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Old 02-14-18, 12:34 PM   #31
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Update: Smith was still rolling high this morning, but has come down a bit since yesterday. Might be ok to fish, just prepare accordingly.
It fishes great when rolling high. Just take your time wading and high stick. It's combat fishing time....
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Old 02-14-18, 12:41 PM   #32
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One last question (I'm lying).

Line setup? I bought a 7.5 foot leader today. Attached a tippet ring to it. How much tippet should I add to that?

From what I hear, the creek isn't very deep. Too much leader/tippet sounds impossible to cast on a small creek.
Use surgeon knot to connect rather than a tippet ring. Don't go over 2X size change meaning if you bought a 5X leader, don't add anything smaller than 7X. As for length, My total length at Smith is usually 12 feet. I high stick quite a bit and fish in the faster water. I usually use 2BB but adjust depending on how the line is reacting.

As for water temps, 58 seems to be the sweet spot.
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Old 02-14-18, 01:48 PM   #33
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Update: Smith was still rolling high this morning, but has come down a bit since yesterday. Might be ok to fish, just prepare accordingly.
Thanks for the update.
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Use surgeon knot to connect rather than a tippet ring. Don't go over 2X size change meaning if you bought a 5X leader, don't add anything smaller than 7X. As for length, My total length at Smith is usually 12 feet. I high stick quite a bit and fish in the faster water. I usually use 2BB but adjust depending on how the line is reacting.

As for water temps, 58 seems to be the sweet spot.
I'll keep that in mind, thanks.
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Old 02-14-18, 06:42 PM   #34
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Apparently supposed to be some showers tonight.

https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/...n=localwx_hour

Something like a total of 0.06 inches of rain inbetween 9pm and 3am.

How bad is this?
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Old 02-14-18, 06:51 PM   #35
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New update: smith creek is just high enough and colored enough that, if we don't get much rain tonight, the levels should be perfect on Thursday. But, if we get another gully washer tonight, it'll be high and mighty.
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Old 02-14-18, 06:59 PM   #36
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New update: smith creek is just high enough and colored enough that, if we don't get much rain tonight, the levels should be perfect on Thursday. But, if we get another gully washer tonight, it'll be high and mighty.
I need to start praying it seems
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Old 02-14-18, 07:29 PM   #37
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I need to start praying it seems
We should always pray!

I'll check again in the morning when I buzz through Helen and try to remember to update you. I go through there about 7:30am, and will try to update ASAP.

I'll PM you my cell number, feel free to txt in case I forget.
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Old 02-14-18, 09:05 PM   #38
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I guess I have another question. Gotta fit them all in before I go.

How is the creek above the lake? Worth a visit? Stocked at this time of year?
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Old 02-14-18, 09:07 PM   #39
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I wouldn't go, it's not stocked during this time of the year and the water is pretty marginal


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Old 02-14-18, 09:23 PM   #40
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I wouldn't go, it's not stocked during this time of the year and the water is pretty marginal
Gotcha! I'm been trying to note other creeks in the area. Quite a lot of them.
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