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JesseApril 15th, 2011, 6:14 am
Posts: 378
Tactical fishing for these beautiful fish on a beautiful river with the the fly rod, what more can a person ask for ha!?
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
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Flatstick96April 15th, 2011, 9:06 am
Posts: 127
Absolutely gorgeous looking water - I'm jealous! :-)
Jmd123April 15th, 2011, 11:16 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2379
YEAH JESSE!!!! Nice fat fish and beautiful waters - what more could you ask for??? What flies did you use? And where is that (roughly - you don't have to reveal the exact location...)?

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
TroutnutApril 15th, 2011, 7:07 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2543
Wow, that's some of the prettiest smallie water I've ever seen. Nice fish, too!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
JesseApril 18th, 2011, 6:05 am
Posts: 378
Thanks guys and Jonathon i caught those fish on some olive and purple red-eyed clousers that i tied up the night before. Some crystal flash throught the middle. The water was somewhere in Georgia... And yes its some of the most beautiful water ive seen for a small mouth stream. The water's so clear and cold now, i was surprised to find no signs of trout. I pulled out some really pretty, hefty sun fish there as well.
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
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Jmd123April 18th, 2011, 7:46 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2379
Now I'm curious about the sunnies too. How big, and were they redbreast sunfish? They like that fast water too. I caught a lot of them in GA and also in Texas in the San Marcos River, also in pretty fast waters (pretty and fast!). They seem to be the most adapted of all the sunfish species to swifter streams. They sure are pretty too, all blue and orange, and they can put up a good fight on a fly rod! Sometimes I miss them up here in the north country...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
EastwoodApril 19th, 2011, 11:54 am
the boogie

Posts: 1
holy jeebus spring hath sprung! when will the topwater frog action begin? what color backing do you use? someone should start making flavored corks
wouldyawannabangerout?
JesseApril 19th, 2011, 11:55 am
Posts: 378
Jonathon yes i believe that they are redbreast sunfish. My buddy has some good pictures of them that i will try to get and put up for you to take a look at!
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
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JesseApril 19th, 2011, 12:13 pm
Posts: 378
Chea Storm!
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
http://www.filingoflyfishing.com
Jmd123April 19th, 2011, 1:49 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2379
Eastwood's photo is indeed a redbreast. You can't miss the extra-long "ear". Sure are "purdy" too! Hang an 8- to 10-incher on a 3-5 weight and watch it bend over!

Jonathon

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
MotroutApril 21st, 2011, 7:30 pm
Posts: 319
Thanks for the pictures. What a beautiful stream, and the fish are real nice too. I love Ozark rivers with there deep bends and fast riffles, but sometimes I wish we had streams that looked like that.
"I don't know what fly fishing teaches us, but I think it's something we need to know."-John Gierach
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PaulRobertsApril 28th, 2011, 10:02 am
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Wow! Now that's fun fishing. In my mind, stream smallies vie for one of the top spots in all fishing for quality and satisfaction. Thanks for bringing it to my desktop.
KeystonerApril 30th, 2011, 7:31 am
Eugene, OR - formerly Eastern PA

Posts: 145
Yes, very good. Never caught any THAT big before. It's on my bucket list. Well done!!!!
"Out into the cool of the evening, strolls the Pretender. He knows that all his hopes and dreams, begin and end there." -JB
JesseApril 30th, 2011, 9:18 am
Posts: 378
Hey Thanks guys i appreciate that! Its been great whenever the rain decides to give us a break..
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
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