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GreatPyrs  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, June 2, 2015 9:07:18 AM(UTC)
GreatPyrs
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Location: Downers Grove, Il

Got tofinally get out on Memorial day weekend Saturday and then returned last Thursday to give it a go again. The idea was to return to the same area after some much needed moisturre had passed through and observe different conditions, bugwise , troutwise, and practice my own change ups. Saturday , my buddy and I had the area to ourselves whereas Thursday saw a few more anglers than I have ever seem - but all good. I hit Sixmile early both days and was soon into fish and tangles in my leaders that made me rethink various laws of Physics! Good cool water for sure!

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I worked Streamers a bit early , and then was into Nymphd ans Scuds on into Big Spring. Brown and Brookies were the fare - nice to get a few of each on such bright days.....

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There was some Hippie Stomper action and Dries for a bit on Saturday as clouds rolled about , but not much Thursday as I battled hot temps and clear skies.., such is the life of us suburban anglers at times....

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Bit of scenery as well...

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Both days ended up high on Big Spring throwing for Brookies, I managed some smallguys with a few big splashes late afternoon, here's one nice trout residence where I found no one home , but wil be back....

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So as to vision on fishing different days. It was nicer to fish some recharged water and there were definitely more active trout about. I found my own Rainbow warriors behind a PT to do the trick all day Thursday, and as I mentioned just casting to some of the same digs and really practicing a bit was kinda of eye opening. Allman Bothers - Stand Back was the mantra, making sure to cast from further away!Wink

I did roll some big fish near Lunker Structures and 2 I was never able to land or retrieve once they were under those damn rocks. Kind of a bummer leaving a trout with you hardware, I guess I can only hope that they broke it off and are settling back.....

Thanks for all the posts lately, I was not able to play for awhile busy with family and life. Hope to see you out there.....Heres to the next of days.....ThumpUp

Cheers, Philip




I enjoy trout.They are never disappointing company. They like the things I like - clean mountain streams , swift moving water, wildness. - Henry Middleton
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William Schlafer  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, June 2, 2015 10:59:57 AM(UTC)
William Schlafer
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Well done Phillip!

Big Springs can be challenging stream to fish. The water is exceptionally clear and the Trout are ultra-spooky. Whenever possible, stay off those high banks. Trout can easily detect large moving shadows on the water or dark profiles against the bright sky. A tactic I employ on that stream is to walk downstream along the stretch I want to fish, making notes of the good spots and places Trout are rising. Then when I walk back, fish those areas from stream level, or from behind tall grass, bushes, or any cover you can find.


-Bill
“You'll never look back on your life and wish you had spent more time in the office." -- Brian Trautman, Captain SV Delos
jfinn  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, June 2, 2015 11:41:43 AM(UTC)
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I was out there in March with low clear water and only 1 to hand. But there his Saturday 5-30 and had 15 to hand much better water conditions. Not the easiest place to fish by man I love that stream.
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