Big Park Rainbow!!
Hey all, i don't post much on here, but visit regularly. I only make it to the mountains about twice a year if im lucky so i kinda feel like i don't have much that i can share, but when i do, i do share.
I came down on wed. night for what was supposed to be a 4 day camping/fishing trip that got cut short. When i called home to check in with the misses friday evening she informed me that both she and my daughter had gotten the swine flu, so i packed up camp and headed back to KY. They are better now, and somehow, ive yet to get it, knock on wood.
I did get in two good days of fishing, and thursday being the best. I was fishing this certain creek and came to a huge pool. I cast my #12 orange stimi w/ green copperjohn dropper up stream and it landed exactly where I wanted it. I mend the line, and all of a sudden I see this big, dark shadow come out from under a rock and sip that stimi right off the top. I set the hook and the fight was on. As i got the fish in close i reached and grabbed my small trout net off my back and quickly realized, How the **** am i supposed to fit this thing in here. It was a 17" rainbow. I couldn't believe it. Man talk about a rush. Once i got it in the net i let out a loud WWWOOOOO. So if anyone heard such nonsense about 11:45 thursday morning, it was me, and for good reason . I quickly got to the bank and laid my rod down, very carefully held the fish and net in the water and grabbed my cell phone. I had to take a picture of this if nothing else but for proof. The pictures are horrible, but like i said, i just wanted proof. I quickly snapped a couple and got her back in the water. She was a beautiful fish, the pics don't do her justice. I thanked her for giving me the pleasure and gladly watched her scurry away back to the dark hole she came from. I did a little happy dance and about fell face first into that cold water. Needless to say I walked around with a **** eatin grin on my face the rest of the day. Then about 3 casts later i caught an 11-12" brown in the same hole. It was a great day of fishing with about 25 fish brought to hand. Then the next day on deep creek i missed a big brown that was as big or bigger, just got a little ansy and set the hook too quick, man was that upsetting. All in all it was a great trip, and i got a park fish of a lifetime.
Like i said, the pics are horrible, sorry. I took them more for proof than anything. I don't have a waterproof digi yet and the boss won't let me take the good camera for fear ill drop, and i probably would. But christmas is coming.
This pic i just snapped it and threw my phone up on the bank so i could get her back in the water. When ever you need a buddy there to snap the hero shot, they're never there right.... Oh well, i have a vivid memory of her and ever since when i close my eyes i see her rise up and sip that fly right off the top, and thats what counts. (side note-the copper john dropper was caught in my net, not her gut as it appears)
"All the romance of trout fishing exists in the mind of the angler and is in no way shared by the fish" -Harold F. Blaisdell