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 Post subject: Blown Out Rained On Camp Fish Report
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:22 pm 
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Went on my 3rd retirement anniversary camp/fish Monday--Thursday. Monday started out great, made camp, and hit my planned close-to-camp quick afternoon fish. The brookies were willing and quickly caught 5 on a dry. Took 3 pics.

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Late afternoon the rain started and turned into a full-blown gully washer with lightning and high winds. Rain was blowing sideways under my canopy, so I repaired to the car for a while. Went to the tent and slept dry in a Helluva storm all night. Tuesday morning was just drizzle, so went looking at water. Stream A was blown out, too hard to wade and/or fish.

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So was another option. Stream in the trees.

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Then I was walking along the road along stream B (also blown out) when a car went by, slowed down, and turned around. Uh-oh. "Hey Phil, is that you??" By God, it was Fred Itieuglyflies!We shot the shit for a few minutes; they were also driving around looking for streams that weren't blown out. It started raining again, so I went back to camp. It rained hard the rest of the day. Day 2 was a washout. Sat under the canopy and drank coffee.

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Wednesday was better. Streams were still in the woods some places, but I found a few streams on my back-up plan that were high but fishable. Caught 12 wild bows and 2 more brookies before I called it a day in the late afternoon. A success of sorts. At least the skunk was avoided, and I worked hard for some pretty feeshies.

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Woke up Thurdsay morning to more rain, packed up wet camp, and was heading out of the campground (I was the only tent camper there, just the camp hosts in their trailer besides me) when I talked to the ranger. He said we'd gotten between 4-5 inches of rain on Mon. and Tues., and some of the campsites had washed away! I was happy my tent stayed dry through all that. Made it home in my old heap Subaru without breaking down this time. A success!


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 Post subject: Re: Blown Out Rained On Camp Fish Report
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:29 am 
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excellent report Phil, glad you had a good trip!


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