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ChemEAngler
04-22-2010, 12:55 PM
Made it out yesterday, and found a few fish looking up.

http://knxtravis80.zenfolio.com/img/v9/p761385676-3.jpg

http://knxtravis80.zenfolio.com/img/v9/p887619596-3.jpg

Also checked on the three redds I found the previous trips, and two were still occupied. Looks promising! Also saw a couple very large mayflies, probably a size 10 or so. They closely resembled a Green Drake, and I watched a couple sizeable fish come completely out of the water eating them. I have watched yellow bass munching on them farther downstream, so I wonder if they have slowly started moving upstream.

Most fish were ignoring the few sulfurs that were hatching. If I found one that was eating on the surface, I could generally get it to take my offering. I was experimenting with a new cripple emerger pattern tied in a hackle stacker fashion. This guy below nearly swallowed it!
http://knxtravis80.zenfolio.com/img/v8/p933936719-3.jpg

Still not quite there yet as far as fish and sulfur activity goes. But it is still early compared to when everything exploded last year. My 2009 fishing log shows that we are about three weeks ahead of last year's schedule.

Rodonthefly
04-22-2010, 01:05 PM
Nice fish Travis, i agree I say this time next week, we'll see things heating up. Care to share your emerger with us?

Also I saw a couple of eagles around your area the other day, very pretty wish I had the camra. Have you seen them?

ChemEAngler
04-22-2010, 02:23 PM
Nice fish Travis, i agree I say this time next week, we'll see things heating up. Care to share your emerger with us?

Also I saw a couple of eagles around your area the other day, very pretty wish I had the camra. Have you seen them?

You know I saw a couple very large birds on top of the hill behind the camper yesterday, but I couldn't tell what they were. At first I thought they were eagles but, I later determined they were red-tailed hawks after hearing their calls for about 20 minutes. Also had another large gobbler fly over my head, and he wandered around in tree line just purring for probably 10 minutes.

I need to tie up some new emergers since the two I had got shredded. When I get them finished I will add them to the fly tying forum.

Rodonthefly
04-22-2010, 02:59 PM
There was a red tailed hawk chasing them but they laned in a big sickamore tree right around the camper. didn't seemed to be bothed by the hawk

Wilson10
04-23-2010, 12:43 AM
great pics...thanks for sharing Travis