Monday, June 27, 2011

veteto cat fishing

i went catfish fishing with the veteto boys last night. cy caught this nice 3 pounder. sorry for the phone pic but i didnt have my regular camera at hand.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

golf course fishing

a buddy of mine, dino, lives on a golf course in town. i have fished one of the pits in the neighborhood but never on the actual course. dino took me to a few ponds that held some nice bass. we caught around ten most in the 2 to 4 pound range. while landing one good size bass we had a gator follow it in and make it his dinner. i wouldnt suggest chasing any "water balls" on this course. thanks for the invite dino. i had a blast!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

kids, critters, and the creek

the kids spent most of their days playing in the creek behind the cabin. they caught all types of critters including crawfish, salamanders and newts, minnows, mud skippers, butterflies and other bugs. what a great place to be a kid.

no animals were harmed in the making of this blog post. all critters returned to their homes at the end of each day.

Monday, June 06, 2011

nc trout fishing day 7

went back to snowbird creek this afternoon for my last day of fly fishing. i finally landed a brown. its small but i was glad to have it. i also caught a creek chub and saw a few large mouth and small mouth bass. i caught several rainbows, all around the same size. this was the year of the rainbows. still no brook trout which is a first for me in this area. all in all a great vacation full of wonderful fishing.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

nc trout fishing day 6

decided to try my luck at snowbird creek, hoping that the crowd would be smaller. it was great. only saw two other fly fisherman all day. i caught some small rainbows and one good size rainbow that i wasn’t able to get a good picture of. i think that is where i will spend my day tomorrow. it’s a bit more of a drive but i enjoyed the change of scenery and the lack of pressure is well worth it.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

nc trout fishing day 5

went down to "the tuck" today to see some of the madness. literally hundreds of people down there. i found a small ripple with few people on it and made a couple of casts.

Friday, June 03, 2011

nc trout fishing day 4

today was a frustrating day of fishing. the first four trout i hooked came unglued. the fifth was a small rainbow that i landed. the sixth was a monster brown for the area. i would say around 16 inches. as i was lifting him for the net the hook came loose. i tried to scoop him up and broke my landing net on a rock. after that i decided to hit up a spot that is usually good for dry flies. i had three trout hit my elks hair caddis fly but none of them stuck. today was the last day of the catch and release season which means that tomorrow everyone and their mother will be out there with their push buttons and spinning tackle cleaning out the river of trout. i will probably skip tomorrows madness but plan to be back out on sunday.