It's been a while since I last posted. Since then I've done a lot of fishing but now that the weather is colder I've turned to tying more. Here are my first attempts at tying some salmon flies. Looking forward to giving them a try.
Fished the Saco this morning. Started off slow with a couple brookies taken on a hopper. Then switched to a Cooper John and got a few more. Around 8 they started rising but couldn't see what they were going after so put on a size 20 Adams and that was the ticket. For the next hour it was a blast!!!! All brookies. Around 9:30 the kayak hatch started and that send the fish back to the bottom. Caught a few more with nymphs but the river started to get too busy for me so came home. Another nice morning to be out on the river.
Went for a couple days in Maine fishing for brook trout. Had a great time. We used large streamers in hopes for the big ones. The water was fast and high do to the release of the dam during the day but at night they decreased the flow and the water calmed down so it was a bit more manageable. We were able to get a few larger ones to take the fly. Great trip and hope to soon go again.
Welp had a great morning out on the salt. Macks were plentiful but stripers were slow to the end of the morning. Only caught one mid morning. Tried all our good spots. Last stop floated down a section in about 8 feet of water. Every pass they would come screaming out of a deep dark area into the shallow and slam the macks. It was sooooo cool watching every hit then waiting a few seconds while the line tore of the real then close the bail with fish on. We even had a double. Too bad we ran out of bait. They were slamming even the dead bait we threw out. I was able to get three in the boat and and my friend got 2 within 15 minutes. Lost several others. My friend lost a really big one. Saw it for a moment then it broke his line. The coolest thing was watching them come in to hit the bait. Fresh bait would go nuts trying to get away from them. They even jumped out of the water to avoid being eaten.
This one is a 29 incher that is now in the freezer.
I've been doing a lot of trout fishing but haven't got on and posted much lately. Today my son and his friend went with me to do some other fishing. We headed to the coast of New Hampshire for some striper fishing. It was a great day on the water. Caught a few and lost a lot but had a blast. Here a a few shots of those that made it into the boat.
Just spent another 5 days fishing in Pittsburg NH. This time I fished with my son Chris. We had a blast. Caught a lot of rainbows. Tried a lot of different places but always came back to one pond that was really producing fish. That's probably the last trip up there this season. Now it will be concentrating on ponds, brooks and rivers closer to home.
Got up early and went up to the Saco today. Needed to get my fishing done by 9:30 before all the tubers and kayakers got on the river. Once they start you can't really fish. So the bite was quite good. They were hitting bead head nymphs and hoppers. Caught 1 brown and a lot of brookies. Did a lot of site fishing since this is a very clear river. Found a couple spots where they were stacked up. Another great morning of fishing!
Just got back from a fishing trip with a couple friends to Pittsburg NH. What a blast we had. Fished every day from 7:00 am till 8:30 pm. The fishing was great. Fished rivers, streams and ponds. Everywhere we went we caught fish. One pond we hit in the evening and the rainbows were crazy. Couldn't keep them off our lines. Caught brookies, rainbows and salmon. What a place!!!!!!!!
Fished another pond Friday night that I've never been to. Wind was blowing strong which made a good workout in the kayak. Was able to get a couple tiger trout. First time I've ever caught one. Also caught a yellow perch and a smallmouth. All but one trout came on a Prince nymph. That one trout was caught on a small dry fly. This has been a fun time hitting a new pond every Friday night.
Well tried a new pond Friday night for brookies and got completely skunked. Beautiful pond but for me it wasn't happening.
Saturday did some smallmouth fishing and was able to land a couple on a crayfish pattern I made up. The surprising thing was in the evening we hit the shallow areas again for the smallmouths and too my surprise caught a 12" rainbow. Never has that happen in the area we were fishing.
Finished up the weekend fishing a couple rivers but again we got skunked. It was a nice morning to be on the water but I hope my luck changes soon.