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Re: Big Spring, Cumberland Co, 8/4/13
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....... so the fish have time to recover from all the pressure!


For those of you who are new to Big Spring: Please be aware that this is spawning time for the bows in BS. This stream is rather unique in it's timing with respect to spawning. The bows spawn in late Aug/Sept and the brookies spawn in Dec-Jan. That big bow laying on a patch of gravel this week is likely in spawning mode. Take what precautions you deem ethical.
Of course, many of the readers of this forum know about this......Just an FYI for the BS newbies.

Posted on: 2013/9/9 10:47


Re: Big Spring, Cumberland Co, 8/4/13

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Haha! I keep looking at my work schedule. I've got nothing but work for the next several weeks. All I need is one day where I'm off at 1 or 2pm, and I'm on my way to Car Lizzle!

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Re: Big Spring, Cumberland Co, 8/4/13

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Luckily my days off are tues and Wednesdays, and sometimes a weekend, so usually the fishing is good and undisturbed. McSneek, I'm originally from Wyano Pa, but its close enough to hunker to be considered.

Posted on: 2013/9/9 14:52
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Re: Big Spring, Cumberland Co, 8/4/13

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Yeah I'm totally the opposite. I only have the weekends to make a drive like that. I should have taken advantage of the long summer nights and gone on days where I get off at 5:15. I could have been there by 6:45 and had a few hours to fish.

My next half-day during the week is Oct. 9th. I leave for the Smokies on Oct. 10th though. Not sure my wife will be keen on me fishing all afternoon/evening the day before.......

Posted on: 2013/9/9 16:23


Re: Big Spring, Cumberland Co, 8/4/13

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Congrats!!! that's one beautiful, healthy 'bow!

IMO, there is little more in this hobby that is more satisfying than the moment you finally fool a specific, particular fish (double entendre most definitely intended) that you've been targeting for a while... 'cept landing it, of course :)



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Re: Big Spring, Cumberland Co, 8/4/13

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I find your dig of Mike Heck on the Orvis site to be in very poor taste.He might be one of the nicest guys I have me. Just my opinion.

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Re: Big Spring, Cumberland Co, 8/4/13

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i read Mike's website a couple of times a week, it seems very informative and he does seem to put people on fish, including a lot of first timers which is not easy to do.

imho a guide on a chalkstream is different to other streams - he knows actually which spot is likely to hold fish, which weedbed has a 'slot' under it etc and where you need to position yourself for the cast and that's pretty much it, the rest is up to the casting ability of the sport and the guide plays statues until he's called to net (a lot like Salmon Ghillies).

freestone guides are more into adjusting the set up, watching the drifts, watching the hatches etc while you're fishing, changing flies and drifts until you hit paydirt - a lot more interactive imho.

judging by his book, i think Mike knows his stuff.

just my .02


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Re: Big Spring, Cumberland Co, 8/4/13

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I liked Mike Heck. And I dont care for most guides. Matter of fact, I can think of two I liked.

Fishidiot is not Dave Wolf. And I am a bit pissed he was at the Letort and I was not. Hes not on the stream everyday anymore. Heck, not even everyweek or every month for the matter.
And that is in fact a lovely, lovely bow.

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Re: Big Spring, Cumberland Co, 8/4/13

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I find your dig of Mike Heck on the Orvis site to be in very poor taste.He might be one of the nicest guys I have me. Just my opinion.


I agree. I'm not sure what your trying to accomplish there.

I like your reports, as I fish the same streams but I would just keep it at that.


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Re: Big Spring, Cumberland Co, 8/4/13

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Mike Heck is great guy in my book.

Posted on: 2013/9/12 17:51


Re: Big Spring, Cumberland Co, 8/4/13

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I find your dig of Mike Heck on the Orvis site to be in very poor taste.He might be one of the nicest guys I have me. Just my opinion.


Shane I am glad that you brought this up. I cannot figure out what this guys angle is but it is pretty clear that he has one. Its a SHAME!

Reading this report I have to wonder why one would be walking down the banks of THE Letort (Spring Run?) hand in hand with Ed Shenk, yet feel the urge to go fish Big Spring?

#BSisnoLetortSpringRun


Posted on: 2013/9/15 23:28



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