Saturday, April 10, 2010

Roaring River

Went to Roaring River - just hanging with family - feeding fish. Funny to see so many people NOT catching fish. I've landed a few there. But I would rather find my own fish - the ones not used to human contact.

Yep. Probably would still fish there again though. Made me think of guides. These guys go in and pay to be guided. Paying money to be put on fish - and bragging about it. Wonder if they can man up and look for their own fish.

First White Bass Outing 2010

Not sure if I want to mention where I went today. I am sure a few locals could narrow it down to a couple of places. Lots of people out. Not bragging, but as usual, I was one of the few landing fish.

I thought the white bass run was on. That's what the paper said. Looked more like they were still staging. But as everyone knows, the Twin Bridges is where things truly begin.

I decided to take my 8 wgt. Just in case I landed a few smallies. Which is what I truly wanted to land. I tied on a Chartreuse Clouser. This is the most used pattern I've got in my boxes.

I actually had to pick my place to fish. Waded out a bit. After no success, I moved to another spot. Landed several, had a few short strikes and lost a couple. A fellow fly caster joined me. I then landed another white bass - Clouser and sinking line.

I think the white bass will really start to run in a week and it will last until mid-May. As has happened before.