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Old 04-05-18, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default Today was a good day

After spending 12 hrs in a car yesterday, today was a Joe day. Got out around 11 and it was pretty packed already at the dam. As I was getting dressed the stocker truck pulled up. Ended up helping a dad and his son gear up but they were loaded for bear(12pnd test and all). I let them know that there are not too many catfish in the river and showed them an improved clinch(cinch?) knot and let them on their way. I snuck around a couple of folks and found a corner of the river to start fishing. Not much to start but folks cleared out around lunch so I made my way back up to below the ramp and changed up flies. As soon as I did I started getting fish. And I mean a lot. I had a variation of a Midge Big T gave me and boy did it work. I caught about 15 or so in about 30mins. Decided to move down stream a little and let others fish the spot. Caught fish all the way down to Haw creek and then decided to make my way back up. Retied, refreshed, and got out to the same spot. When I say I had a day, I had a Big T type of day. I think all of the fisherman at the ramp pushed all the stockers down a little. I must have caught 50+ fish on the day, with a majority coming after 1pm. I was a little protective of the spot and did not move for a while. Sorry, but as above, it was a Joe day. I was dry dropping 2 different color midges in the same pattern. Caught fish on both and even managed a few on the dry.

Thanks to Hillis for stopping by as saying hi.

Tight lines folks and see you on the river.


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Old 04-05-18, 06:41 PM   #2
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Woo-hoo! A fifty-plus fish day is a GOOD day! I've had mebbe three or four days that've ever been lahk that and I will remember them fer a long time!

Good on you fer helpin' some folks git set up fer the day. That makes fer good Karma and it'll come back to you when you least 'spect it. And good on you also too fer makin' room fer others an' movin' downstream to give the less 'sperienced some room to fish fer new stockers. (The 50+ day hints that you may've already scored on a little of that Karma, but I suspect you have a lot more comin' to ya!)

Great report! It gives me a case of the "feel goods."

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Old 04-05-18, 07:46 PM   #3
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12lb test! Nice choice. I picked up a noticable number more bites when I downsized from 15.
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Old 04-05-18, 08:09 PM   #4
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In the words of the great Sir Cube of Ice, "If the day does not require and AK, then it is good."
We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers
And sitting by desolate streams;
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Old 04-05-18, 08:15 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by GoutUnlimited View Post
In the words of the great Sir Cube of Ice, "If the day does not require and AK, then it is good."
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Old 04-05-18, 09:48 PM   #6
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Sounds awesome Joe congrats!

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Old 04-06-18, 09:09 AM   #7
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Dude, that's insane

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Old 04-06-18, 09:32 AM   #8
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I got some nice mono wrapped around my boots yesterday at the dam. I was able to break it off with my hands so I am guessing it was at least 15lb.

If anyone is looking for it, I put it in the lost in found.

Good news was that I fooled a fish into taking my own tied fly.

Pretty neat moment.

I didnt have a 50 fish day though... Indicator nymphing for me was real tough with the wind and I need more midges.

Caught one on Dr Charles Waltz though! -Thanks doc!

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Old 04-07-18, 06:57 AM   #9
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Joe, Congrats on a great day on the river! I watched you catching one after another, in awe!
"Why me Lord what have I ever done to deserve even one of the pleasures I've known" - Kris Kristofferson
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