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Bonus Days

2007/5/21 10:47
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It seems like every once in a while, whichever gods control the fates of fisherman decide to give us one or two last days of perfect fishing before the long winter descends upon us and brings ice and snow to our favorite haunts. Bonus Days. Such was the case this past weekend and a few anglers who were unwilling to let this fleeting chance slip by decided to float the Yough with LHGS. After losing much of October to high water and being distracted by the grouse season, we haven't been on the water all that much, so we weren't quite sure what to expect from the river or its fishes.

But those worries were quickly put to rest as fish after fish chased down the streamers and spinners offered to them by our intrepid anglers. The fish are definitely moving into winter holding water, so don't be afraid to change locales if the one you've chosen isn't paying off.

It seemed like the fish were shying away from the larger streamer patterns this weekend: they would follow hotly and then fade away, but downsizing turned those follows into strikes. This may have something to do with the clarity of the river right now: I've not seen it quite this clear all season. No need to downsize tippet though--ten to fifteen pound on streamers is all you need.

We really didn't mess around with nymphs too much because we are streamer junkies and when the fish are on them, all is right with the world.

We did find some fish midge-ing on Sunday and it seemed like any smallish fly we put over them would be sucked down greedily.

It looks like the weather is going to be great all week, so get out there and give some fall fishing a try--you won't be disappointed.


Posted on: 2009/11/9 11:34

Re: Bonus Days

2007/5/21 10:47
Posts: 284
A few images from recent days now that I have the new 'puter figured out.

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Posted on: 2009/11/10 15:02

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