Saturday, May 14, 2016

Quality Rainbow Landed On the Sipsey

I know all of us who fly fish have had days when you ask yourself, could it get any better than today? Well a couple of Wednesdays back I kept asking myself that very question. Me and one other fisherman were in the gouge that day fishing in 50 degree water with a gusting wind from the north at 10 to 15 mph. Lucky for me the wind was blowing with the current making a drift much easier. I had 2 ½ hours to complete my mission today and I wanted to make the most of the trip. So I made a bee line for one of my favorite holes that always seem to whole good rainbow. Little did I know that today those good rainbows would be some of the best trout that I’ve ever landed on the Sipsey. Numerous trout were taken today using the beadhead nymph.
Some weeks ago I landed a number of trout with damaged gill plates; this trout today had a red nick on its outer gill plate.

The videos below sums up the action for the afternoon; trout taken about every 10 to 15 minutes. I started the trip without my Contour Video camera, but the action was so good, I decided to walk by to the truck and get it. I lost a good 20 minutes of fishing time, but I made up for it after I got back to the gorge and started landing rainbow again.
 
Sorry the sound didn’t record for this video, don’t know why---I added some music that I thought might compliment the action of this trout.
 
This video is a little long because it took me quite a while to land this rainbow. I was using a 6X tippet in the super clear water. This fish is one of the best I’ve ever landed on the Sipsey. One will land more trout here if they use a lighter tippet. Hope you guys enjoy!


16 comments:

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

Nice bend in the rod! Congrats on a great day. I had a similar day yesterday which I'm writing about... So much fun. You hate to leave the fish not caught on these kind of days... Haha.

RM Lytle said...

Congrats on the great outing! Those are some very nice rainbows for sure.

Howard Levett said...

I really enjoyed the videos Bill. Those look like some nice healthy trout. Any idea what the gill problem is?

Brk Trt said...

Bill that first one is a real leaper....so full of energy.
Well done buddy.

Bill Trussell said...

RD
The action stopped when the horn sounded telling me the wall of water was coming my way. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

RM
Some the best I've taken there--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
Don't you just love it when you tie into an active trout that is determined to win the battle. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Glad you enjoyed the show--game and fish is in the process of checking on the gill plate problem. If I find out anything I will let you guys know. Thanks for the comment

Kevin Frank said...

That water is crazy clear. Looked beautiful.

penbayman said...

That is one beautiful fish Bill and I really enjoyed the vids..

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
Beautiful water for sure; but with clear water comes more of a challenge, such as trout seeing you which dictates using extremely light tippet. I use a 6X most all the time, enabling me to land more trout as oppose to others who go with bigger tippets. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Pen
Glad you enjoy the footage; I'm still learning the mechanics of the Contour. I'm going to try to do more filming in the coming months, so stay tuned. Thanks for the comment

Howard Levett said...

I don't know if you've seen this or not Bill but guess who's back?
http://melsfishintimes.blogspot.com/

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Glad to know Mel is back, he must have ESP, glad to know he is back----thanks for letting me know

Grandpa Mel said...

Bravo, Bill, when a guy has been away from the blogging scene and needs to hit the re-start button, nothing better than watching your videos of some beautiful Rainbows on the Sipsey. I think I counted a half dozen leaps to try and throw your fly on that first one. Great work and thank you for adding me back to your BlogRoll.

Bill Trussell said...

Hi Mel
So glad you are back on the blog circuit with all of us; that trout was certainly the most active I've landed on the Sipsey. Looking forward to future post from you. Thanks for the comment