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ChemEAngler
08-01-2009, 08:01 PM
We had very good participation in July, let's keep in going in August.

I will go ahead and add my entry.

Clinch brown caught today on a midge larva pattern.

http://knxtravis80.zenfolio.com/img/v2/p509598689-3.jpg

nvr2L8
08-01-2009, 08:12 PM
Walker Camp Prong - 08/01/09 #14 Light Cahill
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd70/nvr2l8_chuck/WalkerCampProng003.jpg

Nice looking brown, Travis.

JimmyC
08-02-2009, 02:30 PM
ChemEAngler, nice photo. What kind of camera do you use? I never can take pictures with that kind of clarity.

ChemEAngler
08-02-2009, 06:13 PM
Jimmy,

Thanks. Actually I have started taking my DSLR to the river with me for that very reason. I have a Nikon D40, and this was taken with the 18-55mm kit lens w/ a 52mm circular polarizer. I have much higher quality lenses, but haven't been brave enough to take them to the river yet. If this lens gets ruined, then it really isn't that big of a deal...

I carry it inside my Fishpond Dragonfly pack with a SealLine SealPak down inside my Fishpond in order to make the entire setup water tight.

I have been talking with other FF'ing buddies who sell their pics to the magazines, and they recommended I start carrying my DSLR and the difference would be seen immediately. I have to agree with them. For some examples of what good DSLR streamwork looks like, go to Zach Matthews website and look around. Some stunning work there.

Edit: Sorry if this is long winded, but I get a lot of people asking me why I take such a large "fancy" camera to the river. Thought I should at least try to explain why....

JimmyC
08-02-2009, 06:50 PM
Wow, thanks for the reply! I have a lot to learn about cameras, but would like to have one that takes those kinds of pictures. Maybe one day!

jeffnles1
08-02-2009, 08:35 PM
I actually caught this fish July 31 but didn't get it uploaded until yesterday.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/jeffnles1/fishing/P7280001.jpg

Caught in a pond in Kentucky
Largemouth Bass
7wt rod
small plastic worm (don't ask, I was trying to see if it could be done)
no added weight, slow strip over the top of a weed bed.

BlueRaiderFan
08-02-2009, 09:26 PM
You sure it's a large mouth? I was told the mouth opening had to start behind the eyes. Hmmm.:confused:

PeteCz
08-03-2009, 06:42 PM
8-1-09
Cutthroat Trout
#14 Lime Stimi
Flattops Wilderness (CO) - Blue Line
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk100/PeteCz21/Cutt9.jpg

nvr2L8
08-03-2009, 07:39 PM
That's a beauty, Pete. And a great picture.

ALflygirl
08-03-2009, 09:29 PM
Hey, hey Charlie! Nice work! Congrats on the streak!

Travis and Pete...very nice photos!

David Knapp
08-03-2009, 09:30 PM
Nice picture Pete! Love those small streams full of native cutts. If we're ever in CO at the same time we need to meet up and fish some of those little creeks. Have you made it to the one I mentioned last summer?

PeteCz
08-03-2009, 10:58 PM
No David, unfortunately I still keep wishing about that trip. I had three teenagers with me this time and two of them caught their first fish on a fly. We stayed in the Flattops area the entire time, but someday I want to get to the more central areas we talked about last year...I keep hoping we will get there sometime...

I will post a report about this latest trip at some point in the next few days. We just got back home last night so I'm still a bit foggy from sleeping on the ground for 6 straight nights with the coyotes howling....

I need to hit that Salmonfly hatch at some point as well...(the bucket list keep getting longer...)

ChemEAngler
08-04-2009, 08:02 AM
8-1-09
Cutthroat Trout
#14 Lime Stimi
Flattops Wilderness (CO) - Blue Line


Nice catch Pete. Now that's one way to throw a little variety into the OFPMC.... Congrats.

Wilson10
08-05-2009, 04:40 PM
Clinch River
August 2, 2009
Zebra Midge


http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m327/AdamWilson10/Clinch%20August%202%202009/0802091308_0002.jpg

ALflygirl
08-06-2009, 09:28 PM
Cypress Creek AL - #10 Humpy

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii13/ALflygirl/DSC02185.jpg

nvr2L8
08-06-2009, 10:07 PM
And she strikes again! Way to go, Rachel!

rivergal
08-07-2009, 04:33 PM
http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad355/rivergalphotos/trout010.jpg%5B/IMG%5D

rivergal
08-07-2009, 05:16 PM
sorry, having trouble with photobucket...

dalerio
08-08-2009, 01:10 AM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/jeffro396/08-06-09_1944.jpg

well it's not a trout but i hope ya'll will accept it. there is still trout in the creek but the rain has had it out of its banks and muddy for about a week. water has stayed around 70F and the stocked rainbows are eating crawdads and getting big. caught one last week on a PA that went 16" and he's still in there. just hard to get a fly that deep in the one (hiden"just say no to corn")hole.

smallmouth
clear creek ky (looking like a class IV rapids)
water temp. 68F
brown woolly bugger (aka crawdad)

i will try harder next time for a salmonid

jeffnles1
08-09-2009, 04:34 PM
You sure it's a large mouth? I was told the mouth opening had to start behind the eyes. Hmmm.:confused:


Blue,
I'm 99% sure it's a largemouth. The camera angle is kind of strange and the bass has it's mouth partially open. When closed, the back of the mouth would be behind the eyes. Also, this particular lake only has largemouth, black and white crappie, various sunfishes (bluegill, green sunfish, rock bass, etc), grass carp, channel catfish and the occasional other fish that someone has released (Koi, goldfish, etc).

It's a fun little lake to fish (22 acres and 45' deep in the middle).

Jeff

ajh10567
08-09-2009, 06:44 PM
Yeah thats a largemouth. You can tell by the coloring of the fish.

rivergal
08-09-2009, 07:59 PM
http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad355/rivergalphotos/trout010.jpg

BlueRaiderFan
08-10-2009, 03:39 PM
Blue,
I'm 99% sure it's a largemouth. The camera angle is kind of strange and the bass has it's mouth partially open. When closed, the back of the mouth would be behind the eyes. Also, this particular lake only has largemouth, black and white crappie, various sunfishes (bluegill, green sunfish, rock bass, etc), grass carp, channel catfish and the occasional other fish that someone has released (Koi, goldfish, etc).

It's a fun little lake to fish (22 acres and 45' deep in the middle).

Jeff


Thanks for the info...I don't have a whole lot of knowledge outside of trout and only a bit where they are concerned.

Carolina Boy
08-10-2009, 08:02 PM
Guess I'll throw this'un up from da low country
http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/bmurphy55/IOP019-1.jpg

Justin
08-11-2009, 09:04 PM
Thanks for the info...I don't have a whole lot of knowledge outside of trout and only a bit where they are concerned.
guys. i am from florida and i am 100% positive that is a largemouth bass.

any more warm water concerns just ask me:biggrin:

-justin

Tarheelflyfishing
08-14-2009, 06:34 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_S87Tpmh5eco/SoIFHYSLFdI/AAAAAAAAAWk/XKnoaVi0lUM/s400/100_0418.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_S87Tpmh5eco/SoIFHYSLFdI/AAAAAAAAAWk/XKnoaVi0lUM/s1600-h/100_0418.jpg)

So. App wild Brookie
August 11th
Blueline stream
#12 Green Weenie

afoshie
08-16-2009, 12:09 PM
Cherokee golden
# 16 san waun
8/17/2009

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr65/afoshie/P8150037.jpg

David Knapp
08-23-2009, 12:56 PM
Smoky Mountain brookie on a Tellico nymph, August 2, 2009...

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/drknapp83/IMGP4757.jpg

Stonefly
08-23-2009, 01:46 PM
David -

Very pretty fish. Nothin' like 'em.

sb

nvr2L8
08-23-2009, 09:47 PM
David, Might fine! I was getting worried, what with August running out and all. :rolleyes: Keep up the good work.

BlueRaiderFan
08-23-2009, 10:46 PM
Caney Brown on a Hopper. August 23rd, 2009

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/blueraiderfn/2009/Picture030.jpg

tlshealy
08-29-2009, 09:12 AM
Little smallie, Sandusky River Gray White Streamer
Tad


http://i26.tinypic.com/2mwbh93.jpg

bigpopper
08-29-2009, 07:02 PM
Nice catches! The pressure is on now! I've got 2 days left for the month!

flyred06
08-29-2009, 11:32 PM
I know this one may take you guys by surprize. I was out for a day of bluegill fishing, which went very well, when I hung into this guy on a 5wt winston IM6 using a clouser minnow pattern. By the time I landed him and got my buddy to shoot the photo it had turned dark. But I tell you this rascal really put up a fight.

http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww322/flyred06/fishing-8-29-09/100_3106.jpg

gmreeves
08-30-2009, 02:43 PM
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk312/gmreeves/Shades%20Creek/CIMG4221.jpg

BlueRaiderFan
08-30-2009, 04:20 PM
Nice stuff guys!

flyred06
08-30-2009, 04:59 PM
GMREEVES ,that is a great looking rod, reel and fish. I still like your work on those rods. Economy, changes has postponed my abilities to get with you on one but I am glad to see you are still out there using the wood.

Stonefly
08-30-2009, 05:08 PM
Hey Flyred, how about telling us more about catching that cat on a fly. I've heard of it being done, but it's not something that happens that often I'm sure.

sb

flyred06
08-30-2009, 09:34 PM
Actually we hook up on cats pretty regular while fishing the lake and river systems around here. Now keep in mind we are not exclusively fishing for them but it does happen. We have several areas where we blue gill fish and these cats seem to stay around the bluegill and shellcracker areas. Clousers and wooly buggers is the flies that we always catch them on. Natural colors such as browns and blacks on the wooly bugger and browns or olives on the clousers. If you have never caught a cat on the fly it is definately a handful. I caught this one on a 5wt with a spring and pawl CFO reel and it took me about 15 minutes to land. They will pull real strong and then just set down on the bottom. WHen you think they are just about ready to land they will take off again. If you hang into one remember to constanly keep pressure on them and switch the rod direction from side to side so they are always expanding energy. If you dont do this they will set down get some strength and take off again. Look for areas that are rockey style bottoms with channel drop offs and high supply of bream. These are the areas that hold the cats, which are feeding on smaller fish, worms and crustaceans off the lake bottoms. Also the later in the day the better the chance. I hope this is what you were looking for in information.

Worrgamesguy
08-30-2009, 10:16 PM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b161/Worrgamesguy/DSCI0062.jpg

Oh yes boys! College starts tomorrow, so today was my last chance to get my August fish, and what a fish it was...

MtnMike
08-31-2009, 04:32 PM
Cutthroat Trout, caught in Trout Lake, Yellowstone National Park on a #20 Parachute Adams
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr146/MtnMike-photos/IMGP0751.jpg

Dad, wasn't real familiar with digital cameras and he nearly cut my head off, but I worked hard for this fish so I decided I would post it anyway.
I hope to give a full report of the trip soon, but it may take a few days.
Mike

ChemEAngler
09-02-2009, 10:40 AM
http://knxtravis80.zenfolio.com/img/v3/p743926509-5.jpg