View Full Version : Duck 4-3-08

04-04-2008, 09:35 AM
It had rained all day but I had an itch to fish the Duck again after the previous night's performance. I was not encouraged because of the heavy day-long rains, but since I am only 15 minutes to the water no big deal.

So I left home as the rain was coming to an end about 5:45 pm. The rain had stopped by the time I arrived at the parking lot. In fact the skies cleared for a short time and the sun actually appeared. Got suited up, put a green Wooly Bugger on and got into the water. BTW, the water was very muddy from the runoff. I did not know what to expect. My second cast brought a nice RB to the net and I was really encouraged.

Really had a good hour or so fishing. Hooked 25 RBs and actually got 21 of them into the net. They were all stockers ranging in length from 10 to 12 inches. Several of them were fighters and did not want to give up. Lots of fun and to think a day's worth of fishing concentrated into one hour. ;)

04-04-2008, 12:41 PM
how were you fishing the wooly?

milligan trout degree
04-04-2008, 01:50 PM
Man, they were all over that bugger huh? I try to fish a streamer atleast for a litle while whenever I go out. I pick up fish here and there, but have never just had fish hit very consistently on any streamer pattern like that. It's a lot of fun to feel a fish hit a big streamer though, I'll keep doing it.

04-05-2008, 08:23 PM

I by no means want to know your exact spot, but I've been to the Duck 2 times this year...both at Normandy Dam...and I haven't even seen a rise...a strike...anything.

I used to have a great time down there with the exact same technique your using...green wooly or sometimes a brown wooly...and you could catch all you wanted.

If you could point me in the general direction...that would be great. I just don't want to give up on the closest tailwater to me. Thanks

04-05-2008, 10:26 PM
TWRA stocks the river at five different locations. Suggest you check their website for the locations and use this as a guide for where to fish.
Hope this helps.