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Started by Onslow, February 09, 2021, 18:34:25 PM

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Today stood out in last week's forecast as being nice.  I scheduled an AM appointment with the Doc, and took the rest of the day off.  What a splendid day it was.  Some indecision as to where to go, but ended up at a reliable stream in VA that generally produces in the Winter.

The flows were normal, the weather has normal, everything seemed normal.

First little fishy of the day.

This drainage is on the Old Plateau.  Per usual, streams tend to be on the skinny side.

Just upstream of this point, a cataract begins.  Great fishing in this area, but not today. Snagged brush in one of the best pools, stung a 15, and lost a 13 at the net.

More good looking water.  Day is still young.

While I must confess I don't fish year round every year, I've never seen witch hazel not open this time of year until this trip.

This fish felt like it just dropped eggs

Red Brown

Best fighting turbo tail of the day. Interesting scar on the head.

I pushed up this creek as far as I ever have, and I'm glad I did.  I started encountering civilization, and had to retreat. It was a heavenly 3 hours on the stream.

The only way out of the stream is to brush beat to the road, and walk back.

This is a state maintained road by VA standards.  I think Doug needs to drive his lesbaru to these parts, and do some Pro Rally shreddin.


Ken is the man...some beautiful fish.


That will do.  'c;

Wife still has her Sub. The WRX has been gone for over 3 years.
I used to bomb some WV gravel/dirt roads with her.
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006


Love the colors on those browns

Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!


Hell of a lot better than my day. Well done.

Big J

Nicely done.  Browns cooperated for you I see.
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." Hemingway


Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff