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Old 09-19-2011, 08:17 PM
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I love trout fishing in smaller creeks off of main rivers, especially ones full of brown trout. After a while though, I need more. Maybe some bigger smallies, or finally getting a redeye bass, or even some larger trout. However, didn't feel like braving any new ground today. Today was trout again. I walked past my usual path to sit on the bridge and watch the fish for a while and enjoy a beverage.
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All I could see were the usual runts, but they're still fun. So, game plan in mind and fly selected/tied on, I hit the water.
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First fish is the average runt that I see everywhere.
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I noticed a hatch coming off, but couldn't see what they were. Not that it matters, because I don't have any sz. 28 flies. I did manage to catch one eventually to look at it. Anyone know what it is? Looked small for a mayfly, so I was thinking some sort of midge.
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I heard fish hitting everywhere, but it was hard to get them to eat what I had. I tried a streamer for a while to no avail. This is the first time I have went there without having ANY fog on the water. I guess that can be a good thing and a bad thing. I could for once sight fish, but they could also see me better. It was cool seeing some decent size browns come up and give my fly a look, then dart back below. There was one that was 12-14" that kept "almost" attacking my fly. I thought I finally got him, but it was his little brother.
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I kept trying different flies and finally got him to eat a march brown. (sz14).
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Notice the white tip on their fins, reminds me of brookies.

Close up....
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It was getting late, and the mosquitoes were pissing me off, so I started fishing my way back. Caught a few more of these...
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When I got back to my car, I noticed I had a demon cat sitting next to it.
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Good thing my g/f wasn't with me, I would have had to take the damn cat home.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:45 PM
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Cats are always near good fisherman car or house..they simply smell the fish
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Default Re: Same 'ol stuff....just different day

That was a cool report of a days trip, and some beautiful fish also.

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Awesome! I love visiting streams that are old friends. It is comfortable and relaxing.
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Default Re: Same 'ol stuff....just different day

If you ever get up my way let me know! I get several rock bass (red eye) every time i go smallie fishing! All things being equal...i would rather have caught the trout you did!
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Great report...nice stream and fishare you sure it was a cat....looks like gremlin to me
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Thanks for the report. Sounds like a good day on the river, nice and relaxing the way it should be. Nice looking fish too! Congrats!
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I am not complaining by any means, I worked so hard just to catch a brown on the fly. Then I wanted to get bigger ones. The water I fish, these 12-14" browns are about as big as they get. Just once I want to get into the 3-4lb. nice colorful, kyped jaw males. Just once!
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