Friday after work I headed south to see if I could find my way down to the water and maybe hook up a few fish.
The water isn't as clear as the creeks south of I-44. Kind of a light tea color and the bottom was mostly small gravel in this area with plenty of structure to hold some fish. A lot of the bottom was still pretty loose from the resent heavy rains but the wading was easy enough with more than enough deep pools. A good size Gar at least four pounds swam by and even turned to look over the fly I was tossing out in front of him. Good thing he didn't take it as I would have most likely done nothing more than sacrifice a good fly but it was a reminder that I need to ty up a few Gar flies and pack a couple of steel leaders.
It wasn't long and I was hooking up with some fair size Greenies and the work week stared melting away.
I didn't see a lot of people sign. The paths along the river were most definitely deer trails and no trash is always good.
On the way back out I tied on a "Stone Foam Hopper" and had a blast catching Brim. They weren't as big as the Greenies but I still love catching them on top.
Watched a few Turkey glide across the river and came across a fish I've never seen before.
I took a short movie of it let me know if you know what the heck it is.
What is it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKEE-JkVkqc
I'll be going back still looking for Mr. Smallmouth!
Fair Winds and Following Seas!