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jeffnles1
01-01-2010, 01:25 AM
Happy 2010 to all.

Today is the first day of the 2010 fishing season!

Jeff

rivergal
01-01-2010, 12:00 PM
Today I have been plotting revenge on every picky trout that out smarted me in 2009 !

nvr2L8
01-01-2010, 12:09 PM
There's not enough 2010 to get revenge on all the picky trout that outsmarted me in 2009! Good luck with that, rivergal. I'm going to focus on those that haven't seen me yet and hope they're dumber than the ones I saw last year.

Happy New Year to all. Catch the one of your dreams this year.

Kytroutbum
01-01-2010, 12:57 PM
Time to make resolutions, tying flies, and hash over memories. I spent yesterday going over my fishing log and pic's of last year's fishing with my brother. I'm waiting on notification about a camp ground hosting job in Wyoming next summer. Stopped in LRO yesterday, picked up some 030 lead free and "stuff: to tie some huge salmonfly nymphs and dries. I've got an idea on bush wacking into an lightly fished section of the Yellowstone below the Lamar.

Randall Sale
the Kytroutbum

92Esquire
01-03-2010, 08:19 AM
I spent New Year's Day the way I have for the past few years - fishing. The Clinch was pounding down water, as was the Cherokee. So I headed up to Tremont against my better judgement. I figured a couple big nymphs was as good a choice as anything, but this was about fishing rather than catching - more a chance to reflect than anything.

I ended up having a pretty good day - 4 hooked and 3 landed in about 2 hours, before I got cold enough to call it a day. 2 of the 4 came to an orange scud tied by the man who made my rod, Dave Norling. I figured it was fitting to catch cold TN trout on flies made to fool trout in cold MN waters.

At any rate, it was a promising beginning to the 2010 fishing season!

JoeFred
01-03-2010, 09:59 AM
This Tennessean turns 65:eek: in 2010. The good news is I can pay a one-time license fee that will permit me to fish the Smokies forever.... but I'll likely break it down into a number of trips.:biggrin:

Happy New Year to all.

JF

Jim Casada
01-03-2010, 10:18 AM
Joe Fred and others--Let me add my voice to the chorus of those wishing forum members and visitors all the best for 2010. Mind you, I'm writing from a house with the water pipes frozen, so I can't say the New Year is off to the grandest of starts, but at least we've got heat and meat (and other foods). One thing for sure, it's a time to contemplate and read about fishing rather than participate in the actual activity. Best to all.
Jim Casada
www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com (http://www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com)

WVBrookie
01-03-2010, 10:30 AM
Following a relocation from WV, I look forward to exploring more new water in 2010.

I want to explore some small streams in Northern Kentucky for possibly smallmouth, redeyes, etc. I even added a 5wt bamboo to my arsenal just for this (my first rod over a 4wt). I also have some intel from the KY DNR on where to add another state to my brook trout list.

I look forward to exploring more waters in the Smokies. I received Mr. Casada's new book yesterday and I can't wait to get into it!

Also, if things work out as planned, I plan to complete the California Heritage Trout Challenge and add six new salmonid species to my life list - now at 14.

Bring it on!

Happy New Year

jeffnles1
01-03-2010, 05:16 PM
Following a relocation from WV, I look forward to exploring more new water in 2010.

I want to explore some small streams in Northern Kentucky for possibly smallmouth, redeyes, etc. I even added a 5wt bamboo to my arsenal just for this (my first rod over a 4wt). I also have some intel from the KY DNR on where to add another state to my brook trout list.

I look forward to exploring more waters in the Smokies. I received Mr. Casada's new book yesterday and I can't wait to get into it!

Also, if things work out as planned, I plan to complete the California Heritage Trout Challenge and add six new salmonid species to my life list - now at 14.

Bring it on!

Happy New Year

WV Brookie,
Check out Gunpowder creek. It's very close to you in Burlington and while you're not going to catch big fish there, there are plenty of pumpkinseed, bass and in some areas, run up fish from the river. There is access right in your back yard.
http://www.boonecountyky.org/parks/ParkInfo/GunpowderCreekNaturePark/GunpowderCreekNaturePark.pdf

I fish there several times a year. Also, believe it or not, the lake at Camp Ernst off of Camp Ernst Road has quite a good populatoin of fish that fall victim to my fly rod every year. I usually fish that lake 3-4 times a week from April through October. I'll be the guy with a fly rod. I've only seen one or two other fly fishermen there. Most are families drowning worms.

I have caught several 4-5 pound bass and a lot of crappie and bluegill and smaller bass. It's not a "pretty" lake but it is water and there are fish.

The Licking River up past Falmouth is also good but a little far for a quick trip after work.

The creek at Big Bone Park can be good at times for smaller bluegill and bass. in the winter months, Trout are stocked there an it is a delayed harvest until about April. The lake up on top of the hill at the park also has a good population of bass and bluegill and some crappie. It is tough to fish with a fly rod due to trees totally surrounding the lake but it can be done.

Idlewild park not too far from you in Burlington also has a couple ponds that can produce some bluegill and smaller bass. Again, no great fish, but fun for an after work evening that is about 10 minutes from your location.

There is a tail water about an hour north of you in Brookville Indiana that can run hot and cold. Some days, I catch a lot of trout there and other days, I think you'd need a stick of dynamite.

Laughery Creek over around Friendship Indiana (outside of Dillsboro on Rte. 62) has fish. Again, bass and various sunfish but still fun.

I don't fish much in Ohio but there are supposed to be some nice lakes and streams over there too.

IF you're out this summer and see a red Pontiac G6 convetible and a guy flailing a long stick around it's me. Stop by and say hello.

Jeff

rivergal
01-03-2010, 07:06 PM
JoeFred, you are 5 years ahead of me. I am trying to decide on gambling
that my 2 original knees will last another fishing season, or spend my fishing license money on a good rocking chair.

Crockett
01-04-2010, 09:05 AM
Happy new year to everyone! I am hoping for another Hazel Creek trip this year and maybe an Eagle Creek trip as well. But even more than that in 2010 I hope to do some more small stream spec fishing in the park. I don't mind the rain so much and I wonder if 2010 will be as wet as 2009. In any case it will be fun to get out there and hopefully run across some of you all out on the streams.

Ky Tim
01-07-2010, 12:45 PM
Following a relocation from WV, I look forward to exploring more new water in 2010.

I want to explore some small streams in Northern Kentucky for possibly smallmouth, redeyes, etc. I even added a 5wt bamboo to my arsenal just for this (my first rod over a 4wt). I also have some intel from the KY DNR on where to add another state to my brook trout list.

I look forward to exploring more waters in the Smokies. I received Mr. Casada's new book yesterday and I can't wait to get into it!

Also, if things work out as planned, I plan to complete the California Heritage Trout Challenge and add six new salmonid species to my life list - now at 14.

Bring it on!

Happy New Year


WV, you may already know this, but I thought I would pass it on. There is a FFF group in Northern Kentucky if you are interested. Met a couple of guys from their club a few years back and they were nice fellows. Here is a link:

http://www.nkyflyfishers.org/

Here's to a great 2010 everyone.

WVBrookie
01-07-2010, 01:38 PM
Jeff and Tim,

Thanks for the information! I'm a looong ways from what I consider trout country. I'll make the best of it....I'm a glass half full guy.

I'm actually closer now to the Smokies than I am my WV brookie streams, so if anyone wants to hook up for a weekend trip to either drop me a line.

Thanks,
Chris

Rog 1
01-07-2010, 03:03 PM
Told the wife I was not going to make any New Year resolutions but....I hereby resolve to do more "wet" fishing this year especially back to my grandfather's ways of wet flies and not just nymphs....and being so far from my beloved mountains I resolve to catch my first fish on a fly in saltwater....both should be easier than going on a diet.

jeffnles1
01-07-2010, 08:22 PM
Chris,
There are some trout up at Brookville if you don't mind more or less urban fishing in a tailwater. They are not wild but there are more than a few hold overs. I've pulled a couple 19+" browns out of there. Size 20 and smaller midges and hoppers in the summer. Pretty standard tail water stuff.

You are so right though, Northern Kentucky is a far way off from classic trout water, but our bass, bluegill and crappie will grow on you.

With all the snow we got today, fishing seems like a long way off.
Jeff

Jeff and Tim,

Thanks for the information! I'm a looong ways from what I consider trout country. I'll make the best of it....I'm a glass half full guy.

I'm actually closer now to the Smokies than I am my WV brookie streams, so if anyone wants to hook up for a weekend trip to either drop me a line.

Thanks,
Chris