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Started by AL trout bum, April 09, 2012, 21:56:53 PM

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AL trout bum

I had been wanting to hit up a certain creek for a while now. After reading several smallmouth reports earlier today, I couldn't wait any longer. I also needed to break in the BVK properly. So as soon as I could scoot out the door from work, I bolted. It was A LOT lower than the last time I was there. Jumped in the water and after weeding through several red breasted sunfish, I had my target. It was small, but it was brown.


Made several casts and had another bite.


The fish were incredibly active. For every smallmouth I caught 4 or 5 sunfish.  Moved upstream a little and stuck an interesting fish.


I changed flies a lot and often. Mainly because I would lose one, or I just got impatient, but I also wanted to experiment a little. I used crayfish, clousers, one bugs, zonkers, and white wooly buggers. Caught a fish on all of them.




As the day was winding down, I knew I needed to start making my way back while I had some daylight. As I neared some shallow riffles, there was a massive caddis hatch going on. This is only a small section, bugs were literally everywhere.


Guess what the only fly I didn't have with me was? Of course, I don't normally carry caddis flies on bass creeks. I made a few more casts anyway and my wooly bugger disappeared from sight and I set the hook. I was treated to brief circus acrobatics and finally landed this beauty. The first one I've ever caught that had this nice of a pattern.


After several snapshots, I sent him back on his way.


When I got back to my car, it was covered in caddis flies. They were swarming above it and dozens were resting on it.


Also found one of these guys, and noticed several others.


I didn't catch any monsters, but I did see a couple. Apparently I have a long way to go when it comes to being stealthy. All in all it was a good outing, but I am still chasing that 3lber or better........
"Sloppy and rough wading have saved more trout than any regulation written by man."

overbrook

Looks like a great day to me! Those are fair sized smallies to play with....even the little 8" redeyes in the Savannah keep me entertained....they fight for thier size.

Whats this "one bug" you mention??

AL trout bum

Quote from: overbrook on April 10, 2012, 07:55:01 AM
Looks like a great day to me! Those are fair sized smallies to play with....even the little 8" redeyes in the Savannah keep me entertained....they fight for thier size.

Whats this "one bug" you mention??

The one bug is a pattern created by the dad of the guy that showed me this creek. Here is a link:
http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/011507fotw.php

Smallmouth love them! All the smallies I have caught on topwater came from this pattern in yellow with orange legs.
"Sloppy and rough wading have saved more trout than any regulation written by man."

phlyfisher

 'c;
nice trip man. i know what you mean about being sneaky for the smallies. back home around july my homewater dries right up and the fish get trapped in very clear, still pools. needless to say you best be downstream making at least 40 foot casts if you want to bring them to hand. i think smallies have taught me just as much as trout, which is why i love em so much. cant wait to get back home and start tearing them up.
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overbrook

Quote from: AL trout bum on April 10, 2012, 10:46:35 AM
Quote from: overbrook on April 10, 2012, 07:55:01 AM
Looks like a great day to me! Those are fair sized smallies to play with....even the little 8" redeyes in the Savannah keep me entertained....they fight for thier size.

Whats this "one bug" you mention??

The one bug is a pattern created by the dad of the guy that showed me this creek. Here is a link:
http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/011507fotw.php

Smallmouth love them! All the smallies I have caught on topwater came from this pattern in yellow with orange legs.

Hummph!  I'll have to try those....never seen that before.

OldDominionAngler

Healthy looking smallies for sure.   'c;

bullship

This sure as hell looks like a carp zone to me
It's all shit, piss and bliss.

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You can't piss in a mr coffee & get tasters choice."- Grannyknot

FoulHook

That's awesome. I'm actually looking forward to moving away from the mountains and trying to find some bronze. Maybe...
Quote from: Transylwader on June 03, 2011, 21:56:17 PM
The Davidson. It's full of wild fish.

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