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    Default Clinch Fishing and wishing

    Returned to the Clinch today. Great midge activity from the time we got there about 10:30A until the water came up around 2:30 when the fishing started dropping off. Minimal microcaddis. I saw one LONE sulphur. Better late than never. Wonder who he will hook up with? That guy is out of luck! I released right at 35 brooks, bows, and browns in that order of numbers. No real brutes, but some nicer 14-15". All on an #18 midge.

    The wish came when I saw a Clackacraft come down by me that was alot like the one I owned at one time. Made me for a second want one again, until they scraped that beautiful boat over a shoal! Oh well, as the guy at Clacka said you can set a bomb off underneath one and it won't hurt it, just make it look bad. I did buy a FishCat with 10' pontoons on it, and have been waiting for the water to start backing down, so I am going to crank that thing up soon.

    Water...pulsed 1 gen. early AM for one hour, and then off until noon. We had falling water from the morning pulse.
    BP. Steady throughout the day
    Farmer's Almanac good
    Moonrise 1305
    I am a great admirer of spectator sports, especially on television; it keeps the riffraff off the trout streams.

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    Sounds like a great day Phil, and buy a Hyde, you know they are better.

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    Default Scraping bottom....

    That was more than likely me you saw scraping bottom. We were in a black, gray and white Clacka yesterday. It's not my boat. It was buddy's sitting behind me. He's put a few scratches on mine, so I thought I owned him a few. LOL....

    I was trying to keep from putting your fish down, so we chose a little skinnier line.

    Saw you land a couple of those 35, we didn't do to bad ourselves. Had better luck during the morning hours before the heat of the day caught up to us along with the water.
    You can't depend on your judgement when your imagination is out of focus. - Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petey View Post
    That was more than likely me you saw scraping bottom. We were in a black, gray and white Clacka yesterday. It's not my boat. It was buddy's sitting behind me. He's put a few scratches on mine, so I thought I owned him a few. LOL....

    I was trying to keep from putting your fish down, so we chose a little skinnier line.

    Saw you land a couple of those 35, we didn't do to bad ourselves. Had better luck during the morning hours before the heat of the day caught up to us along with the water.

    It sounds like Jay is leaving a nice trail of gelcoat. I guess he's marking his territory...

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    Default Marking territory

    I already marked that shoal years ago with mine! Holy Cow the first time down that river (after buying the boat used) my lead anchor fell off in the parking lot ( a poor knot by the previous owner). I had to crash into the left bank below Peach Orchard and get a huge rock and tie it own for an anchor. Then I nailed that shoal above Offut to break in the bottom. I think I knocked some gelcoat out of one of the chines!

    The midge fishing was great yesterday. Your buddy up front must be a UT fan with that BIG ORANGE indicator!

    Waterwolf,
    I'd rather push a Clacka than row a Hyde! Kinda like asking a Chevy guy to drive a Ford. Are those Hydes still got foam in the bottom so when you get a leak and the bottom freezes it expands and blows out? LOL
    I am a great admirer of spectator sports, especially on television; it keeps the riffraff off the trout streams.

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    Sounds like a good day Dr. Phil! I miss the Clinch!

    Why hit rocks when you can just bounce off them?



    STAR Sport Bug. Similar to Wonder Bug but has a transom mount. My dad and I like it so far.

    I suppose if you're one of those guys that has to have a Gucci Fly Rod and Louis Vuitton Reel, a Clacka or Hyde might be the way to go though.

    By the way, are you interested in fishing the Missouri and Blackfoot with Bill and I next summer?

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    Default Go Grizzlies!!!!!!

    Would love to see this boat in action. I will talk to Bill. I'll row.

    Now that the water is starting to cut back it is time to launch this FishCat. I miss rowing and fishing, although I think I will be a little spooked at first looking down and seeing the bottom of the river instead of fiberglass!!

    My son really wanted to go to U. of M., but the day we took the visit the kid that showed us around I swear was on pot and just turned him and us off. It was actually funny some of the things he said. "that's the library, some people go there to study" LOL!
    Last edited by Flat Fly n; 09-09-2008 at 10:15 PM.
    I am a great admirer of spectator sports, especially on television; it keeps the riffraff off the trout streams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Fly n View Post
    Would love to see this boat in action. I will talk to Bill. I'll row.
    Would be glad to have you. We will be staying at my dad's new cabin near the Blackfoot so we will have plenty room.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Fly n View Post
    My son really wanted to go to U. of M., but the day we took the visit the kid that showed us around I swear was on pot and just turned him and us off.
    More than likely he was. Pot is to Missoula as coffee is to Seattle, they go hand-in-hand. I was fortunate to get involved with the right people early in school and was able to stay away. If your son is a good kid, he wouldn't have had a problem and he would have LOVED going to school there. Missoula will always be a city I want to live in again (and probably will some day).


    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Fly n View Post
    It was actually funny some of the things he said. "that's the library, some people go there to study" LOL!
    What library? We had a library at UM? ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crick Addict View Post
    It sounds like Jay is leaving a nice trail of gelcoat. I guess he's marking his territory...
    By my own hand or from those of my compadres, I always try to leave the bottom a little smoother than I found it..

    Need to get you up this way and hit the Clinch or some smallies on the Holston Crick. I know where some nice sharp rocks are at both places.. Seriously though.. Give me a shout..

    Marmot

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    UofMontanaAlum,
    Nice watercraft! If I had to guess where the pic was taken, I'd say that was Wolf Creek access?

    mstone

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