Fish Catching Travel
While there is always a little post vacation depression, nothing like hitting the river for a little fishing. My friend Aaron was able to go today so we met about 7:30 and hit the road. We got to the ramp, dropped it in the water, and were fishing by 8:30. It turned out to be good fishing for numbers but the 20″+ escaped us today. So here you go Rick, how about a little trout action.
I have only been back 2 days but have heard several reports from different areas, but one thing that is consistent is deep water. We started on a little deeper bank and were just catching one here and there so we moved to a little shallower bank and boy were they there. I am still throwing the Down South watermelon red with a Chartreuse tail, and boy do they like it. It is hard to believe how long one lasts. And other than a couple of snags and break offs, none got torn up by the fish. Please, pick up a bag and try them, they work.
Here is the days take home.
There were a couple of interesting things today, and one was it can really help when there are 2 guys fishing, one might figure something out a little different. Aaron started fishing that Down South faster and when we were really in to them it was let it hit bottom, then reel real fast about 5 times and let it fall. You could feel them tugging at it and when you dropped it they would eat. But keep in mind that was when we were in the little ones. It seemed like when you were in the little ones not many of them were even close, and most of the keepers we caught were here and there not around any great concentration. Everyday is a new day.
We also threw the Corky type bait, and though we caught 4 or 5 on it the plastic was clearly the bait of choice. In fact we caught so many Aaron finally broke one off because he had not retired and he said I knew I should have retied, then I promptly did the same thing. When you are catching the snot out of them take a second and retie, the next one you break off might be a hoss. I also threw the popping cork a little later in the morning, but other than a couple of bites they were not interested in it at all today.
I think we caught 3 or 4 flounder and only one was a keeper, but we both lost a good fish during the day that felt like a flounder. We also boated a couple of reds, but only one made the grade. It was clearly a plastics day, and though we hit a couple of slow places, we caught then all the way until we, and they, seemed to quit.
It was 1:00 when we called it a day. We would have easily limited if we had fished out the day. But Aaron had some work to do, what’s up with that, the having to work thing? I guess I forgot what that is all about, lucky me. So when it was all said and done we boxed 6 trout, 1 red, and 1 flounder. And we had to wade through about 50 to get that. But if the only complaint is having to catch fish all day to get some to eat, you won’t hear me complaining.
I haven’t made up my mind yet as to what is on the plate tomorrow, but it will definitely be somewhere involving water. It is good to be home. There are a couple of other things I want to get posted and will add them to tomorrows report. So keep stopping in and thanks for reading my stuff.
Good Luck and Tight Lines