10-03-2013, 05:19 PM
October Second Began and Ended With Rainbows;
I kept things close to home yesterday, after hauling the boat 12 miles on the worst mud road in this part of the state I launched and made the 8.5 mile trip to a stretch that always produces a few fish.
These trips always start the same way, we are running at about 22 mph here with Boss riding point.
The destination water is a stretch of fast current about 300 yards long. Here you're looking down as I fish.
The water has a lot of tannin in it because of all the rain in August. The wetlands get full and the swamps drain into the rivers bringing with the runoff the tea colored water. Here we are looking up stream.
Ever since I first stopped here 6 seasons ago I have caught trout every time I ever came here.
That fish is very typical of what you expect but I have landed some the size of small silvers here. Speaking of silvers, I caught 6 males who were very colored and also very aggressive.
I fished using a Sculpin pattern about 4" long because I am looking for larger fish. The salmon will grab the fly if they spot it. I could not see them because of water level & color but every time one hit my heart skipped a beat because I thought it could be that 7 pound rainbow I'm hunting...........
It seems that these trips always bring with them some outstanding scenery both on and off the river. I saw this while going home at dusk.
I took a few............
The weather threatened to clear up all day long but never really did. Because of that I carried only the little point & shoot camera and not my Nikon which would have done a job with that rainbow scene
At any rate Boss and I went home having had a good day, some nice trout and salmon were caught right where we expected them. I'm fishing a small stream right near the house tomorrow and will take some pictures there too
Last edited by Ard Stetts; 10-04-2013 at 01:27 PM.