• Welcome to Blue Ridge Fly Fishermans Forum. Please login or sign up.


Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Forgot your password?


Total Members: 2327
Latest: Dances_With_Brookies
New This Month: 0
New This Week: 0
New Today: 0
Total Posts: 148465
Total Topics: 14362
Most Online Today: 525
Most Online Ever: 8245
(January 14, 2020, 00:59:16 AM)
Users Online
Members: 27
Guests: 469
Total: 496

4000' Bream

Started by Dougfish, July 05, 2019, 14:15:59 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


July 05, 2019, 14:15:59 PM Last Edit: July 05, 2019, 14:25:35 PM by Dougfish
We headed to WV for a few days. Anne has a friend that has a christmas tree farm. We were married there. There are 3 small pounds with lightly harassed fish. I threw a couple of rods in the car and off we went.

3 hours later and just shy of 4k elevation we arrived at the farm.

Pond one had little going on. I moved up to pond two and started harrassing eager sunfish. Nice plump palm sized fish.

I worked my around the pond and found a small group of green fringed orchids, a new one for me.  d:b

The catching continued.

I finished the afternoon with a bunch of sunnie to hand, but no bass. We had a great dinner with a killer view looking west over 4 ridgelines. Fuk fireworks.

Slipped out after breakfast before the thunderstorms hit us. Eldest daughter, a recent VT grad and soon to be vet school student at U of F, joined me. Never fly fished before. Soon had her catching some on the 1953 Wonderod.

I had determined the bass wanted more meat. Tied on a wiggle minnow and tossed it in the water. One blew it up before I could cast it. Good sign!

Got chased by lightning. Went back after lunch and scored a few fish, but things had slowed. Retired to the shade, snacks and cold beverages.



"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? " <br />-Oddball, 1970


Looks like a very restful retreat.


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


Some pretty good bream for sure. Love to bream fish  !!!!  Interesting coloration on some of those fish. Looks like some cross breeding has gone on in that pond. Damn good report and pictures ,Sir !!  'c;



Love it.

It's not all about trout fishing. :o



Woolly Bugger

Nice outing , like the sunset and the pond catches, wiggle minnow for the win!
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!


No fish fry. Will put them on the menu on the next trip.  V:;

JT, really crazy hybrids. Some had mouths the size of crappie.  :o
"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? " <br />-Oddball, 1970

+-Recent Topics

Couple of Big ass bluegill by Al
May 31, 2020, 20:03:14 PM

Corona Virus by Woolly Bugger
May 31, 2020, 13:22:19 PM

Video of the day... by Woolly Bugger
May 31, 2020, 12:40:32 PM

Mayo River State Park by Woolly Bugger
May 30, 2020, 05:33:47 AM

Al's Book! by Al
May 29, 2020, 17:21:29 PM

Warmwater Streams of the NC Piedmont by The Dude
May 29, 2020, 07:41:42 AM

Smith-Continued by Woolly Bugger
May 29, 2020, 02:03:36 AM

Unlimited Fly Fishing News and Articles... by Woolly Bugger
May 28, 2020, 17:59:57 PM

BRFFF Zoom Happy Hour and Fly Tying Wednesdays... by Woolly Bugger
May 28, 2020, 17:37:31 PM

Flooding in Roanoke by Native Fisher
May 27, 2020, 08:51:17 AM

Powered by EzPortal