Saturday, May 12, 2012
In light of my latest life issues I needed to recharge my soul. I needed to get out of the house.
I want to extend a genuine thank you too Dave V. He let me tag along today on the creek. Our primary focus was on Mr . an Mrs. Smallmouth.
I would bring my TFO 6wt with the fighting butt. I used a weight forward line and 6 foot leaders. I would begin the morning with leeches for the opportunistic smallie! The clarity on the creek was about 22" and the flow was wadeable. I don't know much about this creek. I do know one thing for sure it had a great mix of cobbles, rock, pea gravel, sand, and a little ledge rock mixed in. This mix of topography makes for a unique experience. So many anglers out there are simply missing a lot due to them not being able to read water. We walked for about 2.5 mile along the Hoosier shore line. The creek had about 20-28” of visibility and the flow was about 175 cf/s. the water temperature was 56 in the am and 64 in the pm. This would be my first time to fish the creek. The overall depth ranged from 1’-9’ deep. The wood that was scattered along the river bank was an added bonus.
I did not care if I hooked anything, but it was nice to connect with several White bass and smallies! Well enjoy the pictures.