View Full Version : APRIL One fish per month challenge!
04-01-2008, 12:42 AM
Keeping it going!
04-03-2008, 09:54 PM
Here is the little guy caught on a BHPT.
Add me to the board. I'm off to an early start this month!
04-03-2008, 10:27 PM
I'll go ahead and post this picture for April. Caught April 1, 2008 on a bhpt.
04-03-2008, 10:35 PM
Dadgummit y'all...talk about jumping the gun! If I'm to qualify this month, it looks like it will have to be just under the wire....due to soccer, school, etc...it looks like we won't be able to make it back up there until the last weekend in April. Pretty fish - I suspect the list will be long this month.
04-06-2008, 07:04 PM
#20 beadhead wd-40
This one was caught, along with others of the same ilk, at Miller's Island on a good ol' Jujubee midge. Caught on April 7.
04-07-2008, 10:07 PM
Here is my first entry. Sorry about the picture quality. The wife was with me, and she is not familiar with my camera. Should have taken some pics of last months trout trips, but didn't catch anything picture-worthy.
Caught on 4/7/08 on a #6 white woolly bugger below Melton Hill Dam.
04-08-2008, 12:57 AM
Man, I could tell you how to have some major fun just below that dam!!!! Tie up some chartruse and pink jig head fly's and chunk um out as far as you can throw em'....Generators have to be on and hold on!!! Skip jack as big as your forearm and one heck of a fight! It's killer fun, especially on spin gear! They'd wear you out on a fly rod! MiniTarpon!
04-08-2008, 03:37 AM
Caught and Released in Little River just below Elkmont. Used #12 beadhead prince nymph. 4/7/08http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm293/jwebb541/DSCF0110.jpg
04-11-2008, 06:53 PM
Not the best photo quality, but a nice little white bass none the less. Caught on 4/9/08, Bluewater Creek(AL) on a blue/white clouser.
Just had to add this one. Caught my first Brookies this past weekend(4/20) Toccoa River BHPT #16
04-16-2008, 09:18 PM
If I have identifed correctly (worm pattern on top, yellow spots with some a hint of blue, white line on fin) Brook Fan has caught his 1st Brook. :smile:
April 16th Clinch River #16 Hare's Ear Olive 7½"
04-18-2008, 08:32 PM
I know it is a stocker brown, but I had to get back onto the board after missing last month....whewwwwww:biggrin: .......
10" Brown taken from Clear Creek in Ohio's Hocking Hills region on a #14 Buckeye Barbie Bug.......
04-19-2008, 01:42 PM
Bob- Good to see your creations are producing. Make sure you let me know when you guys are heading down for your trip. It will give me an extra good excuse to go fishing during the week.
04-19-2008, 02:27 PM
thanks Ben.....will let you know for sure. Looks like it will be a bit longer now, my zone coverage just doubled due to poor prefomance from another zone superviser............I will have an assignment in Maryville this spring and the company will be paying for a cabin to use so Abby will come down with me then also......
04-21-2008, 01:09 PM
caught this on 4-20-08 on a zonker pattern on a TFO 9' 5wt in some warmwater close to the park
milligan trout degree
04-21-2008, 03:12 PM
S. Holston river on April 18 on a size 18 Blue Wing Olive nymph.
04-21-2008, 10:07 PM
Milligan- That is a nice pig that you caught. That may be the fish of the month if I had to vote.
milligan trout degree
04-22-2008, 01:48 AM
Jeep, thanks bud. That fish was a blast to fight. Came on the first cast after switching flies. Makes you feel smart when that happens, like you actually made a good decision. Actually, it was probably more or less just happening to get my fly right in front of that fish. Either way, it worked out, and started the day off well for me.
04-22-2008, 01:41 PM
I wanted to wait for a better fish but heres one for April.
This one is back in March. I know it too late to be counted though.
All fish caught on T-man smallie buggers
04-22-2008, 06:36 PM
Tried out one our beautiful state park lakes here in Mississippi this past weekend. Not nice as the Smokys, but fun nonetheless.
04-22-2008, 08:06 PM
I almost forgot about this month...I didn't take many fish pictures this last trip, but here's the one I have...nice little rainbow from Cosby, with my assistant at the ready:
BTW Troutman - what do you mean by "waiting for a better fish"? That's a nice smallmouth.
04-22-2008, 09:39 PM
IJ, These are good smallies. I've caught a lot of them in the 14-18" size range. I am trying for a "trophy" fish of 20" or better on the fly. Its like a 20" brown trout is considered a trophy fish in most streams and a 12" native brookie in the park is thought of as a trophy. That is all I meant. Sure you can go to a hatchery supported stream and find big fish but a "wild" trophy is the challenge. I have been trying for a "trophy" smallie for some time now and springtime is one of best times to find them. They're have been some big fish caught this spring on creek minnows and plastic worms by other local anglers, I want to do it on the fly, a personal challenge thing.
04-22-2008, 10:27 PM
Gotcha...20 inches must be a magic number, like 10lbs for a largemouth.
I got an 8-inch brookie on Cosby on Sunday...and I consider that to be a bit of an achievement for that stream, although I lost a few others that were about that same size.
04-22-2008, 10:50 PM
30th b-day on Ashtabula River in Ohio. We caught chromies all day long. 7wt rods, with mostly a skein fly (sucker spawn pattern) or a Krystal minnow. I have many more pictures if anyones interested.
04-22-2008, 11:08 PM
kytroutbummin- That is a beautiful fish. I don't think I would sleep for a week if I pulled something in that huge. Were glad you could post it for all the rest of us.
04-23-2008, 09:37 AM
April 5, 2008
04-23-2008, 11:54 AM
yes...we are interested!! post those pictures. NIce fish!
04-24-2008, 10:31 AM
Caught this guy on 4/20 on the holston. The camera angle does not do it justice but thought I would post it any way. It measured at 14".
Caught on a #14 Adams.
Will post some better pictures soon.
04-24-2008, 05:04 PM
Here is a link to the rest of the steelhead pictures. We caught so many fish that we stopped taking pictures at about 10 or 11 am. This was probably less than half of what I caught that day. There were 6 other guys from the derby city fly fishers and all of us did equally good.
04-28-2008, 05:18 PM
04-28-2008, 09:35 PM
On an EHC #16 (His tail was, like, 4" long. You just can't see it in this picture.)
04-29-2008, 09:33 PM
Wild rainbow from GSMNP on a parachute Adams.
04-29-2008, 10:28 PM
Unfortunately, this is the best I can do for April. Elkmont, April 23. If I say the fly was a #2/0 March Brown, will that make the fish bigger?
04-29-2008, 11:17 PM
You have to use the code link for the picture...when you pull up your album in Photobucket, you should be able to right-click on the link, and then you can paste it directly in your reply on the thread.
In fact, all you have to do is click in the box for [IMG] for that image, and it copies...all you have to do is paste.
05-01-2008, 11:18 PM
Sorry I'm gonna be a day late and dollar short....I won't be posting the results till prob tommorow! I've been in training, driving cars fast and shooting em' up after! It's been good stuff but has pretty much had me run a little ragg-ed!
I'll go ahead and post for the month of may, and I guess I'm out for the month of April...Caught plenty of fish but didn't manage any pictures...Been too busy guiding from behind the oars! I've got plenty of other pictures of my brother in law and father snagging fish! I'll get a picture up hopefully this next week or two for May!
Nice fish to all, and a certain cheers is in order!
05-03-2008, 11:20 AM
CAUGHT ON THE FLY
No designated leader as of yet! A 12 way tie for leader! 6 dropped out!
ACinEastTN-2 month streak
ALflygirl-2 month streak
Brook Fan-1 month streak
buckeyetrouter-1 month streak
ChemEAngler-1 month streak
Flyfishjeep-1 month streak
ijsouth-2 month streak
JWebb541-2 month streak
JimmyC-2 month streak
kytroutbummin-1 month streak
Marmot-2 month streak
MickinMS-2 month streak
miligan trout degree-2 month streak
mjenki14-2 month streak
mmorgan135-2 month streak
nvr2L8-2 month streak
Plateau Angler-2 month streak
Steve Baker-1 month streak
Tennessee Jed-1 month streak
Troutman-1 month streak
CAUGHT USING SPIN TACKLE
Leader mjenki14-1 month streak
No spin participation!
I'm going to re-format the way I'm posting the results...UofMontanaAlum, do you have the spreadsheet your using elsewhere that I could duplicate???? I really like that format, it's smart! Hope your travels are all well! Hope you still linger around the board! Even if you don't have it, I wanna try and copy it in some form!
The re-formatting of the results would show the months of the year. Further, it would be marked with an "X" for the months you caught fish and would make things a little easier on the eyes, and cause me less confusion when posting the results!
05-05-2008, 12:20 PM
Shoot me a PM on SEFFF with your email address and I will email you the Excel worksheet for the OFPMC. It's easy to use once its all set up.
My travels were good. I'm super tired. This is the first day I have been home in 3 weeks and my first real "day off". :redface:
07-27-2008, 09:01 PM
16 lb Common Carp on fly at Sycamore Creek on BIRTHDAY
08-09-2008, 12:00 AM
18lb Small Mouth Buffalo
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