Thursday, October 29, 2015

Musky Skunkage

I have been out a couple times chasing the musky in the rivers of Virginia.  Only had some action one day.  Hooked one that came unbuttoned before I could get him in the net and had another follow and an eat but he completely missed the fly.  Still great to get out on the river and enjoy a couple nice fall days.

Outboard runs a 100 times better with the set back bracket.

Foggy start one morning.

Can't beat fall, even if it does come with the smell of a skunk.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Quick Mid Day Trout Fix

I hit a stream on Tuesday that has a mix of rainbows and brooks.  More rainbows then brook trout but enough to keep it interesting.  Steady action on both the dry and dropper. I'm not a fish counter, but if I was it would of been a day where I lost count.  Nice fall evening to get out on the stream.

Friend working a run.

Lots of big crawfish in this stream.

Never seen this before.  This brookie was sporting a heck of a head wound.  Surprised he was alive let alone looking up to take my dry. Have to watch those non native Rainbows, apparently they like scalping little brookies.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Second Part of Weekend Trip

My friend that camped out with me on the brookie stream had to be back by Sunday Morning, so we hiked out Saturday evening and I headed to a friends cabin that was close by to watch some college football and dry out a little.  Plan was to fish with my friend who has the cabin on Sunday on a trout stream he has private access too, but a family issue arose Saturday night that would cause him to have bail on fishing Sunday.  So I hit a wild rainbow and brookie stream close by Sunday since I would no longer be able to access the private water.  Still managed to catch some decent trout on the public water and the private access water will give me an excuse in the future to visit my friend's cabin again.

Breakfast at the cabin

Trout behaved completely different on this stream compared to other stream the day before.  Lots of dry fly action.  Day before all fish came off the dropper.

This wild bow crushed my dry fly.  Not bad for some small stream action.

Colored up rainbow

Brookies were not big, but they were plentiful.

Dark colored brookies are my favorite.  Have some unusual markings.

Car lunch after a morning of fishing.

Good weekend to be out and the gloomy forecast proved to not be as bad as what they were calling for in the area.  For once I am happy the weatherman was wrong.