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5wt 05-08-2012 12:03 PM

Little River 5/07 PB Park Fish
 
I haven't been to the park to fish much this year but something told me to go give it a try. There was a chance of rain and I had a feeling maybe I could catch a nice fish under the overcast conditions that Monday was set to provide. I headed out and made it to the river just after lunch as the rain was just starting. I slid on the rain jacket, tied on a olive bead headed wooly bugger and made my way down to the river. I picked my spot and let it fly. As soon as the bugger hit the water this guy came from the depths and nailed it!
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/a...122439-1-2.jpg




He measured at 16in. and is my best park fish. I ended up cacthing 6 fish in about 3 hours of fishing between downpours. The rest were in the 8 to 12in. range as shown below. http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/a...7_135231-1.jpg



It was just one of those days where I could have packed up after the first cast and gone home happy!!

duckypaddler 05-08-2012 01:11 PM

That's an incredible fish
 
I'd be thrilled with that fish on a tailwater, and most likely wouldn't know what to do if I hooked onto one in the park:eek:

Only downside is now your expectations might now be a little high:rolleyes:

One question - Did you have knowledge that the pool you cast into held such a fish? or was it just Dumb Luck? (About the monster living there, not your skills)

I bet you walked back soaked and with a BIG GRIN:biggrin:

BlueRaiderFan 05-08-2012 01:28 PM

Very nice! I bet he pulled like crazy.

5wt 05-08-2012 02:26 PM

I have to admit it was just dumb luck. I have caught some nice rainbows out of the same run in the past but never knew this guy was laying in there.

This fish put up a heck of a fight and I was lucky to land him. He kept making a run for the rapids at the tail of the pool and I just bowed up on him and was able to keep him from making it. The line snapped as I slid him into the net. He was almost the 20 incher that got away! Ha

BlueRaiderFan 05-08-2012 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by 5wt (Post 100699)
I have to admit it was just dumb luck. I have caught some nice rainbows out of the same run in the past but never knew this guy was laying in there.

This fish put up a heck of a fight and I was lucky to land him. He kept making a run for the rapids at the tail of the pool and I just bowed up on him and was able to keep him from making it. The line snapped as I slid him into the net. He was almost the 20 incher that got away! Ha

I've taken a lot of jabs on this board over that fish but I stand by my opinion that it was a fish around 20". Glad you caught a good one.

5wt 05-08-2012 10:30 PM

BlueRaider I in no way meant that as a shot at you. Sorry if you took it that way. I honestly don't even know what you are talking about. I was just saying the one that got away always gets a few inches added on. Sorry for the confusion and thanks!

BlueRaiderFan 05-09-2012 01:46 AM

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Originally Posted by 5wt (Post 100722)
BlueRaider I in no way meant that as a shot at you. Sorry if you took it that way. I honestly don't even know what you are talking about. I was just saying the one that got away always gets a few inches added on. Sorry for the confusion and thanks!

Ah no worries. I've been pecked a few times and now I'm paranoid :biggrin: (half the time I don't know what I'm talkin' about either).

tnflyfisher 05-09-2012 01:20 PM

Those browns are borderline psychedelic... :biggrin:

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Originally Posted by BlueRaiderFan (Post 100727)
Ah no worries. I've been pecked a few times and now I'm paranoid :biggrin:

You don't say... ??
Tape measure, cough... cough... :biggrin:

Tight Lines,

David Knapp 05-09-2012 02:37 PM

Very nice brown!!!

BlueRaiderFan 05-09-2012 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by tnflyfisher (Post 100747)
Those browns are borderline psychedelic... :biggrin:



You don't say... ??
Tape measure, cough... cough... :biggrin:

Tight Lines,


ARRRGGGH!!! (picture Charlie Brown missing the football as Lucy pulls it away). I take it all back...it was a 12" fish. Move along. :cool: :biggrin:


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