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General RegionNW va
Time of Day3 pm
Fish Caught9 and 10 inchers
Conditions & HatchesHeavy Rains the day before went up stream

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DitchJune 28th, 2012, 12:13 am
Fuquay-Varina NC

Posts: 36
Hope you guys like these Rained like crazy the day before nothing but rolling mud down stream so you go up. I have fished this creek for 6 years and this it the first time I took a picture, This will by my last post of them We moved 3 weeks later to the NC sandhills and there are no brookies around here but I am only 10 miles from the Cape Fear River so looks like Bass and Bream for a while but any fish is better than no fish. These big guys for the area are my personal best so after catching them on the first 2 pools I decided to call it a day why get frustrated end on a good note and all

I will go back to lurking now.


Phil
Now in Fuquay-Varina NC home of bubba bass and catfish (also Betts flys)


There are no bad fishing days.
DitchJune 28th, 2012, 12:33 am
Fuquay-Varina NC

Posts: 36
Even though we just moved I Won't get to specific other than a small headwater near Woodstock Va Fishing was the only high point of living there.


Philip
There are no bad fishing days.
MartinlfJune 28th, 2012, 9:41 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2928
Beautiful fish. Enjoy NC. I used to float the Cape Fear when I was in grad school in Chapel Hill and canoeing was my sport. I'm sure you'll find some nice bass and bream there.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Jmd123June 28th, 2012, 4:58 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2384
I love brookies!!! I have caught far more of them since I moved here a year and a half ago than ever before in my life. Biggest so far has been 12.5"! OK, that was out of a pond, but I've also gotten them up to 11" out of a local stream too. So beautiful and eager to please!

My favorite bass and "bream" flies (we call them sunfish up here in MI) are Woolly Buggers and my own Killer Bass Fly (KBF). I posted tying instructions on the latter here a few years ago so do a search for "Jonathon's Killer Bass Fly" or KBF" and you should find it. Of course, I'm sure you have your favorites too. I love bass & sunnies on a fly rod almost as much as trout, but I've been having an exceptional year of trout fishing so far so I haven't hit the centrarchids much lately. However, tonight I will be snorkeling and then kayak fishing Cooke Pond on the Au Sable, where I'm hoping for a Hex hatch to bring up the smallmouth - last year I got an 18-incher on a Hex pattern out there!

What fly patterns were you using on the brookies? Lately a #12 Royal Wulff has been my go-to fly for trout since the hatches seem to have died down lately...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
DitchJune 29th, 2012, 8:24 pm
Fuquay-Varina NC

Posts: 36
8:23 and still 98 outside spent all day installing a dishwasher after mowing When does it get fun again.

Phil
There are no bad fishing days.
MartinlfJune 29th, 2012, 10:28 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2928
As soon as you hit the water.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Jmd123June 30th, 2012, 1:49 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2384
Time to go snorkeling! That's what I've been doing this week...good way to find productive fishing spots, too..

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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