Monday, May 31, 2010

nc trout day 5

took a day off from fishing yesterday. went out this morning and it was pretty crowded. found a few small streams out of the way and caught a few nice trout including the second brown trout of the trip.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

nc trout day 3

got to the river around 9 yesterday morning. caught about 15 trout today and all were brook trout. fished dry flies early, which produced small fish, then switched to a weighted san juan worm to get down into the deeper holes. caught all my best fish that way. a couple of friends drove their motorcycles over from chattanooga and met me around noon. a few mins after they arrived the skies opened up. we waited about 3 hours for the lightening to let up but it never did. it was good to get to fish with them even though it was only for a little while.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

nc trout day 2

day two produced some nice trout. a mixed bag of rainbows, browns and brooks. plenty of flies in the air and on the water and the trout are willing to take a dry fly which is always fun. most were caught on an elks hair caddis dry fly. the best trout of the day was on a san juan blood worm. the weather up here is so nice and the kids are having fun playing in the creek next to the cabin.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

north carolina trout

got to the cabin this afternoon. made it out for about an hour to fish. managed two brookies. had a few more risers but they did not take. first one was caught on an olive woolly bugger and the second on an elk hair caddisfly. weather is awesome. cant wait to get back out on the water tomorrow.

Monday, May 17, 2010

goodbye bailey heidegger kirby

we had to let our sweet bailey boy go this morning. the whole family is having a tough time but it was the best decision. bailey was a great family dog and we loved him very much! this photo is from a little less than a year ago.

Friday, May 14, 2010

birthday decoys

im posting these a bit late but better late than never. these are the decoys i had carved and received for my birthday. bender did a great job. cant wait to float them next season!