Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Finally Back on the Water Again

It was good to get back on the water after almost two weeks of wedding company and travel for my niece’s wedding in Florida. So this morning I ventured out to the tailrace for a little 3 wt. action about 200 yards below the generators at Smith Lake Dam. I was a little late and most of the spots were already taken, but that didn’t dampen my enthusiasms for the morning. I guess you could label me as being a little stubborn, but I just had to go with the tiny gnat dry, even if there wasn’t much in the way of top action. Let’s just say the trout won that battle. Zero for me and a one for the trout. I finally settled in with the pink scud in size 14, under the indicator. It was slow all morning, and as the morning closed out I discovered I was not the only fisherman coming up short. Mornings like this is what makes trout fishing so interesting and yet rewarding to me. I still look forward to the next trip.
Sorry guys but this and another lonely bow was all that came to the net today.
After an assortment of flies, this little scud was the winner today.
All the action was close to the dam today. Notice the huge dam in the distance. This rock monster is a quarter of a mile wide.

12 comments:

Jay said...

The weather has finally gotten a little more fishing friendly. Looking forward to Bear Creek.

Bill Trussell said...

Jay
It was actually a little cool when I left the house for the river. I will give you the exact time for the trip later in the week---looking forward to seeing and fishing with you and Kelly.

John said...

Bill
You went to Florida and didn't take your rod? You know there's peacock bass in the Miami area

Sanders said...

Glad you were able to get back on the water. nice that a couple decided to show up :-)

Bill Trussell said...

Sanders
Very slow, but at least being on the water was a plus. Thanks for the comment

Shoreman said...

Hey Bill. Good to hear you're back in the fishing business. Two weeks without and you were probably having withdrawals.

Mark

Ty said...

Nice Bill. Bet that 'bow put a good bend in the 3 wt.

blake said...

scuds work very nicely over here in the wisconsin streams and its a nice looking one Bill. Is that one from your new shipment? even though it was a slow day i like trouty things!

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
The scuds work when nothing else will here, actually this one was given to me by one of my buddies. He had 6 and gave me two. I am going to get Flydeals to tie up some for me. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Kind of like a drug junkie, got to have my fix. Thanks for comment

Bill Trussell said...

Ty
The 3 wt. for me is ideal to land the the majority of rainbows below the dam. I am still looking for that 15 to 20" Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

John
I would have liked to carried the fly rod but too much wedding on going to do any fishing. Thanks for the comment