Sunday, February 10, 2013

Rivers, Streams, Water Falls, Food and More

I got an email the other day from Benton Gibson a viewer who had watched one of my video clips on stream fishing. He said he loves to use the fly rod to fish streams and rivers in his home state of Mississippi. He wanted to share a few images of the Bogue Chitto River in the Pearl River Basin off the Natchez Trace Parkway. This is an area he fishes often for bass and sunfish.

Easy to fish with the fly rod--wet wading in the summer months
I can see my fly drifting by the root system near the far bank. Benton has offered to take me on a trip down this river later in the year. He even offered to film the trip. I am considering his offer. I will keep you guys posted.
I also received an email from another viewer commenting about my Natchez Trace Post, where I featured Jackson Falls along the Trace.  I only showed you an image in that post; well I thought I would share the live video of Jackson Falls. My wife and I will make a trip here this summer. I will have to toss a fly below the falls while we are there.

This is another reason I love fishing in general, which is the food aspect. My wife and I had an awesome meal last night which consisted of baked bluegill fillets, baked french fries, cole slaw, and roma tomatos. Notice I said baked, that is the route both of us have to go when eating fish or meats. Sorry I can't share the meal with you guys, but trust me when I say it was delicious!!
A little bit of everything today guys. I just want to THANK ALL OF YOU for helping me achieve the 100,000 visitor mark last week. I appreciate all the visitors to this blog weather they be a drop in or a regular follower. All of you have made blogging one of my favorite pastimes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

34 comments:

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

You are welcome. Always a pleasure to stop by.

Blake said...

I would certainly agree to meet up with him, for one it looks like some most excellent water. Second, some of my best fishing friends i met online. Its worth a shot.

kudos on 100k!

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

You should be excited about your trip out West. It will definitely be a lifetime fishing highlight... I hope to meet up with you one day of it, for sure! Bill, how long have you been blogging? Congrats on #100k!!

Rainbow Chaser said...

Certainly some fishing looking water down in Mississippi, Bill. I think you should take advantage of this and post your results for those of us who live to far away to appreciate it. Wonderful news on hitting a "100,000". Thanks for being my BlogBuddy.

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Thanks Mark for all the visits and comments

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
I just may have to take him up on a trip this summer. The fliming kind of intrigues me. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

RD
I can’t wait to make the Montana trip either in August or early September. My wife is retiring in May and this trip will be kind of our retirement gift for both of us. She use to fish with me all the time but work and raising kids took a lot of her time over the years so fishing began secondary for her. She has never fly fished and wants me to teach her how to use it before we make the trip—I don’t know how that is going to work out??? I will be touch base with questions before we go. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
This trip would differently be a nice getaway. I had heard of this river but didn't realize it was as pretty as it isin the images. Thanks for comment

cofisher said...

Bill, you're a class guy and I love your take on things fly fishing. Congrats. The falls are truly beautiful and I envy your hopefully upcoming trip.

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Thanks for the compliment; the falls is one place I have to wet a fly. The water I am told is fishable some distance below. It would be nice to have a cabin near the there. Thanks for the comment

Brk Trt said...

Beautiful southern streams.
Nice meal too.

Daniel said...

Congratulations on 100,000!

penbayman said...

I love all the green in your photos..we're still a long way from that here in Maine

Kevin Frank said...

That is beautiful looking water. Congrats on all the visitors.

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
That meal is one my wife and I have at least once a week. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Daniel
Thanks for visits and the comments

Bill Trussell said...

Penbayman
I really feel for you guys up that way, you may have snow for quite some time. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin Franks
Fishing that kind of river would really be a treat. Thanks for the comment

Ricky Anderson said...

Congrats on 100K visitors, and thanks for taking the time to help out us new guys along the way. Good luck in Montana, I can't wait to see the results of the filming.

Bill Trussell said...

Rick
I featured your blog last year along with three others that I follow now. I really enjoy readiing your bird hunting post. Can't wait to make it to Montana in the summer. Thanks for the comment

Carp Aficionado said...

Nice post Bill. Love those Southern warmwater streams. Congrats on the 100,000 milestone!
Ty

Bill said...

Those look like some fun places to fish and explore. Bluegills are good eating!

Bill Trussell said...

Ty
Can't wait for spring to get on some of those waters. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Bill
Crappie and bluegill are hard to beat when it comes to a meal. thanks for the comment

Rick Kratzke said...

That does look like some very nice spots to fish and even though I have three feet of snow outside I find myself thinking of trout fishing.

Bill Trussell said...

Rick
There is going to be some overflow streams when all that snow melts. Thanks for the comment

Trail The Outdoors said...

Bill, those bluegill fillets look amazing. Congrats on the 100k mark. Here's to another 100!

Bill Trussell said...

Trail
These fillets are even better the next day warmed in the oven, and served with the cole slaw, french fries, and tomatoes--thanks for the comment

riverwalker34 said...

Bill, your going with Jay and now this guy . . . you've got it made. By the way, my comments section is working now.

Bill Trussell said...

Josh
I have met some of my best fishing buddies blogging; and Jay is one of them. He and I have fished together twice. Yes he will be making a trip with me on Smith Lake in the Spring. He and Kelly will also met me on the tailrace to fish for trout soon I hope. The water levels on the race are too dangerous now to wade. Thanks for the comment

David Knapp said...

Bill, that looks like some amazing water and I'll bet it doesn't get much pressure. What about the snakes though? I would be nervous wading that type of stream...

Bill Trussell said...

David
Yes no pressure, and the great thing about fishing areas like this is they are changing all the time, with the overflows that occur. As for snakes I will keep a look out. Thanks for the comment

J. said...

Great looking pictures! Speaking of great looking, the fish and fries look delicious. great post and congrats on the 100,000 views!

Bill Trussell said...

J
This baked bluegills and crappie are a regular meal on weekends for my wife and I. Thanks for the comment