Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Savage River....



Had a good feeling about the Savage when I went out to my car and seen these on the roof of my car. 



Larry landing one quickly...



In the evening, I ended up here and caught some rising fish...



Fish Rising....


The hook set...



Fish on...



The Browns on this stream are awesome...







Sunday, we decided to fish the Savage River instead of floating the river. The river is flowing at 683cfs and felt like dry fly fishing over some wild fish too. We got on the stream around 8am and fish were rising in the first section we stopped at. My first cast I landed a brown. Larry caught two in the first few minutes as well.  I landed mine on a #18 Parachute Adams and Larry got his on a #14 Sulphur. We then each went our separate ways. Larry moved upstream and either missed or landed a fish in each section of pocket water section that he fished. Mike and I went down stream and we landed seven more respectively.  But the theme of the day was how many we missed. We met back up at the car and Larry surprised us with what he was tossing to all of these fish. He put on a #12 Western Green Drake. That confirmed that these fish were just feeding opportunistically.  We headed to the next section and found a pod of rising fish through a slow section. This is where your see the fish rising photos as well as the Brown pictured above. After messing around in that section we went the cement bridge and didn't have much luck except for the Brookie and Larry got one on a nymph. Around 640pm, we decided to work a few of those sections that we started on. Larry and Mike worked up above and landed a few fish and I work a bridge that has some risers. I caught one more, but these fish are very wary of fisherman. Not a bad day on the river and the Savage River is not as bad as I thought since all of the work that was completed last year. I will be back down there soon as well as packing some Lime Sallies too. 

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3 comments:

  1. A good read. Obviously a sucker for fish porn, but liked the picture of that bridge as well, very cool.

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  2. yea...they have 3 bridges on the river which lead to some nicer paths too....looks like you had a great time in the Keys as well...

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  3. Hey this your cousin Eric I really like your blog. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!!!!!

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