Saturday, August 27, 2011

Different day.....different result






















Myself and scott headed to the same creek and same section as i had fished last thursday. i figured the fishy would be just as fast and furious as it was last week and i wanted redemption on the big cutt that took me to school. 1 out of 2 would have to do. the fishing up to the point where i got schooled last week was less then stellar, in fact, it just really sucked. it fished so well last week and today with the same types of flies, we were lucky to even see a fish move. it was disappointing to say the least. i had caught 1 dink and a small 10" or so cutt. i think that was a bout it for the both of us. we did come acrossed some pretty fresh bear tracks along the shore and some more bear shit. when we got to the hole of my schooling i made one cast with my deer hair caddis/spruce moth and it was on. the hole is pretty small so i am assuming it was the same fish. that made my day right there, getting that nice cutt on only 1 cast this time. as we continued up the fishing started to heat up. scott was finally tagging some fish including the fish of the day. i had actually spotted the fish rising but could not tell it's size due to how far back from it i was. i called scott over and told him there was a fish rising at the bottom of that run so go ahead and hit it. 3 casts and a couple of minutes later and a really nice fish pushing the 18" envelope came to the net. a few pics and off it went. scott said that was the biggest cutt he had ever caught. the journey continued and as we approached another log pile i saw a fish rising in about a 5ft area pool right behind a 1/2 submerged log. looked like a decent fish but not huge. i made a couple of casts and my caddis got sucked down. i could tell right away that it was a lot bigger then expected. it darted towards the middle of the creek and into shallower water, really big fish. it headed straight for a snag structure, swam past it on the upstream side then darted downstream eventually busting my fly off. scott got a good look from his vantage point and we figured something in the 19" range. remember that all these sizes are just guesses. that one was tough to swallow. we continued up hitting a few more fish before finally reaching our take out spot. we made the 1 1/2 mile walk back to the jeep and decided to head over to another stream and chuck some streamers. scott had never really fished them and hadn't taken a fish on them. we weren't there very long but scott got his 1st fish on a streamer, a small brown and i ended up losing a really nice fish after having him for about 10 seconds. today definately did not give us the same kind of fishing that we had last saturday but we got a few quality fish, so i will definately take it. also the pics with what looks like smoke is from the local forest fisre that has been burning all week.

6 comments:

Richard said...

Good to see the Whities getting some love. Nice Cutt btw.

Hartman said...

Great photos. Seeing bear tracks always spooks me. Scat, not so much, but tracks are kinda creepy.

Alvaro said...

Congratulations on the blog.
I like the photo on the blog header.
Greetings from Spain.

Brett Colvin said...

Man that is a well-marked cutt - beautiful fish. Good stuff.

mike doughty said...

thank you people

Jory Ward said...

sweet cutts, love em