Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Stripahs

Made a run to the coast for some fall saltwater fishing.  Had heard from some friends that the bass were low in numbers but there were a bunch of Albies around.  While there were a bunch of albies there were more boats on the water than ever and everyone was running on the fish and putting them down.  If people wouldn't do that one can really pick at them but alas it wasn't to be so.  Got a ton of smallish bass one day and the next day one albie and one blue.  Despite the less than stellar fishing it was great to be out on the water with friends. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Summer Trout Encore

The unusually cool weather this summer meant that non-tailwater trout fishing was a viable option. Needless to say I had to partake in these rare conditions.  So over the course of the summer several outings were made and fish were had and a few pictures were snapped.  It has been such a busy month or so that I'm basically throwing up my pics late. 








Friday, September 19, 2014

Smallies



 This summer I had one great day of smallmouth fishing out of the two days I chased them.  While they are a great game fish I find myself chasing other species more often, especially carp.  The fun part of this day was catching three really nice smallmouth.

 






Saturday, September 6, 2014

Trout Camp 2014 day 4 and 5 (half day)

For the last two days I fished with a friend and we got a bunch of small browns during the sulpher hatch.  The last morning was quiet on the river for me with one bump.   I'll let the pics tell the story.

 












Following the yellow lines as opposed to the yellow brick road all the way home.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Trout Camp 2014 day 3

After a late night I was not about to  get up early and hit it hard.  After a leisurely breakfast I went over to the familiar run of the last few days and started working it. My efforts were not rewarded so I headed up river for midday sulphers.  Fishing was good on top, one decent fish and enough smaller ones to keep the interest.

 Remnant clouds from the storms from yesterday. 

Got a little love on the swing from this little bow.
Was greeted with this placid scene when I arrived up river. 
 Then the sulphers started in earnest and pulsed a number of times throughout the afternoon.
 Fish were caught.
 Beautiful fish

 Some other visitors were spotted also.
After a good afternoon session I went to a different spot for the evening spinner fall which never happened.  Here are some sights from that evening.





Ended the evening tying some flies for the next day.  Tomorrow my buddy Danny was going to join in the festivities.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Trout Camp 2014 Day 2

My eyes opened to my mind pondering the possibilities of what to do on a new day.  After getting some breakfast and making lunch I headed out in search of fish.

I decided to go back to the spot that was so good to me the day before.  Instead of being sunny this day was awakening with thick ominous clouds.

 
 So I fished what was before me knowing that rain was on its way.  I hadn't fished in a big rain in too long a time.  I didn't know what lay ahead but I was just taking it as it came. 

 Some of the sights along the bank. I actually saw one of the coolest things I'd ever seen on the river this morning.  Two eagles approached each other locked talons and spiraled downward faster and faster before breaking off their aerial dance.   The run that looked so good in the drizzle produced two very soft hit but no hook ups.  As I walked out the rain started in earnest.  I headed upriver to see if any sulphers or BWO's might make an appearance. 


 Not looking good.
 Definitely not looking good.

 Despite the rain there were some interesting things to see along the banks. 

 The storm passed and the river didn't give up any fish for me but it didn't mud up either. There was a standing plan to meet up with a buddy on the river and fish his home water.  We met up got some provisions and headed to his camp to gear up and get his drift boat. 


 A classic fishing camp.


 Boat in tow it's off to the ramp. 
 Mike working a run. Things were happening down the pool so we got in the boat and set up on some good noses.   We ended up getting 3 nice fish at dusk. A fitting end to the day. 



After the activity died we headed back to camp and I had the best cheeseburger I've ever eaten.  We bs'd for a bit before headed off to bed.  I was tired from staying up so late but looking forward to day 3 of my trip.