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jhammer 05-28-2012 12:40 PM

Muddy water fun
I had a great feeling about the river today and arrived bright and early about 7 A.M. After wading out to my spot, I tied on a black Kat Killer and had myself a field day with Freshwater Drum, Longnose Gar, and Carp. I managed to land two nice Carp and lost three HUGE fish that I had no chance of besting. I was using my 6wt Echo. I usually use my 8wt, but the tip busted when I was out yesterday. I was holding the rod in the middle looking at one of the guides and a large fish hit the fly dangling in the water and went deep. I'm happy that today went well because I needed to get my carpin' on and it felt great. It was a great way to break in the new rod. Here's some pictures! :cool:

Carp #1

Carp #2

Longnose Gar

mbphotos54 05-28-2012 02:59 PM

Re: Muddy water fun
I seen a gar attaching a bass nesting today. tossed a few flys at both, never got a hit. even with my crawfish..

ted4887 05-28-2012 04:21 PM

Re: Muddy water fun
I haven't been able to hook into a gar yet with a normal fly. I've got a bit of nylon rope and sharpies sitting on my bench right now that get thrown at gar soon.

brookfieldangler 05-28-2012 06:19 PM

Re: Muddy water fun
Sounds like a great day! I missed quite a few gar today...just couldn't get a good enough hook set

jhammer 05-28-2012 07:50 PM

Re: Muddy water fun

Originally Posted by brookfieldangler (Post 456215)
Sounds like a great day! I missed quite a few gar today...just couldn't get a good enough hook set

I missed quite a few too. It's hard to get a good hold on that beak of theirs.

nomadic piscator 05-30-2012 08:32 PM

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Went out today with the man Jhammer. We seriously smashed some fish. I had my doubts when he told me that I would leave with a sore arm but now I'm a believer. We started the day out pretty early this morning and I had hooked into my first catfish within 15 minutes. It was non-stop drum all day. Not very many were small either. He managed to prove himself as the carp master by landing way more then I did. The size of most of these fish was unbelievable. The man is truly the master of the muddy water. Here's just a couple shots of the day. Keep in mind that we took over 80 pictures.

He"ll be posting some of himself later as well

mcnerney 05-30-2012 08:49 PM

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Wow, you guys are having a field day on that muddy water, congrats!

jhammer 05-30-2012 09:27 PM

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I had a great day with nomadic piscator today. It was a blast fishing with him and we certainly put the smackdown on some fish. I was happy to introduce him to my home waters and let him have some muddy water fun. Each of us caught many fish and quite a wide variety of species as well. At one point, we even had a carp double on!

theboz 05-30-2012 10:15 PM

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Man you guys were killing out there . And I am so dang jealous of that Longnose gar . I spent 10 days in N.C. Trying to get just one . Gar 24 Me 0! Great trip and cool pics. Thanks for sharing !

jhammer 05-30-2012 11:06 PM

Re: Muddy water fun
Here's a few of my pictures from today. Piscator and I make one heck of a fly fishing team. We drew quite a crowd battling these awesome fish with the long rods. I don't think the bait tossers even caught anything! Sorry about the constant editing too. My Photobucket was goofing up and I had a heck of a time getting the pictures to load correctly.

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