Thursday, August 24, 2017

Big Trout Awesome Float

I spent early Sunday morning this past week on the best float trip I’ve ever experienced landing some of the largest browns and rainbow trout I’ve ever landed. My son-in-laws Dad, Ron made the trip with me which was his first fly fishing experience. David Perry, our guide had him casting in no time and on fish soon into the float. The fog was still on the water in places as we made our way down the banks using our 6 weights 9 foot fly rods.
 
 
Nice rainbow that give quite a fight on the 6 weight; this trout and the others I landed made up for the number I lost. Fish seem to always hit when the fisherman isn’t watching.
Ron with a quality brown!
After landing this brown I can honestly say that it put up more of a fight than the rainbow I landed earlier in the morning. I lost another brown in this size range because I wasn’t able to maneuver it away from structure.
  The prize of the morning for me was this 22” brown, which was the largest trout I’ve ever landed. I was beyond happy from the look on my face! A big thank you to David for making this one of my most memorable trout fishing trips; I’m looking forward to our next outing!!
   


 

20 comments:

Walt Franklin said...

Whoa, great outing there, Bill! Glad you guys had a wonderful float experience. Your smile with the big fish says it all!

Howard Levett said...

Bill, all I can say is Wow! Sounds like an excellent float trip. I'm assuming Ron is now hooked on fly fishing? I've always catch bigger fish while floating then I've ever been able to catch wading, so your guide obviously knew what he was doing. I'm smiling along with you my friend. Good job!

Ralph Long said...

Beautiful fish! Looks like a memorable day for sure.

TROUTI said...

That was an awesome float trip!! Congrats on that personal best brown. If I may ask what river did you float? Thanks for sharing.

Brk Trt said...

Bill, very impressive.
Gorgeous colors on that brown.
Well done.

RM Lytle said...

Congrats on the personal best!

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
The 22" placed me David's 20" club, proud to be there!! Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
It makes a big difference when you are fishing less pressured waters for sure. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Ralph
The rainbows and browns are much more colorful on the Caney than on the Sipsey. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Pete
Hope you are doing well----we were fishing the Caney, which has lots of big brown trout. Thanks for the Caney

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
The browns were more colorful than the rainbows. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Rowan
Thanks hope I equal that number on my next outing with David. Thanks for the comment

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

Well... Look at you and that brown trout! Nice job! So I have a package that I want to send your way... Will you be home this week?

Bill Trussell said...

Emily
One awesome trip that I won't forget anytime soon----Cathey and I will be here all week. Thanks for the comment

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

Great! Expect a delivery. :)

Lester Kish said...

Nice one Bill. You look much happier than the fish! Caught nymphing? Streamers?

Bill Trussell said...

Lester
You got that right-----Big fish have a way of bring out the crazy in me!! BIG hoppers were the fly that got the trout's attention---thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Emily
Be looking for the care package--thanks Bill

Mark Wittman said...

That's some brown Bill! Congrats on getting it to the net

Bill Trussell said...

Thanks Mark, the brown pushed my 6 wt. to the limit!!!