.jpg)long ass musky float...Gotta hit it early...still got caught in the dark(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/18/ae1ecccd7b82fbd6bab2b4ebac29840d.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/18/9f52d4e34d85635f5db6a4a1c92b1b7c.jpg)a little on the small side...but the first one I ever had tail walk when I applied some heat
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on October 18, 2015, 20:48:36 pm
 bd;0 All hail dave
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on October 19, 2015, 08:08:07 am
Dave you da man.   V:;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on October 20, 2015, 09:47:35 am
Wake up, put the boat in, catch a musky.

Just a normal day for Drifts. y;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 12:28:16 pm
Here little muskie...i got candy...would you like a little candy(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/c940fe17de3735f61626fe4ad762b2dc.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 13:09:56 pm
had a follow, had a swallow...shit seemed to be going on....fishing app say it should suck about now (1pm)  thoughts...
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 13:17:53 pm
Man!!!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/75c7eab0792c1f6419a21e89aac15407.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 13:21:31 pm
Son o bitch(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/7ba906e9cae4c792f6646bdff419af7c.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on October 23, 2015, 13:22:10 pm
Good ole downtown.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 13:27:28 pm
For God's sake!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/524e066439e07b4b09de28a03f0eddda.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 13:58:06 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/ce9ab74fb2004452fd5bff11eb6e9883.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 14:14:20 pm
Got to be big foot!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/84b54af7ee4fc6fbb2dfb99df8241450.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 14:15:01 pm
cougar?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 14:21:26 pm
snail trail(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/70c6abc5daaac3ccc559e56616e15f2c.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on October 23, 2015, 14:22:16 pm
I'm enjoying the live stream updates from my desk. Please carry on.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on October 23, 2015, 14:23:09 pm
Getting sick of catching foot apparel and decided to walk the sand bar? 
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 14:28:24 pm
Fall colors finally starting to show...ho's(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/3e002e373e810e80daa9b04a25e6c7ac.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 14:31:11 pm
Help...I'm falling in(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/33f5774f3bb8dce792a7068081b021a8.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on October 23, 2015, 15:02:22 pm
Wish I was there
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 15:07:26 pm
jis chillin...(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/0c1b6fea0cf0bb246e7e5586a6270907.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 15:17:45 pm
I'm telln ya...shit's for real!!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 15:18:40 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/0d0f5654eca1798b7ac262e9925e3e26.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 15:19:39 pm
that ain't no hokes
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 15:36:02 pm
bitches...!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 15:44:16 pm
just mi$$ed em!!!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/dfaa48a36f3e699098d0823d784b2027.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 15:56:43 pm
desert...after Burgers! $!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/1281a92e843c8f47f192bec43509033c.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 15:58:18 pm
oh yeah...bitches.....burger time !!! Hell yeah!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 16:05:25 pm
That's right!!!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/5a8415668bf914646eb8f6564e18f68c.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 16:21:24 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/6e789e3b47df40c7982950bd235c3789.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/d7b37254b33bf76cb3ac90ce00bee3cb.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 16:24:45 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/0a10583a88ce1aa3d7fdc9386368a5fa.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/3af26d38d6e40e43844031049f08d708.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 16:42:03 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/5b7944bbd59a162ce70a6f8c70b66467.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 17:00:19 pm
Happy Halloween Bitches(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/d7615213d71276de65549c3639412f04.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on October 23, 2015, 17:29:28 pm
Slow day. Eh? Well atleast you caught a buzz.. if that is possible off BLL
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 17:51:39 pm
Done
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 17:52:41 pm
Toasted
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 23, 2015, 17:53:29 pm
Outa here
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: themidge on October 24, 2015, 02:19:26 am
  'c; 'c; 'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: RiverbumCO on October 24, 2015, 23:01:22 pm
We had 8 follows and caught a fish.  I caught a 6/0 to the back of the fuck.

Took zero pics and my video attempt failed.  Hopefully spork and grayshawn chime.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on October 24, 2015, 23:16:55 pm
I have a few pic, but they will have to wait till Monday or so.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: NCsporksman on October 25, 2015, 00:29:28 am
if its in the frame i'll be surprised. Although it won't take much frame fo that BD Musky  n!n
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 28, 2015, 11:51:50 am
son   a bitch (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/28/c448c1f6ea2629d266aa48d0b4098fb5.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 28, 2015, 16:21:25 pm
shit never happened (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/28/73bc15a253452a819e7c25b67b607740.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 28, 2015, 16:22:15 pm
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/28/9a4b927374199a44e0302d8085bffdf7.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on October 28, 2015, 16:25:03 pm
Mmmm Waterstone.  Is that a budlight lime?  I know nothing about beer, but that place has it's own craft brewery upstairs, and you got a budlight lime?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 28, 2015, 16:51:35 pm
checking in now on there shit...to be continued
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 28, 2015, 17:11:32 pm
not bad for bub lite un-lime(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/28/f1ed8f4731d0b5ffc837c1589964da38.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on October 28, 2015, 17:30:18 pm
yea...sh&t pass'n through!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/28/5202d2b360bfb6b3f6959b75b74ee8c7.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on November 08, 2015, 11:05:20 am

http://youtu.be/5oIY61DDdi0 (http://youtu.be/5oIY61DDdi0)
Making as many trips as I can before winter sets in and my time will be focused on learning to be someone's dad.
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/DSC_2281_zpsihzdglpj.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/DSC_2281_zpsihzdglpj.jpg.html)
Gray skies and and a wind that didn't know how to quit.
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/DSC_2278_zpsjpxpezn2.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/DSC_2278_zpsjpxpezn2.jpg.html)
Hooked a fish in the first couple of casts. Strip set and the knot popped. That fish jumped once and gave me the middle finger. It must of felt bad,because it jumped again and gave me my gurgler back.
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/DSC_2286_zps4ggfwkg1.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/DSC_2286_zps4ggfwkg1.jpg.html)
When the fish decided to stop eating, I sat down and had some breakfast.
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/DSC_2287_zps4oqe57lc.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/DSC_2287_zps4oqe57lc.jpg.html)
Made the change to intermediate and the fish came back.
(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o762/bmadd88/DSC_2300_zpsuwoo29tt.jpg) (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/bmadd88/media/DSC_2300_zpsuwoo29tt.jpg.html)
Eventually the only catching I did came with the camera. There was no size yesterday, but every once in a while we get lucky and that doesn't matter.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on November 08, 2015, 19:00:46 pm
I approve of the summer sausage.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on November 08, 2015, 19:53:50 pm
Much appreciated.  V:;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on November 09, 2015, 00:56:24 am
Big raft of bluebills. I would say early, but it is November even if it doesn't feel like it
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: driver on November 09, 2015, 08:17:58 am
Quote from: wildmttrout on November 09, 2015, 00:56:24 am
Big raft of bluebills. I would say early, but it is November even if it doesn't feel like it

Dem are Coots
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on November 09, 2015, 08:24:53 am
Quote from: driver on November 09, 2015, 08:17:58 am
Quote from: wildmttrout on November 09, 2015, 00:56:24 am
Big raft of bluebills. I would say early, but it is November even if it doesn't feel like it

Dem are Coots

Yes, yes they are. A sober me is a better birder. Don't drink and bird
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on November 09, 2015, 08:54:20 am
Lol
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on November 11, 2015, 20:38:26 pm
57", 50 lb. muskie on the fly.  V:;

http://kstp.com/article/stories/s3959476.shtml (http://kstp.com/article/stories/s3959476.shtml)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on November 11, 2015, 21:54:04 pm
Quote from: Dougfish on November 11, 2015, 20:38:26 pm
57", 50 lb. muskie on the fly.  V:;

http://kstp.com/article/stories/s3959476.shtml (http://kstp.com/article/stories/s3959476.shtml)

https://www.facebook.com/fshookshots/videos/1637192516544327/?pnref=story (https://www.facebook.com/fshookshots/videos/1637192516544327/?pnref=story)
15 seconds to land :laugh:. Probably the time it takes y'all to bust a  gonad n!n
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Grannyknot on November 12, 2015, 09:50:08 am
look at the slime dripping off that bitch.
I bet the floor of that boat was like a fast food kitchen for a week.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on November 12, 2015, 10:12:50 am
I bet Bohen is so fucking mad lol
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JMiller on November 12, 2015, 10:14:01 am
The head on that thing...
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on November 12, 2015, 11:14:28 am
Mike aka Mr. Sheep Leader.

You are so full of crap. If you caught that fish you'd be all like "bruh, I'm so zero2hero". Heck you use to say you'd never fish the Smith River and that Smith River was for VAgina punes. Look at you know drinking the koolaid.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on November 12, 2015, 11:39:38 am
Quote from: Big J on November 12, 2015, 11:14:28 am
You are so full of crap. If you caught that fish you'd be all like "bruh, I'm so zero2hero". Heck you use to say you'd never fish the Smith River and that Smith River was for VAgina punes. Look at you know drinking the koolaid.

Yawn. ^ This fucking guy.
How many times do I have to tell you it's "BRU" and not 'bruh'. Spork gave me shit for not fishing the Smith, so I whipped my rod out and fucked a few smurf browns with it. It's what I do n!n
Don't think as I say. I like variety, not monotony.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: themidge on November 12, 2015, 11:51:58 am
Quote from: Transylwader on November 12, 2015, 11:39:38 am
Quote from: Big J on November 12, 2015, 11:14:28 am
You are so full of crap. If you caught that fish you'd be all like "bruh, I'm so zero2hero". Heck you use to say you'd never fish the Smith River and that Smith River was for VAgina punes. Look at you know drinking the koolaid.

Yawn. ^ This fucking guy.
How many times do I have to tell you it's "BRU" and not 'bruh'. Spork gave me shit for not fishing the Smith, so I whipped my rod out and fucked a few smurf browns with it. It's what I do n!n
Don't think as I say. I like variety, not monotony.


bray
bruh
brah
bru
bra (?)

just not

bro
bros


Right?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JWJ on November 16, 2015, 13:28:22 pm


! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C93dVKZ_RBA#)



Had to travel home for an engagement party (proposed to the lady back in June). Put the fishing gear in the back of the rig in hopes of the generation schedule playing out in my favor. Didn't pan out, generating 24 hours a day for the next 4 days.

Plan B worked out nicely.


Went to the Pig.

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/B6E1DFA1-327E-4999-A140-E4B76C1AF001_zpskvolxzga.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/B6E1DFA1-327E-4999-A140-E4B76C1AF001_zpskvolxzga.jpg.html)


Found a farm pond

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/840B1D8B-F143-4361-BBB4-5A9BB06C7B0A_zpsn9odnrzy.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/840B1D8B-F143-4361-BBB4-5A9BB06C7B0A_zpsn9odnrzy.jpg.html)


Caught some largemouth

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/E9D99CEF-9A05-4C66-BCF9-80F0FBDF05C3_zpsadxpufa4.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/E9D99CEF-9A05-4C66-BCF9-80F0FBDF05C3_zpsadxpufa4.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/8B725A29-BF72-4570-BF60-B3026BF60D0D_zpsrqniqpw1.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/8B725A29-BF72-4570-BF60-B3026BF60D0D_zpsrqniqpw1.jpg.html)


#iphone4sonly

Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dougfish on November 16, 2015, 20:52:23 pm
Congrats. Make it work.
Brown water.  V:;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on December 09, 2015, 14:01:20 pm
Highly disappointed with this thread. Where have the musky been? I've been out about a half dozen times and yet to get one in the boat. I know Drifters has been hitting it harder then me and it's been about a month of a musky skunk. They have been very inactive so far this fall.  :'(
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: wildmttwalleye on December 09, 2015, 15:30:36 pm
Quote from: Big J on December 09, 2015, 14:01:20 pm
Highly disappointed with this thread. Where have the musky been? I've been out about a half dozen times and yet to get one in the boat. I know Drifters has been hitting it harder then me and it's been about a month of a musky skunk. They have been very inactive so far this fall.  :'(

I caught one the other day (two months ago), but it was a little feller. Too busy and muddy water
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on December 10, 2015, 07:12:22 am
I caught a buzz yesterday /'/
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JWJ on December 10, 2015, 09:54:01 am
Headed out for the second time all fall this weekend. Hopefully they'll be movin'. I haven't heard of many being caught and none of any size.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Native Fisher on December 10, 2015, 11:06:54 am
Good luck, water is looking good on the 'doah right now.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: TheYiman on December 12, 2015, 12:03:17 pm
I stuck a nice Musky on about my 10th cast of the season with my baitcaster while waiting for my friend who was running late for the float.

... I knew i was fucked for awhile after that ...

Went yesterday, didn't see anything, caught a buzz.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JWJ on December 14, 2015, 11:53:09 am
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! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pyRVNHc91M#)

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0907_zpsitmwgd2m.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0907_zpsitmwgd2m.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0841_zps9dbmzv1y.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0841_zps9dbmzv1y.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0859_zpswi7xkoxe.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0859_zpswi7xkoxe.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0865_zpsyacujzyy.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0865_zpsyacujzyy.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0891_zpsduatxldf.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0891_zpsduatxldf.jpg.html)


(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/JWaJa/DSC_0895_zpsaqpp3hgc.jpg) (http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/JWaJa/media/DSC_0895_zpsaqpp3hgc.jpg.html)



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Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Big J on December 14, 2015, 11:58:53 am
JWJ, you made me very happy.  V:;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: bmadd on December 14, 2015, 12:11:27 pm
Hey!  That's a musky. Nice pics
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: AAGoldsmith on December 14, 2015, 12:30:57 pm
Fuckin A Musky....gotta get the big gear out in the spring!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: sanjuanwormhatch on December 14, 2015, 13:10:34 pm
god bless
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Transylwader on December 14, 2015, 13:23:22 pm
Fuckin A.
Well played JWJ. 'c;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: TheYiman on December 14, 2015, 21:29:57 pm
Love that release shot!  y;
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on December 15, 2015, 01:07:26 am
Yea, that's badass. Nice pics and a hell of a fish!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on December 15, 2015, 07:05:32 am
Oh hell yeah!!! /'/
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: JWJ on December 16, 2015, 13:59:20 pm
Thanks dudes. Felt good to get one in the boat. Had an eat earlier in the day and thought I'd missed my chance.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: themidge on December 18, 2015, 11:00:31 am
(http://i.imgur.com/bSiozTV.gif)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/ddd0HBTakik00/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: AAGoldsmith on December 18, 2015, 11:39:30 am
RIP lil duckie.... Need baby duck flies from Pat Cohen now....
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on December 21, 2015, 07:37:17 am
pics from past few trips(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/bd88df891b666f0ba525af07cdc1f4ae.jpg)caught a little corn(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/09c05187ad76fc5134e3f6a1de6d6068.jpg)fish'n sux(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/870b678496136fa63053bb0d6f996b93.jpg)dead shit falling outta the trees (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/2ea8252b302419dc701b2314d267d47a.jpg)caught  a musky fly...and a buzz(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/a57c4a7163290f85105d62a3205528a5.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/9f6c735fd7de91b15e2ed916b438071d.jpg)picked up a hitch hiker(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/a69646cbfa61949a7d5c7cbac0547b9a.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/fc1f8c40066a9b7c1a9d92595c646a29.jpg)load'n up with bruskies(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/9036d299551ec2426ab76cd1d6977586.jpg)suck ass put in(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/5c6cabafc37fc740695394fe6208ac5e.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/d65a79ebe885b336c70fba947da04142.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/9bcfe27a36ff1573a88b9247d6d47c1b.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/40996d1a287fffe3251eb2a26dd1e4f6.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/c76bc46e59526995029e25544fb367a3.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/b1a5242c26275acb99164015c97b4237.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/5468c621a50aed48df9807ffcfc8206a.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/9230ccdb5541a4c6815ecfacd746eb62.jpg)grill'n time(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/01fc71d0b88c922f3c26272d828d7698.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/1ebfe3d4e1cc1944e157fc51fcdbf5d6.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/08c91984ce4b53529e07f72a521c720e.jpg)stopped by a fish'n store whilst getting parts for shop heater(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/9b813a9716c49d26605a8d676efa1cc3.jpg)picked up some musky stuff(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/0edbb403d7c26310c3850bc3c3456ee8.jpg)normally i don't do restroom pics...but i had to in this case, enjoy!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/485e51f9ded786f93a57320b7876d71c.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/4da38bdc7cd89bb035370b6945a241d9.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/568707834907abe9447386cf7bd080f8.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/21/8840ef9d846f542a733310057215585f.jpg)hope to get out soon as the river ripens
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on December 21, 2015, 07:57:35 am
I'm jealous. I'd much rather be out trying to catch shit than to be sitting around whining about sitting around.

Busch Light, dammit man. That shit brings back memories, or maybe the lack there of.

Cool shitter.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Onslow on December 21, 2015, 08:01:59 am
Damn Drifts, you sre quite an artist.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Fishemon on December 21, 2015, 08:39:07 am
Great report!

Never fished for muskie..a lot for stripers though.

Nice boat...and photos.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Jfey on December 21, 2015, 09:42:46 am
That's a nice musky fly you caught in the net.
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Fishemon on December 21, 2015, 11:48:59 am
Curious about the boat..Did you build /refinish it?
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Woolly Bugger on December 21, 2015, 15:31:31 pm
interesting flicks mang.... d:b
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: DRIFTS on December 22, 2015, 07:27:23 am
Quote from: Fishemon on December 21, 2015, 11:48:59 am
Curious about the boat..Did you build /refinish it?
That would be a Boulder Boat with a little refinishing /'/
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Fishemon on December 22, 2015, 07:55:27 am
Thanks.. really nice looking boat!!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Pansyman on December 22, 2015, 21:26:29 pm
My Gaydar bleeped high-pitched at the MM pics :;!
Title: Re: 2015 Warm Water
Post by: Dee-Vo on December 27, 2015, 23:15:29 pm



I've been wanting to try the new 2wt. since I bought it. Took it to a small trout stream earlier today with hopes of manageable water. Water was somewhat high, but not muddy, still no trouts wanted to participate, only dinky-ass minnow fishes. I headed to a pond that was super muddy, but with the warm temps success was had, if you can call it that. This little 6' rod is going to take some getting used to.

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(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p543/jasonpreslar/PC270318_zpsvhn2tu5b.jpg) (http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/jasonpreslar/media/PC270318_zpsvhn2tu5b.jpg.html)