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Morning Surprise

Discussion in 'Fish on the Fly' started by Utard, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. Utard

    Utard

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    Woke up early Saturday AM to take the tube out in search of some large mouth. Got to Allum Creek and into the water at about 6:30am amidst a lot of surface turbulance. It was still dark enough that I couldn't tell what these fish were hitting on top or what they were, but my heart was thumping any way. I tied on a yellow & red popper, a size 2. I cast out and trolled it out into the bay I was fishing, big splashes all around. After working the shore line and the middle water and not having a single hit I began to wonder. It had gotten light enough that I could see the only thing on top was the occasional shiners jumping up. I decided to tie on a Feather Body Soft Hackle dropper I had tied earlier that week to see if I could entice anything in. This fly is a Peter Frailey fly and can be found here:http://www.flyanglersonline.com/.
    Well, to make a long story short, I tried several buggers and leaches and even a San Juan Worm for gills or crappie. And NOTTA! I did end up catching a hand full of small BG on a PT nymph. It was a beautiful morning and very comfortable though. I even had to throw on the long sleeve T.

    Well, I had a few hours before I had to be home so I stopped on the Olentangy to try to at least find something. I fished for 30 minutes and only had one hit on a Red Tailed Wooly Worm. I switched up to an orange over brown clouser and started fishing it on a down stream swing and that was just the ticket (again!). First fish was a 16" SMB which is a PBR for me. Boy was that fun! I caught a couple smaller ones afterward and noticed that the run I was moving down into was at the back door of a home. The residents were out on the porch swing having morning coffee and watching the water. Here is my chance to really show off my skills, I thought. I worked that clouser everywhere, made some really long casts to show off a little bit and notta! I thought maybe one more cast down in the fast water then I'll move on. Well, I saw a red tail fin following my clouser and my heart stopped for a moment. Then, my reel sang that sweet song in the clear morning as line was rapidly running off. I knew I had something big on. The fight pursued and it was the classic give and take, tug of war of fighting a big fish. My arm got tired so I switched up for a minute. That arm got tired so I switched back. The monster carp finally tired and I was able to bring it to hand. After showing off my prize to the couple on the swing and letting it go (I'd guess it at about 8 or 9 lbs.) I reeled in and headed for home. All in all, the tangy saved the day. Hope you guys got out. Sorry no pics.:B
     
  2. sevenx

    sevenx "I sat by the river" N.Mc

    Nice Job U. You gotta love thos big carp. Congrats on the smallie as well. Not a bad way to spend the morning. It what a really nice morning. I got out for a bit and managed 1 good smallie, and hooked up with some gar but none to hand. Nice story also;) S
     

  3. Utard

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    Thanks 7. I'm definitely taking the camera next time.