Sunday, September 01, 2013

Late summer fish

Personally, I find these guys much tougher than spring fish. You basically always have to feed the Big C fish the fly, but in late summer, you really need to feed em. The good news, lots of sun, good visuals. The bad news...weedbeds. Bottom line...the Hybrid still crushes!

Gravel fish are the best...and toughest.

 

 

My quest for 20 fish over 20 lbs might fall short for the second year in a row. 19 last year, stuck at 18 right now (though like an idiot, I didn't actually weigh a fish that was pretty clearly 20 lbs when fishing with Dan Frasier and Travis Hammond. Just held it up and dumped it back in the river like a bass. DUMB!). You can feel the cold weather approaching, and the bigger fish are starting to enter the shallows less and less...combine that with a lack of fishing time as the season winds down and it doesn't look good.

I might have to start slumming with salmon and steelhead soon.

7 comments:

Atlas said...

What I wouldn't do to fish for carp in water that clear. I am luck to get 12" of visibility in most of my carp waters.

Boss said...

Had a good bout with weeds beds yesterday. I was actually wondering if the big c gets weed beds while battling my own. Talk about pocket water!

Boss said...

Had a good bout with weeds beds yesterday. I was actually wondering if the big c gets weed beds while battling my own. Talk about pocket water!

trashfisher said...

So true about the weeds and gack. It just seems like my leader is a magnet for that stuff. That has caused me so much wasted time removing it from my line and has resulted in a few missed fish recently.

Trevor Tanner said...

I am with Atlas - Kinda blown away by how clear the water is in those pics. Two more twenties isn't impossible right?

Mr. P. said...

Yup, it's time to start "slummin'". It's hard to let go though.

Tim Gerke said...

I'm glad to hear you think they're difficult too! Although I bet you still catch 10 fish an outing, which makes me feel less good about myself...