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Jmd123October 30th, 2013, 9:39 pm
Oscoda, MI

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As I'm sure many of the rest of you are experiencing, our weather lately has been cold, rainy, or windy, or all three at once. Not good fishing weather, unless I suppose you're a steelheader...anyway, today things were much nicer than they've been in a while, so I took the kayak out to Reid Lake, my favorite little perch-n-rainbow spot in the Huron National Forest. This lake has proven to be a toughie, with fish seemingly spread out and requiring working over a lot of water, still typically with intermittent success or sometimes none at all. Well, this lovely afternoon success was with me, and I managed to connect with nine fish in all, 6 perch that I boated, a seventh that was another jumbo like the one I posted on here 2 1/2 weeks ago but threw the hook (DANG!!), and two little 9" rainbows that went back in to grow some more.

First time out in 2 1/2 weeks, man it felt good! And I'll be picking up the nicely filleted perchies tomorrow after I teach class. The fly that worked for all of the above? A #6 silver/grey KBF with nickeled dumbbell eyes. Turned out to still be a bit heavy even on the five weight, got stung in the back a couple of times with it before I got the right casting rhythm down...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
TaxonOctober 31st, 2013, 8:58 am
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1291
Nice Jonathan. Thanks for sharing.
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
Kschaefer3October 31st, 2013, 10:22 am
St. Paul, MN

Posts: 376
You're making me hungry, Jonathon!

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