Monday, May 27, 2013

A little different..

Shad was out, wind. Stripers were not going to happen, wind. Carp wasn't going to be real good with the front and heavy clouds/rain! I was running out of fish so I went looking for Rainbows and found a few..

Damn wind!!

It's been a windy spring. It has really made it tough to get out there and chase stripers with flies so I have been spending a ggod amount of fishing time targeting Shad and Carp on the fly. Hit and miss on the shad since it really needs to be somewhat calm to spot them but the carp water is more protected and producing. Dan Blanton and I got out there yesterday. Clouds were in and out but we both had a lot of shots all day to keep things interesting. It was a lot of fun and he is full of interesting fly fishing history and knowledge. I always have a good time on the water with Dan.

Dan working a fish

Scetchy landing

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Save Bristol Bay

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Some how Blogger deleted my last post and wouldn't let me log in, etc etc. It's become such a hassle I'm real close to just canning this blog.  Anyway, I'm targeting Stripers, Shad and Carp as of late. Fishing is good and weather is fantastic after the last heat wave.  Right now I'm spending most of my time on tidal water Carp. Water tends to be more turbid but the fish have less pressure and eat flies like there is no tomorrow. Off to Florida at the end of the month to kick around for a week or so. Would like to try my hand on some Grassies while I'm there but Snook will be the main target with Tarpon and whatever else I can scratch up. 

Here are a few recent photos..

Four Rattler encounters in one morning boy's and girl's. Keep one eye on the GROUND.

I found a huge school of fish eating fry on a large mud flat.

Put a whoopin on a few before it was all over

A nice fish  could not a get a good shot on.

New Water..Poor access over all but I found a few fishable areas

Serious bush whacking at this place..

Pay off was a couple of decent fish and four ticks

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Another first..

Fishing continues to be great. Some days it's quality and some not, but it's been a lot fun. It also really depends on the area. A friend and I hit an area that is loaded with smaller fish. I like to take people there since the shots on fish are numerouas and the chance for a good one exists. This day didn't give up to many shots on big fish but the little guys were all over. The area has a bunch of unusually but beautiful colored Carp ranging from Gold Koi, White to almost grey colored fish. I stuck a pretty brassy looking fish. It was actually quit striking in it's color so I took a shot of this one.

Both Boats have been in the shop getting some much needed love and our now ready to do battle. The next couple of weeks I'll hitting the local Salwater and doing a lot of Striper fishing with a few carp outings mixed in. Really looking forward to getting back ON the water. I'll be heading to South Florida for a few days at the end of the month for some beach Snook and ?, Can't wait!