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01-29-2007, 10:57 AM
I made my first trip to the sipsey fork Saturday (1-27). The midges were active. My catching was slow in the morning (zip), but picked up considerably after lunch (7 to hand, 3 ldr's). All fish were caught on midges, and all were released. I talked to several folks who were leaving while I was eating my sandwich at the truck, and they also reported slow mornings. The surface temperature warmed in the afternoon, maybe the water did also.

Positive:
It was great having all the room for backcasts.
The people I spoke with were all nice.

Negative:
The minimum flow needs to be increased. The sipsey gives new meaning to the term "long drifts". I enjoy the challenge of slow water, but just a little more flow would help. I'm glad to see from other posts that this is being discussed.

Overall, I enjoyed my trip to the sipsey, and I will return soon.

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kriscad
01-29-2007, 05:47 PM
How far from Huntsville is it?

wndeagle
01-29-2007, 06:36 PM
take 65 south just past cullman, probably 1-1.5 hours driving. see if you got the pm i sent you a couple of weeks ago.

bamafly
01-29-2007, 11:46 PM
Its 1 hour from my home in Athens to the Sipsey

DALEFISH
01-30-2007, 10:46 AM
cast,sorry i missed you.we must have been fishing further up river than you.i asked everyone i saw if they were driving a red truck but no luck.i stayed up river all afternoon kinda close to the dam.let me know when you come back,fishing will really start to pick up soon.
dalefish

one more cast
01-30-2007, 11:22 AM
Hey Dale,

I was kinda thinking you might be there, sorry I missed you also. I never made it all the way up to the dam. I went in right past the pumping station, and fished up and around the first bend going upriver.
Thought about going by the flyshop on my way out about 4:30, but was just too tired and supper was calling me home. I'll be back on the first good weekend, maybe we could hook up then.

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DALEFISH
01-30-2007, 05:43 PM
I was supposed to meet my fishing buddy there and i knew right to find him.i didn`t use one of the trails and snuck up on him and kinda scared him.it was funny.anyway,come back and fish and visit the flyshop,they`re good folks.
dalefish