Saturday, April 23, 2011

a lucky day

got out today since it was nice and its supposed to rain for most of next week.
went exploring a new section on a nearby stream and it looks pretty good nice open meadows wooded sections lots of undercut banks and some nice riffles, looked under a couple rocks and found some case worm caddis in about size 14/16, hopefully ill be there when they hatch. anyway fished streamers and nymphs and got nothing on that stretch, then went out to eat and went to a pond connected to a lower section of that creek, fished with nymphs and soft hackles, then some fish started rising and after a while i started seeing some hendricksons! pretty rare in wisconsin except on certain water. anyway after watching a couple minuets i determined they were taking emergers and nymphs swimming to the surface, so i tied on a size 12 parachute hares ear dry as an indicator fly and off the bend i tied on a size 12 tip tied emerger, threw some casts and then got a nice 10-12 inch brown on the emerger. let him go and threw some more casts and changed tactics i started to let them sink and i would pull them up to the surface like a nymph swimming to the surface and got one strike that way but pulled the trigger to late.     
so it was a good day, got some action and had fun outdoors.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

got out today from about 10am-2pm and got skunked. was hoping for some caddis action but nothing was hatching so i fished the pond i talked about in an earlier post with caddis pupa and scuds, had one hit on a flash-sided soft hackle caddis and lost it, then walked around the pond casting and slowly retrieving a dragon fly nymph, got nothing there.
then i went exploring on a nearby stream and found a nice little trib to look around at and spooked a legitimate 20inch brown! also saw about a 12incher in there so next time i'l have to fish it.    

Friday, April 15, 2011

was planing on going fishing today, but the weather sometimes dictates that, and with 35mph winds and poring rain fishing is impossible, so i sat down at the tying bench instead.

my hex fishing arsenal; from left to right, hex wiggle nymph, extended body hex, spent hex, and extended body parachute hex.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

got out for a couple hours yesterday, the weather was warm and a little bit overcast.
i fished an unnamed pond connected to token creek for the first time ever, i went there last week and the water clarity wasn't good do to run off after some rain so i moved on, but this week it was a lot better so i decided to stay there. i actually started fishing a little feeder creek that is not in the DNR trout water listings but had trout in it on my last visit, but didn't have any luck so i moved on to the pond, and fished the inlet where the creek joined the pond and caught one nice little brown of eight or nine inches on the first cast, a few casts later hooked one that felt a little better but lost it, the first fish was on a #14 hairs ear nymph, the second i don't know cause i was using a two fly rig, hopefully on my next visit I'll do a little better but, all in all wasn't to bad.
                                              the pond
                                           the unnamed trib