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

Posts: 2545
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: 1337
Nice Jonathan. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards,
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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