Driftless Trout Anglers

Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login or Register.

Notification

Icon
Error

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
tomles86  
#1 Posted : Saturday, July 2, 2016 12:46:38 AM(UTC)
tomles86
Rank: Midge

Joined: 6/28/2016(UTC)
Posts: 16
Man
Location: Wausau

Round 2.... Got out to fish at around 3pm again on Wednesday the 29th. Saw 2 really nice fish actually jump clear out of the water chasing something.

Changed up the attire this time. switched from sandals, seeing as I no longer own a pair. This time wore my Keen sandal/shoes? Either way they worked great. They can't slip off my feet and offer a decent amount of protection. I tried a couple of promising spots but all casts were from from upstream. No luck.

I found a nice fork and went to the right and continued to cast. The floatant I bought doesn't seem to work very well with my Parachute Adams and fast moving streams. That said, I didn't get any bites. Once i came to bottom of the fork, I waded back up stream on the opposite side through heavy brush, which was impossible to cast in. Once I made it back to the top of the fork it was around 6:30ish and there was a nice shadow over the spot. I saw dozens of fish rising to the surface. After 8 casts I hooked one... So hard it flew out of the water towards me. Fricken Chub. I was glad however that I hooked it. Few more casts, 2nd chub. A few more casts, CHUB!!!! Ok I'm over this. Wade 10 feet further up the riffle, Cast, 6 inch brook. A few more casts and I landed another brookie... maybe 5 inches. I saw a nice slack water spot to the left of the riffle and watched a really nice fish explode out of the water. I cast there a number of times with no luck. Over all a really nice day. Wished i could have fished it longer.

Round 3 Thursday

Got there again around 3pm. It had rained prior to my arrival. Water was down a bit since my first visit. Watched a number of fish rise to an area north of the spots I'd been fishing. I also brought a Spinning rod with a spinner(cheating... I know, but i wanted to get a feel for if there were any big takers on the spinner) Threw the adams for a while and was casting really well. Had what 3 or 4 fish crash my PA but missed them. Switched to the Spinner and caught 3 Brook Trout all from 8-10 inches. I felt dirty... I felt unclean. I continued to wade north and saw what I'm assuming was a 12+ inch brook explode out of the water... cast 25x in that direction to no avail. I waded further north and it ended up getting too deep and too turbulent for me to continue. Packed it up for the day.


All in all I need more time to fish this river. I hate only having 2-3 hours every now and then to fish it. It never feels like enough.

Things I need: a different type of Floatant(i want my flies riding high)

Things I'm curious about: Last night as I was standing outside my house I saw what I identified as a Hex Mayfly...Are they still biting on hex patterns?! Better to fish them only at night? or would they take one during daylight hours?

Sponsor
Users browsing this topic
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Powered by YAF.NET | YAF.NET © 2003-2018, Yet Another Forum.NET
This page was generated in 0.158 seconds.