Medlock Bridge Report


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Posted by Steve Keeble on September 22, 1998 at 20:20:58:

My dos pesos.
I fished Medlock Bridge Saturday evening with my two sons(6 and 11). We
launched the boat and motored upriver about a mile and drifted back down.
The water was extremely low and clear. Lots of fish were rising around the
riffles.

I caught 5 or 6 Rainbows in the faster water using bead head Prince Nymph
and caught another half dozen browns by "twitching" a hopper pattern close
to shore in the slow water. I did especially well near the golf course.

The fish were rising to a tiny unknown insect that I have yet to identify. I
tied on a BWO size 18 and caught two rainbows . The fish would rise to the
fly, pause and scrutinize, and then hit. Lots of fun!

Now for the downside. Saw some stuff that kinda ticked me off.
Two guys sitting ON the boat ramp fishing with bait (this section is still
artificial only, isn't it???). Not only were they breaking the law, but they
gave me a dirty look when I backed down the ramp and caused them to move. I
ran the trailer off the ramp on the first try in an effort to avoid the
a3!@&$*s! Woulda called it like I saw it if the youngsters weren't with me.

Half mile upriver and two more guys sitting on a large rock, fishing with
corn. The conversation went something like this:
Me: Are you having any luck?
Them: (blank stare)
Me: Isn't this section artificial only?
Them: Que paso! No habla!
Me: Adios!
Them: (grinning and waving)

Upon returning to the ramp at dusk, I notice an abundance of single males sitting in
their cars. The cars are backed in so as to obscure the license plate. For some reason they don't appear to be looking for the evening hatch. Don't want to pre-judge, but is this place becoming a "pickup
spot" for alternative lifestylers?

Thanks for allowing me to vent. Good fishing.
Steve Keeble
My Driftboat Page
http://www.mindspring.com/~skeeble/driftboat.html



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