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ChemEAngler
12-01-2008, 12:22 PM
Alright everybody, here is the official thread for your entries to the December One Fish Per Month Challenge. Show us what you've caught in December. Please remember to provide the date and river information for each photo entry.

Travis

dalerio
12-07-2008, 07:24 PM
clear creek, ky
stocked rainbow
sz.12 very (poor) copy smoky mountain blackbird
water temp 35F

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/jeffro396/100_5297.jpg

Treecatcher2
12-08-2008, 01:58 PM
that's a good looking fish. Clear creek is over near Pineville isn't it?

Luke Warmwater
12-08-2008, 10:09 PM
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u321/Lukewarmwater_Blog/126Caney-Brookie-edited.jpg?t=1228790181http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%3Ca%20href=%22http://s516.photobucket.com/albums/u321/Lukewarmwater_Blog/?action=view&current=126Caney-Brookie-edited.jpg%22%20target=%22_blank%22%3E%3Cimg%20src =%22http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u321/Lukewarmwater_Blog/126Caney-Brookie-edited.jpg%22%20border=%220%22%20alt=%22Photobucke t%22%3E%3C/a%3Ehttp://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%3Ca%20href=%22http://s516.photobucket.com/albums/u321/Lukewarmwater_Blog/?action=view&current=126Caney-Brookie-edited.jpg%22%20target=%22_blank%22%3E%3Cimg%20src =%22http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u321/Lukewarmwater_Blog/126Caney-Brookie-edited.jpg%22%20border=%220%22%20alt=%22Photobucke t%22%3E%3C/a%3Ehttp://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%3Ca%20href=%22http://s516.photobucket.com/albums/u321/Lukewarmwater_Blog/?action=view&current=126Caney-Brookie-edited.jpg%22%20target=%22_blank%22%3E%3Cimg%20src =%22http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u321/Lukewarmwater_Blog/126Caney-Brookie-edited.jpg%22%20border=%220%22%20alt=%22Photobucke t%22%3E%3C/a%3Ehttp://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%3Ca%20href=%22http://s516.photobucket.com/albums/u321/Lukewarmwater_Blog/?action=view&current=126Caney-Brookie-edited.jpg%22%20target=%22_blank%22%3E%3Cimg%20src =%22http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u321/Lukewarmwater_Blog/126Caney-Brookie-edited.jpg%22%20border=%220%22%20alt=%22Photobucke t%22%3E%3C/a%3Ehttp://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%3Ca%20href=%22http://s516.photobucket.com/albums/u321/Lukewarmwater_Blog/?action=view&current=126Caney-Brookie-edited.jpg%22%20target=%22_blank%22%3E%3Cimg%20src =%22http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u321/Lukewarmwater_Blog/126Caney-Brookie-edited.jpg%22%20border=%220%22%20alt=%22Photobucke t%22%3E%3C/a%3Ehttp://s516.photobucket.com/albums/u321/Lukewarmwater_Blog/?action=view&current=126Caney-Brookie-edited.jpghttp://s516.photobucket.com/albums/u321/Lukewarmwater_Blog/?action=view&current=126Caney-Brookie-edited.jpg

www.southeasternfly.com (http://www.southeasternfly.com)

bigpopper
12-09-2008, 12:35 AM
Nice catches yall! I need to get out this month! Got a bad case of cabin fever!:eek:

BlueRaiderFan
12-11-2008, 08:22 PM
Nice catches yall! I need to get out this month! Got a bad case of cabin fever!:eek:

We could order the catfish basket at the Sportsman's Grille and take a picture of it, while sitting by the fire of course.:biggrin:

afoshie
12-12-2008, 07:09 PM
26" brown caught 12-12-2008 on the holston on streamer and 6x leader and tippet

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr65/afoshie/fish%202/DSCN2612-Copy.jpg

JimmyC
12-13-2008, 03:52 PM
Niiiiiccceeee

nvr2L8
12-13-2008, 11:44 PM
afoshie,
Is that ice on the brown from the river our your cooler? Excellent fish!

Worrgamesguy
12-14-2008, 01:58 AM
afoshie,
Is that ice on the brown from the river our your cooler? Excellent fish!

I was wondering the same thing, but that would have to be a huge cooler!

afoshie
12-14-2008, 01:31 PM
That is ice from the cooler had to bring it home biggest ive caught hate to do that but couldnt resist. would not fit in the cooler so I had to put in a trash bag and cover it went just over 26 inches and 7.25 pounds

Troutman
12-14-2008, 07:20 PM
It will make a nice mount for the wall. Great colors on that fish.

Worrgamesguy
12-14-2008, 09:23 PM
There is only so big a trout will get before it dies of age, so I'm sure it didn't have much longer to live.

milligan trout degree
12-14-2008, 10:14 PM
There is only so big a trout will get before it dies of age, so I'm sure it didn't have much longer to live.

I bet he could have had another half foot to go. I've personally seen two 30"+ fish come out in the last two weeks and I've heard about atleast a handful 26"+ in the same amount of time. Trophy browns are fairly common there. That doesnt mean they're often caught, it just means that no matter where you're fishing at, there is probably one pretty close to you. I don't criticize him for keeping it, its a beautiful fish, and they're still out there, and growing.



afoshie, great fish, but why not go ahead and bump up the tippet size when throwing the streamers? I usually dont thrown a streamer on anything less than 3x. I'm anticipating a big fish and want to be ready for battle when it comes.

ChemEAngler
12-14-2008, 10:22 PM
Caught today on a #20 bhpt. Not big, around 14", but still put up a good fight.

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s241/knxtravis80/Fishing/PC140019.jpg

Worrgamesguy
12-15-2008, 12:47 AM
I bet he could have had another half foot to go. I've personally seen two 30"+ fish come out in the last two weeks and I've heard about atleast a handful 26"+ in the same amount of time. Trophy browns are fairly common there. That doesnt mean they're often caught, it just means that no matter where you're fishing at, there is probably one pretty close to you. I don't criticize him for keeping it, its a beautiful fish, and they're still out there, and growing.



afoshie, great fish, but why not go ahead and bump up the tippet size when throwing the streamers? I usually dont thrown a streamer on anything less than 3x. I'm anticipating a big fish and want to be ready for battle when it comes.

I know he could have reached 30"+, but how long would that take him to get there... About another year, maybe a little bit more, but not much longer in the grand scheme of things.

Caught today on a #20 bhpt. Not big, around 14", but still put up a good fight.

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s241/knxtravis80/Fishing/PC140019.jpg

I've been noticing that all the Clinch rainbows have a strange dorsal fins. It reminds me a lot of greyling, which I believe are related to trout.

Stonefly
12-15-2008, 03:24 PM
Hope it wasn't in a cooler, hate to see dead fish...

sb

edit - I missed page 2...

3wt
12-15-2008, 06:57 PM
What is strange about that fish's dorsal fin? It looks normal to me.

Worrgamesguy
12-15-2008, 10:53 PM
What is strange about that fish's dorsal fin? It looks normal to me.

The rear of the fin towards the tail isn't attached. Ever seen a greyling?

http://www.alaska-in-pictures.com/data/media/5/close-up-of-arctic-greyling_2301.jpg

All the rainbows I've ever caught had the fin attached at both ends:
The Caney Fork here in TN
The Cranberry River in WV
And a lake in CA

But a few of these guys who fish the Clinch and post pictures of their rainbows have had that same, strange dorsal fin. I've just never seen anything like it.

3wt
12-16-2008, 05:09 PM
That is typical of all rainbow trout

Worrgamesguy
12-16-2008, 09:09 PM
I've been fishing the Caney for over 15 years and I've caught about 3 times more rainbows from there than all the browns and brookies combined. And NONE of them had that strange dorsal fin.

:confused:

JimmyC
12-16-2008, 09:12 PM
Dorsal looks all right to me.

bigpopper
12-16-2008, 10:31 PM
Very nice catch!

gmreeves
12-17-2008, 09:59 AM
You may have just never noticed the detached dorsal fin. Most of the time the dorsal fin will be not be as pronounced as in the picture above. I myself thought it looked "funny" and assumed it was just a different strain than what I am used to catching. I'm not really sure though. Most of the rainbows I catch are about 6-8" in the park so I don't get to see a nice big fin like that. I'll definately check next time though. Actually, I have a decent picture from a deep creek bow from about a month ago. Let's see.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk312/gmreeves/nantahala/bow.jpg

Hard to tell.

Worrgamesguy
12-17-2008, 01:00 PM
You may have just never noticed the detached dorsal fin. Most of the time the dorsal fin will be not be as pronounced as in the picture above. I myself thought it looked "funny" and assumed it was just a different strain than what I am used to catching. I'm not really sure though. Most of the rainbows I catch are about 6-8" in the park so I don't get to see a nice big fin like that. I'll definately check next time though. Actually, I have a decent picture from a deep creek bow from about a month ago. Let's see.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk312/gmreeves/nantahala/bow.jpg

Hard to tell.

I don't think I've ever caught a rainbow under 10". The only small fish I've caught are browns, the brookies were already 8"+ when stocked. Back when I was a spin fisherman I was using a rooster tail and when it came out of the water a fiesty little brown jumped out of the water and grabbed all 3 treble hooks. He was about 3".

afoshie
12-17-2008, 06:00 PM
I was useing 6x tippet because of the size of the streamer. there is not much more there than a #8 hook. I would show a pic of it but a friend swore me to keep it a secret when he gave them to me. A new thing he has come up with and if we figure it well a few times fishing we will post.

ALflygirl
12-21-2008, 01:03 PM
12/18/08 - Noontootla Creek - Sz 20 Rainbow Warrior (tied by my husband)

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii13/ALflygirl/DSC01972.jpg

Worrgamesguy
12-21-2008, 03:40 PM
That's a FAT rainbow! Is that in the park? I like the facial expression though, shocked much?

ALflygirl
12-21-2008, 03:53 PM
That facial expression is adrenalin + happiness! She had taken me quite a ways down the creek and I was afraid I was gonna lose her. Good times!

ChemEAngler
12-21-2008, 07:11 PM
ALflygirl,
Nice bow. I have heard good things about Noontootla and some of the surrounding N GA streams. I was curious how they have been handling the drought, but apparently all is well. Very Nice!

Travis

ALflygirl
12-22-2008, 08:54 PM
Travis....
Thanks! We really like the N GA area. All of the rivers and creeks we saw last week had a good amount of water in them. Maybe things are looking up for those folks!

Rachel

Fishermansfly
12-22-2008, 11:29 PM
Noice catch there ALFlyGirl! Wish I coulda been able to get on the water this month, been a lil busy! Good stuff keep it up!

~Brett

nvr2L8
12-23-2008, 12:20 PM
Congrats on a beautiful fish, Rachel - I'm extremely envious. So far my only catch for December in the Park is a sardine-size rainbow. I'm hoping for better but may have to settle for that. As Daniel once said, "It has fins and swims."

David Knapp
12-23-2008, 09:32 PM
South Holston brown trout...

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/IMGP4003.jpg

Worrgamesguy
12-24-2008, 12:45 AM
David, I think you might be Jesus- You always get that fish. You certainly know your stuff. I always know when I see you posted in here it's gonna be a great fish.

JimmyC
12-29-2008, 09:00 PM
I've had a few lunkers this month, but this one took the cake bait.
Caught in Sevier Co., near the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River.

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh236/jamescc76/n67000948_30457884_2290.jpg

nvr2L8
12-29-2008, 10:10 PM
Nah, Jimmy. That don't count. Got to do better than that to stay in the race! Besides, you didn't even say what kind of fly you caught it on. :rolleyes:

Gerry Romer
12-29-2008, 10:50 PM
Besides, you didn't even say what kind of fly you caught it on. :rolleyes:


If I had to guess - based on the way he's holding it - I'd say he caught that one on a tan YKK... about size 14"!



think about it....:biggrin:

dalerio
12-29-2008, 11:32 PM
if he had put that one back in the river would it have been "catch and release" conservation or littering??

not sure

BlueRaiderFan
12-30-2008, 05:58 PM
I've heard of stuffed trout, but man...

nvr2L8
12-30-2008, 07:14 PM
OK, I struck out today in my attempt to get at least one good fish for the month so I'm going to have to stick with the one I got on December 18 in the West Prong of Little River. #16 Parachute Adams.

Would you believe that I have REALLY big hands? Me neither. Heck, it's not even in focus! But it's a fish and it's December so I'll go with it.

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd70/nvr2l8_chuck/LittleRiver020.jpg

onthefly
12-30-2008, 08:21 PM
It's a fish and, a fine looking one at that! :smile:

ALflygirl
01-01-2009, 10:51 AM
Charlie...
That pretty little rainbow keeps your streak alive! :biggrin:

Rachel

nvr2L8
01-01-2009, 01:35 PM
By the skin of my teeth.

So far, 10 straight GSMNP trout. Next two months will be a challenge for sure. May have to come to Alabama to catch anything in January and February - or else learn the secrets of big winter browns in the park.

ALflygirl
01-01-2009, 04:20 PM
The next two months will be a challenge! I am hoping that the Elk will "give up" a fish for those two months for me. You should come to 'Bama when the white bass start running in the spring.....good times!

ChemEAngler
01-01-2009, 06:28 PM
I plan to have the December results posted later this week.

Travis

ChemEAngler
01-02-2009, 10:59 AM
Okay folks, here are the results...

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s241/knxtravis80/Fishing/OFPMC_TDR_Dec08RevBB.jpg

MtnMike
01-05-2009, 06:27 PM
I honestly think I have forgotten how to post pictures. I haven't had time lately. I have still been fishing and had a good day on the lower SoHo on December 19th.
It seems like I never have a picture of myself with a fish. But, on this day I had a friend nearby...

18" Brown

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr146/MtnMike-photos/IMGP0139.jpg

This was actually 1 of several fish caught in the 18-24" range, but the only one with me holding a fish. Now I am ready to go for 2009.