Friday, December 31, 2010

Welcome to the last year on earth(before 2012)!

         I doubt many people read this blog. I don't update it often, but I'm also not a professional blogger on a google payroll and I'm not one to have the days to dedicate to a personal blog about fishing that includes fishing trips and flies every week. I cant scour the web for cool things to post. I work, outside the fishing industry. I have a family. I have deadlines. But I try. I hope that I can keep posting fishing trips and random things when I remember to bring a camera. Its fun! Have a great 2011 Y'ALL and WRAP IT BEFORE YOU TAP IT BITCHES!!!!

Happy new years from Chico's Tacos.
The plug fish were caught on an outgoing tide the second day. Last week's Tuesday in an area covered up with gnarly live reef that we routinely wade during the coldest months. Normal fish for the spot save one lone 25", 5 lb trout shown in two pics on the boga. A few small reds. Between the two of us probably close to 20 fish in the 17-21" range. An area not unlike the famous Confederate reef that holds many peoples secret spots and special morn and eve's. But with tides running 2 ft low the famous spots are only famous in story. Bay's waters are different animals when the spot you usually fish is high and dry. That's what usually makes the learn-ed angler's skin tingle and when epic pods of stacked trout laying on each others backs are found wading in water that would swallow you up on a normal day. I can remember some of my best days fishing in spots that people typically only drift over during the normal tides. Don't let a determined, shell crunching, hard boot wearing dry leg walk around in your favorite drift line. Lest he find the trout and you catch a buzz. When waters drop out around a group of fish, if they have sufficient water depth nearby they will more than likely relocate and lie around similar structure in similar depth to where they were forced from. An area with water depth most comfortable to them that allows easy feeding. With a little deft observation and a little leg work coupled with the will to learn an area you can create opportunities for yourself that few see and experience. Plus you know what is on the bottom and will find those little underwater interstates that will become hidden goldmines when conditions return to normal.

The last two pictures are of the first day prior. We fished the same general area. Wicked oyster reef, breaks in the spine, extreme low tide dropping lower. Ripping out, flowing through the break with a deeper gut coming from a normally underwater reef lined "pond". A spot we found doing the walkabout. I took advantage of my new fly line and some of the new ep flies I tied that haven't been given away to make room for more. Not much to say. Like river fishing swinging streamers. Only a faux river mouth. This is by far my favorite way to fly fish in the winter. Cast, wait, wait, strip, wait, tap, strike. I only kept 5. Lots of fish released. The larger fish on the boga went close to 23" and about 4 lbs with several other 3+ released when the tide started to wain and the fast water became the deep slow refuge. Usually...but not when I'm around. Good times. 


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