I hope to use this blog as an avenue to express my thoughts and adventures of all of my fishing expeditions and any other journeys I may undertake.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Landing Weary Trout in High Winds and High Water
I finally got back on the tailrace today with my
fishing buddy Charles. The 3 hours Charles and I had to fish proved to be productive. We were fishing in high wind
with gust in the twenties and some of the highest tailrace water we have fished
this year. As we approached the first access point we notice no hatch and a
wave covered water surface, so dries were ruled out. There was an occasional sub
surface trout scattered in some of the faster runs that both of us normally
fished. We decided to tie on a couple of soft hackles and fish the flies just
under the surface of the water. The drift would be difficult at times with all
the wind; but we were persistent and it paid off.
This rainbow just couldn’t
resist Alan’s Soft Hackle. I have really got into fishing soft hackle flies
this year. An excellent pattern when trout are sub surface feeding. The drift
is critical even on windy days.
Charles with another sub
surface bow, a good fight for the 3 weight
One usually walks dry on
all these rocks but today we were wading for the entire trip.
My best rainbow this year,
giving the 9 ft. 3 weight Greys Hardy fits!!!
This trout made my trip---I
know this trout may seem small to you guys, but a trout this size on the Sipsey
Charles working this trout to the net
I change my tippet after
landing this fatty---one determined rainbow!!
Fishing a tailrace today with water reaching
from bank to bank, super clear and a cold 55 degrees made for a special outing
for Charles and me.