Sunday, May 9, 2010

In a Mile Out a Mile!

The Walk In!

The Skunk is Removed

Peaceful Redemption

 That was the motto today! We arrived stream side after walking the mile above the lake looking for Mr. and Mrs. Fatty! We would begin to fish in the 40 degree air, and find to our delight no one in sight! We had the first riffle of the upper river to our selves! We used simple patterns clousers black over white, olive over white, and pearl estaz under a white rabbit strip that had a red throat! They only wanted the olive! We would go nibbless in the first hole! I thought to myself this is odd “par for the coarse my last two fishy outings”! I fished my 5wt TFO 11’ switch-rod today armed with a steelhead salmon taper by Scientific Angler. I would over cast it for most of the day, and also would double haul it from time to time “not pretty but it worked”! We would find several White Bass in the normal haunts. If there was any type of cover be it from trees or just heavy water they were eager to take some flies! I saw one very happy carp today and he/she would not stop jumping! Today was my last fishing day until we close on the house! Our final walk through is this Tuesday, and we close hopefully on the 21st of this month! Take care all, and I will be back in full force in a couple of weeks. I also found a new fishing friend Steve, and he looks like he is ready to fish anywhere! Take care all and enjoy the pics!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Long Way To Go!

We all have had days where we want to do something really bad! Well today was my day. It has rained here for two days, and I just got my Spey rod my Redington CPX 9wt strung up with my Galvan reel armed with a 675 grain head! I wanted to cast this last weekend but got rained out. Herein Southern Ohio the White Bass and the Whipers with the Stripers are starting to make their annual pilgrimage up stream! I did wake up at 0400 this morning to see how the weather was and my common sense got a hold of me and told me to back to bed! I went back to bed and heard the thunder roll on by and fell fast back to sleep! I awoke at 0930 and threw my fishing stuff in the truck and headed off anyhow driving through the rain. I would get to the river’s edge, and find her to be totally fishable. She was running faster than normal and obviously on the rise! Dressed for the moment I walked down to the river! Most of the banks were water covered a big sign of watch your ass because Mother Nature’s a little pissed! So I marked some rocks with my eyes to indicate how fast the water was coming up and to tell me when to haul out of there! I’m a better caster when the water is going from left to right not right to left! I still managed a ok cast for a boot of the spey! I have a lot of work to do! The 13’9” stick is a cannon for sure! I need to make heavier tips, and I see this will be a big water stick only!!!I was swinging just a random shad pattern with 12’ of T14! Not much more to say enjoy the pics (sorry for the poor picture quality)!