Greg and I floated from the dam to the 1st takeout down Southside between 6pm and 8:30pm today. We landed 25 and 15 fish irrespectively with Greg landing the most and the biggest, being a 17 inch smallie seen in the pic. The fish were hitting harder than trips past and they seemed to prefer a white g tail fished very fast versus their usual hop and stop or slow retrieve.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Brad, Brian, and I fished the pond for a couple hours. We all caught some smaller bass and bluegills. Brad used a flypole and it was most productive. The cold nights and high skies have fishermen working hard to get bit on even ponds right now. Better fishing conditions will be here soon as we return to a more normal weather pattern and the stream flows return to less than obsene levels.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
I waded from Welton Park up to Eagles Nest Outfitters in 1.5hours on Saturday afternoon. Despite the short window of time I landed 15 fish from 6 differnt species (redeye, smallmouth,bluegill, fallfish, tiger trout x 2, and a spotted bass) All my fish were on a brown 1/4oz. Joe Fly elite. The elite's always seem to produce on the South Branch. The water was very low and gin clear. It was as much sight fishing as any I have down all year. It woulda been an ideal day to fly fish. I fish from 7pm to 8:30pm.
I fished ahead of big thunderstorm below the house for 2 hours today. I floated in my Coosa in the hole directly below my house then paddled up to the concrete plant and floated back down. The water was a very clear. I fished the middle of the river and weed edges mostly. I landed 8 fish. Four fish on g tails and four on topwater (zara puppy). The largest came off of the Zara puppy.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Derrick, Missy, Hunter, Dylan, Brad and myself floated 6miles on a very muddy Greenbrier river from Pence Springs to Talcott. The fishing was about 20% of what it was the week before. when 3 of us landed 105 fish. The mud came in overnight and the river was 2 plus feet higher than the week before. The overnight temps dropped pretty significantly the night before our float. I think the colder temps slowed the bite as well. As the day warmed back to 78 or 80 degrees the bite seemed to pick up. Both boys did pretty well. Both catching fish and keeping their kayaks up right. Brad braved the Narrows (Williams Falls) and rolled his at the bottom end of the switchback. Lessons of years past prepared him for this and he was able to recover all his stuff minus a bottle of water thanks to rod floaters, life jackets, and a tied off net. Brad and I each landed 17 fish on this trip.
I took Avery on her first New River float today in the Big Tuna. Greg went with us in his Coosa. Avery did well. The bite continued to be a bit on the slow side. Avery and I caught 10 and Greg caught 10. We floated from the dam to the 1st Southside takeout. Avery had a good time and did pretty well.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Brad and I floated from the dam to Advance Beach during the last 2 hours of daylight. We each caught 9 fish. The bite was a little slower than it had been the weekend before. I caught about half of my fish off of a topwater Zara Puppy. The biggest was shy of 12 inches. The water is falling and we need a little rain to get the river bite stirred up again.