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Troutman
06-25-2009, 03:23 PM
The past several weeks of afternoon thunderstorms and raging muddy rivers have kept me off the warm water rivers. I was finally able to find a spot where the river was wadable and clear enough to spend a few hours after work. The bass would not take topwater offerings but a heavy hellgramite pattern produced a few dead drifting through a deep hole.
nothing bigger than 16" but great fun.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/SD531327.jpg

As always, you can find the redbreast willing to eat.
They love the Tokyo spider Kent showed me at Troutfest. I've been tying alot of them.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/SD531287-1.jpg

waterwolf
06-26-2009, 08:25 AM
Gorgeous pictures, and that smallie is really good looking. He looks bigger then 16" to me, but then again I used to guide so I am adept at over estimating fish size :biggrin:

CinciVol
06-26-2009, 09:05 AM
Those are some pretty fish. Congrats.

I'm going to chase a much less photogenic fish tomorrow, the ole carp. I'll let y'all know how I do.

CV

Troutman
06-26-2009, 04:56 PM
Hope you do well. I'm taking the canoe out tomorrow on a lake. I hope to find some carp working also.

CinciVol
06-29-2009, 08:12 AM
I got out on Fort Loudoun on Saturday and hunted carp for a couple of hours in a quiet cove. They are so hard to locate if I am anywahere near active boaters as the waves make it difficult to spot the subtle bubbles and mud plume generated by feeding carp. Snapped a huge one off, fought a couple of others for a while, and caught a ~5lb-er. All my fish were hooked on a little brown wooly booger.

Does anyone have an idea when if and when we get a "mullberry hatch" around here? I reckon it would be late summer.