We have been filming for a few video projects the last year, these are some pictures of some nice catches from this month. Tight lines everyone.
Caught this guy on memorial day. He ate a big multi tone brown streamer. Finally put the leaky waders up for the year aswell, its shorts weather.Good times.
Went fishing on Sunday in the rain. I was really excited about the weather because i finally had an excuse to throw my big rabbit strip streamers. Big fish let their guard down in rising muddy water, you can get away with bigger tippets and sloppier presentations. Landed several fish that day but the most notable was this 22 inch torpedo that hit my swinging white streamer.Tight lines.
Went fishing for a few hours on easter. Had great luck on beadhead wooly buggers drifted not stripped. Nothing but rainbows this time.
Biggest rainbow on a fly so far.
Went fishing this Sunday on the Watauga river, Boone. 19 degrees out, frozen eyelets are no fun.
Took the misses smallmouth fishing yesterday. Caught about 35 fish total, mostly sunnys but landed 13 smallmouth. Nothing big but saw a few 3+ pounders. The water was crystal clear and they always got the jump on me. The big ones were tailing like redfish while looking for crayfish, it was awsome.
These pictures do not give this guy justice. By no means is he winning any 'big' trout contest anywhere but him being a bull is an understatement.
I will post a pic of another bow i caught in a different stream the day before for size reference, they are both around the same lenght. The smaller is 13 and the big one is just shy of 17. Dont have a weight on either.
This is a decent sized flathead I caught the other night, 15 pounds. Ate a 1/2 pound whole Sunny/bluegill/brim/etc.. laying on the bottom.
I have been catching alot of Spots/largemouth schooling up on the fly the last few months, a few crappie and white perch. Biggest was a nice 4+ pound spot but didnt have camera. I use clouser minnows and they bite that as soon as it hits the water (around a bait ball).
Now im waiding and using topwater...