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.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
First Trout Outing For This Year---Finally!!!!
Here it is the last of June and I am just now making my first trout fishing tirp of the year. No this is not a Caney Fork trip. I hope to make that trip in August. Today's outing was on the Sipsey River below Smith Lake Dam. The owner of the Riverside Fly Shop told me the other day that the Mayflies were hatching and the rainbow had been gulping them down. So I canceled my trip to the Warrior River and instead spent a couple of hours on the water this morning with my 4wt, and a size 14 Parachute Adams dry. I notice as I move into an opening at the lower end of a run on the river their was some rising and that was where I headed. Within 5 minutes I had my first rainbow. The morning was good in that all the takes were on top which is what I like to see. I ended the morning with 6 rainbows in the range of 9 to 12 inches. I was really surprised with the takes especially on top because there had been a lot of fishing pressure in that area lately. The trip I was originally going to make instead of this trip was as I stated earlier the Warrior River, so now the Warrior trip will come Thursday of this week. Keep an eye out for the Warrior trip, because I have high hopes of landing some quality spots and largemouth on the big poppers I will be using. Thanks for stopping by today.
The first of the morning
Nice catch on the 4 wt.
This one finally ended up in the shallows
Now who is this guy??
Perfect way to start the morning with the fog mist