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    Default Same 'ol stuff....just different day

    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.


    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.


    First fish is the average runt that I see everywhere.


    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.


    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.

    I kept trying different flies and finally got him to eat a march brown. (sz14).

    Notice the white tip on their fins, reminds me of brookies.

    Close up....


    It was getting late, and the mosquitoes were pissing me off, so I started fishing my way back. Caught a few more of these...


    When I got back to my car, I noticed I had a demon cat sitting next to it.


    Good thing my g/f wasn't with me, I would have had to take the damn cat home.
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    "Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." - Henry David Thoreau

    "Chance favors the well prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

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    Default Re: Same 'ol stuff....just different day

    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.

    Ard

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    Default Re: Same 'ol stuff....just different day

    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!
    The best laid plans of mice and men...

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    Default Re: Same 'ol stuff....just different day

    Great report...nice stream and fishare you sure it was a cat....looks like gremlin to me

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    Default Re: Same 'ol stuff....just different day

    geat stuff!


    casey


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    Default Re: Same 'ol stuff....just different day

    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!
    "I fish because I love to; because I love the environs where trout are found; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience...because only in the woods can I find solitude without lonliness..." Robert Traver 1964 (Judge John Voelker)

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    Default Re: Same 'ol stuff....just different day

    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!
    ___________________________________________
    "Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." - Henry David Thoreau

    "Chance favors the well prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

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