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A lot of fishing…

And not any catching… Came home for the weekend and decided since the flats go dry during the winter, it was time to hit the home waters. The weather has been crazy here in Ga and most of the waters were blown out, so I decided to hit the hooch Tailwaters. I hit Settles by 8am and was breaking ice heading to the water. I tried Settles for a little over an hour and had no luck and no prospects for anything. So I decided to switch to the Dam and give it a try. I fished there for about an hour and only saw one riser and nobody catching fish. By 1030, it was time to pack it up. I will say it was great to hit the water, although it was cold as can be. It was 33 degrees on the way to the river…

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From Trout Bum to Salt Life

This weekend was a big weekend for me…first and foremost come Wednesday I’ll be moving to Charleston, SC! My wife recently moved up there to finish her bachelors degree and I’ve had to wait until I found a job to get up there and those prayers were answered last week. So I wanted to get as much trout fishing in this weekend as I could. Yesterday I hit Buford dam for most of the day and was covered by bait chuckers. With all the crowd though I still ended up with around 8 or 9 to hand and missed at least that many.

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Most came on a soft hackle, so last night I made sure to tie up some more.

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Today I hit settles bridge and it was a good thing I tied up those soft hackles last night…I picked up 8 today on a size 20 hares ear SH. All in all it was a great weekend, now to the lowcountry for some redfish.

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The proof is…

The proof is in the pudding, hit the dam today with a new fly for some testing. The wind was blowing something terrible all day, plus it was well in the high 90s all day. Thankfully with a long sleeve SPF shirt and a Hoo Rag I was able to handle the sun without getting burnt to crisp. Fishing was slow most of the day I hooked into 4 fish and had 2 hang around for pictures. I ended missing a good bit as well. I hooked 2 with my zebra midge that I coat with CCG and the other 2 on my CCG Copper John. All in all a great day on the water.

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Buford Dam 9.18.11

Got a chance to hit the dam this morning; when I got out there I strung up my Wright & McGill 6’6″ 5wt that I just refinished. I got strung up and got down to the water and it looks like the lake is turning over. That always makes for rough fishing, so I started out with a copper John and a egg pattern. I lost that rig and saw a riser so I switched to a Doculator and pheasant tail. With still no luck, I moved down to Bowman’s island and switched back to a copper John and hooked up with this guy…

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I few casts later I got this guy again on the CJ…

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I ended up trying the CJ a few more casts and switched to Hooch Hopper and got one to rise and about the time I grabbed the leader and he came off. After that it was time to head home, so all in all a great day on the water.

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Settles Bridge 8.20.11

I got to hit the Hooch today around Settles Bridge…man it was nice to be on the water again. It was definitely a hot one, I was glad to have my Simms Convertible waders which makes it much cooler. I started at one of my honey holes and I must say that today wasn’t one of it’s better days. It did produce me a one brown, it took five or six good drifts I got to watch him rise and chase it a few times before he took my EHC. I tried this hole with not much luck and decided to move up stream to another spot. One my first good cast I missed my indicator going down, so I shot another long cast and hooked up. This time I brought in good rainbow trout. I tried a little more at this hole with no luck and decided to do some exploring up above the bridge. I found a few good holes that I’ll have to try next time I get to go up there.

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Hooch Fishing

Got a chance to hit the hooch the past couple of days once over at the Dam and then at Settles. I hit the Dam with my good buddy Greg; it’s been awhile since we’ve gone fishing since he moved to South Africa, once he got home we knew it was time do some fishing. We decided to fish up around the ramp, which afterwards we both remembered why not to fish up around the ramp. One being it’s usually crowded another being the fact that the rocks are super slick. If you don’t have a tube or boat, you almost need studs and a staff. We made it through without getting soaked, which is always a good thing. We both ended up with bringing one a piece to hand, both were browns which are always good.

Yesterday, I hit up Settles bridge after work for a little bit. It got started quickly when I brought one good size bow to hand. Then I had another fish hook up but after a few good tugs he was gone. I ended up bringing another brown to hand before the rains came. So all in all 2 to hand and one LDR.

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