Monday, March 30, 2009
Couple of reports 3/27 3/28
Got out for a wade with Jim on Friday. We ended up hitting a trib and the main river. The trib has a huge pool he likes to call 'ultra hole'. The fishing was good right off the bat. I nailed 6 SMB on jerks and crankbaits in no time. Lost a good one at the ledge at the front of the pool. Missed a few more. I began to suspect dull hooks. I lost about a half dozen good fish that day. Jim was Goog smuggling. Waded downstream and hit a few more we both got one about 16"+ and I lost another that size all on tubes. Spooked a pod of 16-20" smallmouth on the other side of Ultra Hole. Was pretty upset with myself.
We left and headed to the main river. Picked up a fish here or there right in the current of a fast riffle. Winter holes were empty.
BT 11 (16.25") 3 Rockbass
JF 9 (16.25") 8 Rockbass
On Saturday, Mike called wanting to fish. We set out to hit more riffles. I took too much time wading down to winter holes and we were beat to the first riffle by a whole family. Guy said they got 10 on a tiny crankbait. I had three at this point. We went to a second riffle and I hit the above 17.25" on a Crank. We walked on and on. Picking up fish in current, almost nothing in between. It rained but we were prepared.
BT 8 (17.25,16.5)
6-7 hours each day.