View Full Version : Caught the BIG one!!!
04-22-2003, 07:58 AM
Yep, I finally caught a 19 inch Brown Trout out of our reservoir!! http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-dancin-red.gif I had spring break last week and wouldn't you know it - it rained and snowed all week. Yesterday was the last day of spring break, and although it was cloudy and trying to rain, I decided to take my tube out to the reservoir and go fishing for a while. It was nice and calm when I got there. I figured that I was going to be successful because my terrier caught a ground squirrel within 5 minutes of being there!! I fished for about 30 minutes and only had a few bites, then I decided to change flies. I no more that cast and started to troll when the fish took my fly!! I was so exicted!!!!! I played him fow a while and then finally landed him. He was beautiful - bright spots and that classic hooked jaw!! I decided to let him go so I could catch him another time! About that time it started to smow/sleet and I decided that was a good way to end the day. I can't wait to get out there again!!! My father-in-law said that they had an Indian that worked for them about 45 years ago and he used to go out and catch browns from there - all around the 18-25 inch size. My father caught one of these also and my husband hooked one, so I knew they were there, but this was my first one!!!
04-22-2003, 08:42 AM
Way to go!!!
What was the magic fly? What weight outfit were you using? Let's have all the particulars.
Snow in late April? Sheesh.
04-22-2003, 09:07 AM
This was the second fish I caught on my new Scott, 5 oz, 9 foot, rod. I was using an indermediate sink tip line with a 5X - 8 foot tippet, with 4 additional feet of leader tied on at the end. I was using a fly that my father designed called a Skunk Fly - black with a pearl cord down it's back, marabou tail with flash and soft hackle. I was trolling the fly about 30 feet behind me. I think that covers it!!
04-22-2003, 12:24 PM
http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif Congrats ranchwife, there's nothing as exciting when trolling the flies when a big one hits at full speed. I have had a number of them snap my line when they are on the run. I'm glad you got yours in. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-thumbs-up-aqua.gif
Keep on Floating!
04-22-2003, 02:24 PM
http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif conrats to you Ranchwife!!!! http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif
04-22-2003, 04:11 PM
Thanks for all the info. I can't wait 'til I get to the point in my fly-tying career where those words actually mean something to me. Wooly Bugger anyone?
04-22-2003, 07:25 PM
Congrats on your catch. It feels good when you get a nice fih on your own fly to boot.. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif
04-23-2003, 11:45 PM
Great story and major congrats! Sometimes, nothing feels better that having a quality fish hit while in a float tube.
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