View Full Version : February One Fish Per Month Challenge

02-01-2009, 07:07 PM
Show us what you got.....

02-02-2009, 12:08 AM
clear creek, ky
12# orange/green scud
stocked rainbow


02-02-2009, 09:39 PM
Nice bow...Surprised he wasn't covered in ice!:biggrin:

02-06-2009, 08:33 PM
Not a great fish, but I'll take him...Caught on Caney Fork with size 16 Black Zebra Midgehttp://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/blueraiderfn/100_3344b.jpg

02-07-2009, 12:25 AM
Better than my fish! :frown: I would be working 12-5 tomorrow...

caught 108
02-07-2009, 01:24 AM
Nice job to both you guys.I've not even been fishing for several months now.I HOPE to get started back SOON.

02-07-2009, 06:31 PM
Thanks guys, I actually went in January, but couldn't set the hook on anything. The three fish I caught this time all bit on a larger black Zebra Midge (size 16). I usually catch them on size 18 and smaller, but they wouldn't even bite them this time. Don't know why. The other good thing is that my dry and my dropper were both tied by me and I got hits on both. Still haven't caught anything on a dry though. Will be up in the mountains on March 14th-16th to try my hand there. Will still be a bit wet and cold, but I will give it my best shot and then come back in May.

02-07-2009, 07:22 PM
http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt348/troutslayer3393/browntrout2-1.jpg?t=1234053366Clinch River Brown 2/7/09 weir pool

02-07-2009, 09:28 PM
Well, it's not a big ol trout or even one of the smallies that we were chasing today but it was an opportunistic feeder! It took a #12 Yuk Bug. I think it is a Rosyside Dace...kinda a pinkish hue to it...but I am definitely not sure. Indian Creek TN.


02-07-2009, 11:51 PM

As Daniel once told me, "It has fins and swims - it counts." Congrats on 12 months in a row! :biggrin:

(BTW, Paula's rules say that you can post more than once in a month if you find that "big ol trout".)

Nice job, Troutslayer! Need to edit your post to say what kind of fly you caught it on. Rules is rules.

02-08-2009, 12:21 AM
Yep, I would have settled for a stinkin' snail darter in January, but three hours on the Caney and 3 or 4 bites and no fish, but it's becaues I forgot all of my flies except my streamers.

02-08-2009, 02:12 PM
Caught on the raven on olive ptail pic not real good took from cell phone


02-08-2009, 02:28 PM
SoHo Brown 2/7/09
GT's Girdle bugger


02-08-2009, 04:00 PM
Nice Brown.....would have ate mine for lunch:biggrin:

Luke Warmwater
02-09-2009, 09:58 PM
Brent fished with us on the Caney Fork on 2/9/09 and threw some bucktails to a feeding brown or two. Here is one of them we boated early in the trip.


Luke Warmwater (diperry@mindspring.com)
Southeastern Fly (http://www.southeasternfly.com)

02-10-2009, 01:53 PM
I believe that there was a hacker on the board. He posted a nice Brown trout picture below Troutman's name. If anyone has information to the whereabouts of this hacker, please contact Daniel immediately.

02-10-2009, 02:53 PM
Yeah, everyone knows I only fish for redhorse!
One mans trashfish...another mans treasure


only a face another redhorse flyfisher could love.

fess up whoever put that brown trout on here.:eek:

02-10-2009, 03:39 PM
I have never caught one of those but man it looks as if it would definately be fun.:smile:

02-10-2009, 09:27 PM
I finally got out and Caught a Trout this year! It was a 10in. Brown Trout on a #16 CopperHead Zebra Midge on the Caney Fork.


02-14-2009, 11:04 PM
My largest trout ever!!!!!!
My son caught one larger it was 23 inchs long

Hope this works


02-14-2009, 11:44 PM
Strange for a trout to ride the top of the water like that. All the fish I've released shoot down to the bottom, or turn upside down because they're tired. Those aren't fun, gotta get 'em back toward the boat and revive them. But nice fish :smile:

milligan trout degree
02-15-2009, 01:16 AM
Looks like fly or lure might still be in his mouth. Can't really tell for sure though.

02-15-2009, 09:22 PM
Yes it is a woolie booger black weighted he was on his way to the net,
I released him we caught about 18 that day.
This morning we caught 8 in 3 hours using egg patterns with strike indicators working it slow.

David Knapp
02-17-2009, 02:16 AM
Caney Fork brown on a midge...


02-17-2009, 10:39 AM
I'm guessing that no one wants to post a picture after that one from David.
So I will go ahead and take the plunge, maybe bring the bar down a little.
I have been holding out hoping to get to go fishing again but I'm not sure it's going to happen. Made it out to the SoHo on February 2nd to fish some of the water that had just re-opened the day before, arrived as the water was going down from the generation there were already several guys in the water so I found a spot and was looking forward to casting to fish that hadn't felt the sting of a hook during the last 3 months. Well, the fish weren't having any of it, turned out to be a tougher day than I expected. Only managed to land 4 in a little less than 2 hours. After throwing all my usual offerings I decided to try a #20 parachute adams and caught 3 about like this guy...


So, I'm in for the month. Now I just need to see if we can improve on that.


02-17-2009, 12:30 PM
Mike, that's a nice fish for February, plus you have really big hands, right?:rolleyes:

David, that's an unbelievable picture on so many levels. Even the darn knot looks impressive....the colors and composition are very well done...maybe you're going into the wrong line of work...

02-18-2009, 06:48 PM
2/18: Middle Prong of LR, caught on one of Pete's Quasimotos
12 consecutive months of GSMNP trout! I made it!

02-18-2009, 10:46 PM
Congrats man. I know the feeling. I am about to go crazy wanting to get up there and just try to catch on of those things. Congrats.

02-18-2009, 11:36 PM
YEA CHARLIE! Congrats to you on a years worth of fish! :biggrin:

02-19-2009, 07:39 AM

There were some anxious moments. I caught a trout within 5 minutes of hitting the river. That bugger shook off, fell to the rock where I was standing and flopped on in to the water. It was another hour and a half before I caught one that I could take a picture of and then I didn't get another bite all day.

Hate to bring this up now, but there are another 10 months on the spreadsheet. :eek: Start gearing up for March!

02-19-2009, 09:30 AM
Clinch weir pool 2/7. #20 Olive Zebra Midge.


02-19-2009, 12:56 PM
sweet catch granny knot.

02-19-2009, 05:50 PM

02-19-2009, 09:33 PM

Where did you catch this guy?

02-20-2009, 09:22 AM
He was caught in a small trout pond that I have access to. It was a last saturday when I was out just trying to catch something on the new cane rod that I had had built by Walter Babb. I have to say I was pleased with both the fish and the rod.

02-21-2009, 04:54 PM
Finally was able to get out to the Clinch today. Caught this little fella along with about two dozen of his brothers. Fly of choice today was a black/silver zebra midge in size 22.


02-21-2009, 05:57 PM
That's a good looking rainbow Travis. Nice colors!

02-27-2009, 10:23 AM
I entered a SoHo brown early in February hoping to improve on it and haven't been out since. Finally made it out for a little while Thursday, February 26th. Started out slow but did get into a BWO hatch and had a Long Distance Release on a dry. Switched over to an English Pheasant Tail and caught a few Browns...
one of the better ones

most of the Browns were pretty thin, all fish came on the English Pheasant Tail
I was just starting to figure the fish out when I had to leave, caught 1 Rainbow just before I stepped out of the river

not real big, but he thought he was!


02-27-2009, 11:43 AM
nice fish. Beautiful colors. Congrats.

caught 108
02-28-2009, 12:43 AM
Congratulations and nice Fish to everyone.

03-01-2009, 12:28 AM
Here are some nice February photos from the beautiful Hiwassee River....



03-01-2009, 02:11 PM

Looks like there isn't much room for a cross current drift. Do you fish mainly upstream casts on the Hiwassee?


03-01-2009, 10:11 PM
Actually these photos were taken with no water running at the Big Bend area. There are many diverse areas to fish on the Hiwassee. I am able to do some cross stream casting all over the river, but my favorite places to fish are the big bend and stairsteps areas where I will do alot of upstream casting. It is an incredibly beautiful river that has fallen on some hard times the past few drought years, I am looking forward to the Hiwassee returning to its glory days soon.

03-01-2009, 11:12 PM
I like the way that water looks, it doesn't have that typical tailwater look.

03-02-2009, 01:19 PM

I have basically got this thing completely automated now, so I am trying this new format. All of the leaders are shown at the top in order of ranking.

03-02-2009, 01:48 PM
My computer crashed and I havn't had any posts for awhile. But I have many pics from the past 8 months or so. Rather than take up a ton of room, I'll just post a link to my myspace. There are some neat underwater shots. But, I am back and can't wait to show off some new pics.
Christopher Fisher

03-03-2009, 11:31 PM
Crap I forgot to put in my February entry!