Life Is Good

Discussion in 'Fly Tying, Trout Fishing' started by spinner, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

    Fished with a friend yesterday and this morning. I let him have holes first and gave him pointers on where to cast and what to use. His wife revoked his "Man Pass" at noon today and I was left to flounder and trudge through the snow alone this afternoon. 37 trout later and my legs are really tired and my back is killing me I am happy and satisfied. Very good opening weekend.

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  2. Steve

    Steve Staff Member

    Nice. Your arm must be tired.
     

  3. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

    03/08/2010

    rain and warm temps are forecasted for my area so went out for 2 hours today....12 to hand.

    The rain and overnight temps above freezing will cause some serious run off.

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  4. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

    Andy Kurth and I fished today

    Andy Kurth and I fished today. The major rain and runoff made it hard to find clean water today.
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    We had to do some serious searching for clean water but it paid off and we fished a nice long stretch. [​IMG]
    We both got about a dozen to hand. We each lost about another dozen.

    The trout just weren't hitting it. They were timid and only rolling on it or mouthing it.
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    Andy and I each caught one brookie and the rest were browns.
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    Some were right up in the fast water. The water temp was 48.
     
  5. Steve

    Steve Staff Member

    Nice catch. That water looks very clean to me.
     
  6. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

    3/16/10

    Fished with my friend Bruce Ristow this morning. He talked me in to going to an area with lunker structures. I dislike lunkers and did not expect much and I was not surprised when we caught 6 trout between us in the silted in made made Petting Zoos.
    We changed locations and went after some tiny stream brookies. We each caught about 15.
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    Stopped in on the way home at one of my favorite streams and picked another 15 or so.
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    None were big and the stream is know for the light colored browns.
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    66 degrees here today and bright sun. Stream temps were 48 and 54
     
  7. Steve

    Steve Staff Member

    Wish I could get out as much as you. Was a great day today.
     
  8. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

    3/18/2010

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    Fished with my buddy Bruce for 4 hours this morning.
    Early the action was slow due to cold water. Water temp was 38.
    When the sun came up we did better in shallow slow areas with
    the sun warming the water. We each had approximately 15 to hand.

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  9. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

    Tiny Stream

    Fished a tiny stream this morning way off the roadway. Fished from 8:30am until 11:30am. The weather conditions were sunny with gin clear water. The water temp was 44 degrees. The outdoor temp was 52 degrees.

    When I got off the road a ways....
    This is what I saw first.
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    Five trout later I moved upstream to the tiny water I was looking forward to.
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    There were trout in every little drop deeper than 12 inches.

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    It was fun puddle jumping.
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    12 browns and one brookie later I walked back to the car
     
  10. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

    03/29/10

    Sunny
    57 degrees outside temp
    water temp 50
    fished from 9am until 11:45am

    20 browns to hand.
    Nothing large

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  11. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

    03/31/10

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    18 browns to hand ranging from 2 inches to 17 inches.
    Outside temp at 8:30 am was 56 degrees
    Outside temp at end of outing 66 degrees
    Water Clarity good.
    Water temp at 8:30am 50 degrees
    Water temp at 10:30am 56 degrees
    Trout shut down when the sun got high in the sky.
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  12. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

    Fishing With My Daughter

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    Fished today on Non-designated trout water in Richland County today with my daughter Anna. We started at 1:30pm and it was hard sledding until it clouded up. We lost a few at shore and half way through the outing we changed our tactics and it was amazing the results we had. I landed 8 trout in 3 hours and Anna landed 18. Anna's biggest to hand is below.
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  13. spinner

    spinner Staff Member

    4/11/10

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    Fished some non-designated water in Richland County tonight
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    22 browns to hand. Nothing large to hand. Rolled to 20 inchers.
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    This stretch will be unfishable in three weeks due to vegetation growth.
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    All trout well directly behind cover.

    Outside temp was 66. Water temp 58.
    Partly cloudy. Water clarity slightly cloudy.