Last week Nate and I hit the some nice rising fish (that you will see when the video is posted). After landing some beauties it shut down for a while...just long enough to get rigged up for a bit of mousing. While we did roll plenty, the must have been all male fish, because they were not committing.
On Monday, Kirk and I dropped in for a late evening fish. We opted to fish some water that we very rarely fish in the evenings. We got into fish early and often using various rubber-legged hopper patterns. Here are just a few of the fish that we managed to fool.
When taking out of the river that night around 1:30, we ran into a couple of guys dropping a buddy off before they continued on until dawn. I don't know if they were brave, dumb or crazy, because in the west there seemed to be a bunch of flash photography going off. Around 4 a.m., I was awoken by straight line winds, pouring rain, thunder and lightning. My first thought, I hope that they made it off before it hit, but I doubt it. They would have to have rowed out to make it before the skies started raising havoc.
The big bugs should be coming soon. Look at the spiderwebs along the streams to get a heads up. Then take an afternoon nap and get ready for the hex hatch!
Hopefully this week and next, I will be venturing to the Big Sandy for some R & D.