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Old 11-30-2010, 06:13 PM
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me and my brother took a drive up to the santa anna river and didnt do to great. we fished the 7 oaks spot it was probally 20 something degrees once you pull your line out of the water it instantly gets iced. i would fish a stretch and not get anything but once i started walking down to the next pool you could see the fish spook out. tryed close to all the flys in my box doing a dry/merger combo. once we didnt get anything we packed up and started home but once we got to the bottoms we saw some pull offs and stoped for a couple mins, theres some nice pools put you can tell people swim in them but thats where i caught the only fish, and it was nice. probally 10 to 12 inches. anyone have any tips, fly suggestions anything please let me know, i know theres nice fish in there and i would really like to catch some
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When it's that cold, you really need to put the fly right in front of them. I'd opt for a double nymph set up under an indicator. Use a splitshot, if need be, to get the fly on the bottom.

Also, forget the early AM attempts. They will wait until the sun is striking the water before they get active at all.
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When it's that cold, you really need to put the fly right in front of them. I'd opt for a double nymph set up under an indicator. Use a splitshot, if need be, to get the fly on the bottom.

Also, forget the early AM attempts. They will wait until the sun is striking the water before they get active at all.
what type of indicator do you use? they all look a little too big and noticable. does it matter?
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what type of indicator do you use? they all look a little too big and noticable. does it matter?
I really like the small or medium 'thingamabobbers' as they cast well, have no issues with getting saturated, and are quickly adjustable.
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Hi 951tightline,

Since you don't have your location listed in your data it might be helpful if we knew where the Santa Anna River is located. I know a couple of Santa Anna rivers but I don't think they are the one you are talking about.

When you are moving and you spot fish scurrying away, that is golden. Just keep moving and noting where the fish are located along the river. Let the fish rest and then go back and catch some. I can't count the number of fish locations I have located motoring up or down a river and seeing fish get out of the way. I could count on the fish being in the same areas all season.

I have always felt that locating where the fish are holding is job one. Once you have a layout of a river where the fish are located the easy part is figuring out how to catch them.

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Thanks for the tips guys!
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Sorry for such a late picture post, but i totally forgot about them untill now.

The only fish of the day!
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My either 5 or 6x, can't remember what i got on. ALL ICED UP!
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