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08-14-2007, 08:37 PM
I spent the last weekend fishing brookville tailwaters with my dad brother and his friend. The first day we started at around noon. I ended up catching 6 browns before we left at 8 or so. 3 were on sz 14 yellow par adams 2 were on sz 24 biot midge pupa and 1 was on a sz 18 zebra midge. My brother caught four my dad 2 and my brothers friend 0. We all decided to spend the night there and fish the next day. The next day after a breakfast of McDonalds we got on the stream at about 9 or so. I cought three on the zebra midge right off the bat. The me and my brother headed up stream. My brother saw a trout take something under a tree and tied on a chernoble ant. The first cast he got a hit but missed. It was a big fish he said. He waited a little bit then threw back in. This time the trout swallowed it and the fight was on. While I was walking over to help him I fell in but luckily I was wearing pant waders and only got my shirt wet. Any way eventualy he got the fish in and it was a 17 inch brown. A the end of the day I cought two more during a hatch on griffiths gnat and grizzly midge. Overall a good trip. We fished behind the American Legions building and saw alot of fish rising but never realy got the perfect fly. Any tips or advice would be appreciated.

Heres the hog.


08-14-2007, 09:58 PM
great report and that's a really nice looking brownie......I'm gonna have to make the trip from NW Ohio to Brookville and try this tailwater. I was just in Muncie and Anderson but would not have had time to slip down and try any fishing....anyways, very nice report.....


08-19-2007, 09:08 PM
I was up there on Saturday and was catching browns on a hopper with a hairs ear bead head as a dropper. I caught 4 on the hopper (largest 16" the rest in the 12" range) and 3 on the nymph (largest 12" other two in the 10" range).

I've caught some on a #20 para adams, grifiths gnat and #12 royal coachman.

I think they're surfacing on small caddis and midges but one has to really be dedicated to dry flies to catch them. Hundred casts before a strike. Nymphs are the way to catch fish there, but I like to see them take stuff off the surface. Hoppes were working on Saturday.