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Old 10-09-2004, 07:00 PM   #1
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Angry Leaf fish


Just got back from fishing my favorite stream today before it closes next friday.Arrived early so I started where I normally do and fished my way down to my favorite (often productive hole)Hooked a few nice trout(rainbow and brown around 12-13")and just as I was arriving quietly and casting my woolly bugger upstream to slide into the hole a big wind came up and a gazillion oak leaves rained down onto the water.Whats this?I asked myself,its been along time since this old obstacle occurred.I continued to fish despite a 80% hookup with the oakfish flotillas that floated down.After awhile I tried dodging and aiming my casts to holes in the floating leave mattress.Sometimes it worked.But,just as I was getting a good drift a subsurface oakfish would attach itself to the fly causing this angler to react as if it was a real trout.Boy,flyfishing can be really tough as it is without adding more problems.Anybody else go out in this leave shower today?.

I did manage to find a location on the river I usually don`t fish much,where the current zips by a cliffy outcrop and trout can lay on the seam,with great luck I hooked and released a beautiful 16"rainbow and a smaller natural brown around 14".Adding to the leaf problem was a lower than expected river.

So,to sum it up,not a bad day,just alot of improvising and hooking and releasing hundreds of the dreaded leaffish.Maybe we can make a sport of this.No,bad idea.Well,goodluck whomever gets out and hope the winds die down for you.

Get out and enjoy the fall weather! Tighlines,wildbrookies
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Old 10-11-2004, 11:52 AM   #2
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You're not alone!

Was fishing local last week, and there was some good wind knocking leaves all around, all week. I foul hooked dozens of 2-5" oak trout, beech trout & blackwalnut trout. I wanted to keep the 5" beech trout to mount over my tv, but... you should release any foul hooked fish, so I did, heheh

I did make a couple attempts at casting to a leaf-trout or two I sighted -- they won't take anything!

"Wow, there's gotta be a dozen fish I can see in that current break..... nope.... more leaves"
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Old 10-11-2004, 02:38 PM   #3
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Proto, Glad to hear someone else had the same problem as I.Was starting to get worried that no one else was catching those gorgeous oak,walnut and beech trout.The only way to get away from them is to catch the river in a windless day.Well,good luck the rest of fall fishing.Feels like ice-fishing is just around the corner.But first I have to try to fill the freezer with a white-tail.Take care,
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Old 10-14-2004, 08:03 AM   #4
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I've got a hatchery of leaf-trout in my back yard if you guys are interested. Many varieties.
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Old 10-14-2004, 08:22 AM   #5
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Yes!
I'm interested. How many varieties you got?

I'm sure the colors are Good, but do you have any over 13 inches?

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Old 10-14-2004, 01:17 PM   #6
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Sparky,
What time do you want us to come over?It is fly fishing only and I hope its "catch and release"because thats all I do.We don`t keep any.Even if they`re trophies.But,we will take alot of pics and carefully release them unharmed ,I promise.

Tightlines and flies,

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Old 10-21-2004, 08:25 PM   #7
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Last weekend was a rain out. This Saturday looks much better and they're rising every time the wind comes through.

Refreshments served.

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Sparky,
What time do you want us to come over?It is fly fishing only and I hope its "catch and release"because thats all I do.We don`t keep any.Even if they`re trophies.But,we will take alot of pics and carefully release them unharmed ,I promise.

Tightlines and flies,

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Old 10-22-2004, 05:21 PM   #8
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Let me know place and time and I`ll be ready."Fish on!" I mean , "leaf on!".

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