Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by * J Y *, May 26, 2010.

  1. billdozer

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    Able to sit down and make a few pheasant tails and guide's choice hare's ears tonight.

     
  2. billdozer

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    It's basically the opposite for me. Most of my trout I catch are on dries and I don't seem to have the knack for nymph fishing.
     
  3. Iron Mickey

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    it’s like a whole new world of outdoor autism, as even considering the sport forces you into being an entomologist
     
  4. billdozer

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    This video has a good life cycle summary in the first 8 minutes or so.

     
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  5. Tarpon Nole

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    Manatees have been part of the Eco system long before golf courses, fertilizer, run off, septic systems etc

    Florida has always had springs they flocked to in winter
     
  6. billdozer

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    Tried to fish the Chattooga today, but with all the rain we've had, the river was up a lot, so not much luck with the fish. Did get a couple good pictures of the rapid known as Crack in the Rock/Hole in the Wall.

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  7. Tarpon Nole

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    We’ve had crazy high water as well. Lots of rain but also a wind pushing the already high high tides even higher. Fish are way back in the bushes

    Just praying for a cool down in a few weeks.
     
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  8. billdozer

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    Made a few blue wing olives and some copper johns over the last few days. Didn't have the feathers I wanted to use for the copper johns, so one of our hens got a small haircut.

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  9. billdozer

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    Made a few wooly buggers and went out on the Chattooga this morning. Caught 6 on a bugger and another 4 or so on a blue wing olive.

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    Caught most of them in these two runs along the bank
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    And as I was leaving, DNR was finishing up stocking at the bridge. A guy posted up right there with corn catching one on each cast. The view from the bridge.
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  10. billdozer

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    Went to the East Fork of the Chattooga yesterday. Had an otter swim by me at the location of the first pic.

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  11. billdozer

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    Also, Iron Mickey and texasraider, if y'all were still interested in flies, I've got them made. If not, no problem, I'll just add them to my supply.
     
  12. texasraider

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    Absolutely. DM me your Venmo and I’ll send you monies and my address
     
  13. HOOSINSC

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    DH season starts in a month?
     
  14. billdozer

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    November I believe. Doesn't apply to Burrell's Ford though, just Highway 28 bridge up to Reed Creek, which is only a mile or so up the river.
     
  15. HOOSINSC

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    i fish the hwy 28 bridge area the most on the chattooga. the chauga a bit more probably, and that was under regulations as well. although, i think this year i am going to put most of my trout effort into figuring out the davidson and hoping duke let's people wade the tuck once in a while. the davidson is an hour closer to my house, and the tuck is actually closer too.
     
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  16. billdozer

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    I've never actually fished the 28 bridge area. Just at the Section II put in when I start canoeing down. The only part of the delayed harvest section on the Chauga I've fished is Hellhole. Haven't been to Grapevine since it's such a big camping area. Luckily everything is within 45 minutes for me, but I have to limit myself to half a day or so for my wife's sanity.
     
  17. Iron Mickey

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    Yeah, DM me and I'll pay up.
     
  18. bigred77

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    Just discovered that Walmart now carries these
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  19. billdozer

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    Made some CDC Elk Hair Caddis' and a mouse fly.
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    Went to the Chauga today. Caught 5 trout, and a redeye. Had a bunch hit the dry flies, but they kept getting loose.
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  20. HOOSINSC

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    i get really excited over the redeye there. they have bartrams bass according to folks.
     
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  21. Cornfed Buffalo

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    Mom and Stepdad just kopped a spot on a private lake.

    Best birthday gift ever. Thanks Mom.

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  23. billdozer

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    Glad they made it. USPS dragging their feet.
     
  24. Funshot Residue

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    If that's 36 pounds, he must have the longest arms of any human. Beast of a fish.
     
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  25. billdozer

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    The camera adds a couple pounds.
     
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  26. Pharm

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    I wanna buy a drone and use it to scout for reds at low tide
     
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  27. billdozer

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    Made some CDC Elk Hair caddis, RS-2s, and damselflies this week. Looking like a rainout for the week, but next weekend I'm going to a river that's only easily accessible during hunting season. Otherwise, it's a 4 mile hike, so should be plenty of fish that haven't seen a fly in a long time.

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  28. HOOSINSC

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  29. billdozer

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    I have already done a few of these with my girls.
     
  30. HOOSINSC

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    oh it is right on target. i do all of these things.
     
  31. HOOSINSC

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    almost certain i’ve fished that hole
     
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  32. HOOSINSC

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    lost 3 nice browns today. got this one to the net. was in really good shape
     
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  33. billdozer

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    Tried out this mountain stream today. It's only accessible by vehicle during hunting season, otherwise it's a 4 mile hike. Unfortunately it's pretty hard to get to a lot of it due to the steep banks and dense rhododendron and mountain laurel.


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  34. HOOSINSC

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    nice brown from today. had a brook trout swallow a fly today, never gut hooked a trout before. felt bad

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  35. billdozer

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    Keep it or cut the fly loose?
     
  36. HOOSINSC

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    i thought i could try to get it(the barb was crushed), but as soon as i got my hemostats in it’s mouth it went nuts and broke the tippet.
     
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  37. billdozer

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    Wife and I are canoeing Section II of the Chattooga tomorrow. Taking the fly rod, will see how it is trying to fly fish from a moving canoe. Still deciding whether to take a 9 ft or 7.5 ft rod.
     
  38. HOOSINSC

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    can you stand in your canoe? mine is sometimes sketch but when i go with friends we trade off, one paddling while the other fishes.
     
  39. Iron Mickey

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    Caught my first one on the fly. A stocked rainbow on a wooly booger. My fishing compadre was up the river so I didn’t get a pic but it was modest, maybe 6”. I was so damn elated though I got watery eyes. I was damn near the quitting point having gone from catching huge natives on lure to just jerking my dick on the fly.

    sublime
     
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  40. billdozer

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    Not easily. I just assumed that I would cast while sitting. Plus we pull off often to fish runs as we pass them. Taking a spinning rod as well, so if the fly rod doesn't work well while we're moving, I'll use the spinner until we stop.
     
  41. billdozer

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    Congrats. You definitely catch more on tackle, but I enjoy the challenge of fly fishing more, even if it is frustrating getting skunked or only catching 1 or 2. There's nothing quite like seeing a spot, knowing there's a fish there, and tossing out your fly to the right spot and catching it. Especially on a dry fly and getting to see them rise.
     
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  42. Iron Mickey

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    thanks buddy. Heading back to the same river tomorrow. Looking forward to trying some of yours.
     
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  43. billdozer

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    Good float trip down Section II of the Chattooga. Caught 6 trout and 4 red eyes between the two of us. Missed the good fall colors by a few weeks.

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  44. billdozer

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    A couple interesting videos of underwater trout if interested


     
  45. HOOSINSC

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    i enjoy these videos. makes me want to do some snorkeling in the rivers.
     
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  46. billdozer

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    There's a monster Brook around 36:10 in the second video.
     
  47. billdozer

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    Tried another river today, the Little Eastatoe. Not a lot of fish, but the bait fisher's struck out so I didn't feel too bad.

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  48. Skiddly

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    Caught my first trout on the fly rod yesterday. Ended the day with 6 or 7. Had a great time
     

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