The weather at the tailrace today was cloudy skies and a light breeze. Rain was in the forecast for the following day, so that told me that the trout should be active. Dries were the choice for the morning and after lunch we went with nymphs. Neither proved to be successful this day, but it was good to be on the water with my fishing buddy Charles. We both agreed that our next trip would be below the pump station which is where the bigger trout hang out. Streamers and buggers will be the choice of flies for that outing.
Lunch today was pack of peanut butter crackers or “nabs” which is what we use to call these little crackers in
when I was a kid. Mississippi
Charles managed a nice rainbow from this area; sorry I didn’t get the image I was knee deep fishing a run on the other end of this stretch.
I landed this bow later in the day on an
Adams fishing in some of the slower water. The fast current
water wasn’t working today with the nymphs and the dead drifting techniques. This
trip is what inspired me to write the post about mono and fluorocarbon leaders
this past week.
On a slow day like this one I really try to analyze why the trout are not taking my offering. Was it the fly selection, presentation, not mending the line properly, locating water holding trout, leader/tippet selection, lack of hatch, or could it have been the trout were just not feeding during that time of day???? Who knows it could have been all the above or it could be that one little thing I haven’t discovered yet. I can say it was not because of persistence and patience on our part, because we gave what we thought was our best on this day.