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Old 05-26-2017, 06:20 PM   #1
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Pre-holiday weekend fishing

Made it out for some brook trouting before the crowds descend on the park. It was an ugly day but the fishing was worth it.

Caught some shorties but then came this guy:


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Temiscamie hybrid I believe. If you lay him out straight and stretch at tad, he hits 20". At least that's what I'm going by. I put him back rather than do that stuff. This fish unleashed a battle I'll never forget. At one point he ran with just his back out of the water for at least 10 feet, kind of like a dolphin carrying a rider at seaworld.

Caught a few more smaller but equally spirited fish then called it a day. All fish caught casting full sink with a variety of flies, two secrets and a dragonfly nymph. Lots of pretty flowers in bloom (lady slippers and trillium)



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Old 05-26-2017, 08:02 PM   #2
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Nice!!!
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:06 PM   #3
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That's a beast. Very nice. Congratulations.
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:10 PM   #4
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Very nice fish Creekwader. Nothing better than catching monster brookies and feeling the crazy amount of power they can produce. Also thanks for the picture of the trillium. I've been wondering what that flower is.
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:58 PM   #5
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Great brookie. Thanks for sharing
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Old 05-27-2017, 02:44 AM   #6
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Really Really Nice, Cw.

Re: Your line; is that Density Compensated?
Any particular sink-rate working better for you right now?
Something's working well (!)

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Just caught the tail end of a compound hatch today on the moving water.
Things are getting very interesting out there.
Going back for more in a few hours...

Water levels are really nice.
Good Luck to All !
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Old 05-27-2017, 07:10 AM   #7
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Nice fish!
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Old 05-27-2017, 08:12 AM   #8
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Really Really Nice, Cw.

Re: Your line; is that Density Compensated?
Any particular sink-rate working better for you right now?
Something's working well (!)

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Just caught the tail end of a compound hatch today on the moving water.
Things are getting very interesting out there.
Going back for more in a few hours...

Water levels are really nice.
Good Luck to All !
Sero,
Just a Cortland 444 WF type 6 sink rate. I try to keep the 'hockey stick' effect to a minimum by using a weighted fly. The big fish was down at a 20 count while others were 5-10. Also picked up a hint from the Bob Sheedy book, keeping the rod tip down in the water to maintain a straight line.

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Old 05-27-2017, 03:22 PM   #9
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Good post !!
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Old 05-27-2017, 07:02 PM   #10
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That fish is a tank! Would love to know what it weighed...congrats.
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Old 05-29-2017, 12:04 AM   #11
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CW,
Very nice post of a very successful and awesome day! Love the wildflower photos too! But that big brookie will create crazy dreams and memories for a long time. Thanks for sharing this with us all!

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Old 05-29-2017, 06:51 AM   #12
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Black flies and Trillium....the right time to be on the ponds....nice catch
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Old 05-29-2017, 10:02 PM   #13
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