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 Post subject: They're Back
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:26 pm 
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Brown Trout
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Work and soccer finally gave me a chance to get out into SNP, Shenandoah that is and check out the flows for the first time this year after all the snow and rain. I had an afternoon meeting on Wednesday so I decided to fish for the few hours before going into it. After the meeting ended early Thursday I detoured again to fish the same stream where I had left off the previous day. Today after soccer I decided to check out another East Sloper in another hollow. These two stream were all but dried up a couple years ago with the drought. I was pleased to see the brookie population is rebounding nicely. I'll definitely keep monitoring their progress since both are just 25 minutes from the house.

A few pictures of my adventures..

The flows..
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You've gotta love pocket water!
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The future
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A survivor of the drought
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Buck n Brookie
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Get out if you can!!

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 Post subject: Re: They're Back
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:14 am 
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I really like the brookie and buck photo. The markings on that first brookie make it look almost like a brown/brookie hybrid. I've just never seen such a high concentration of only red spots on a brookie. Thanks for sharing. -Knox

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 Post subject: Re: They're Back
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:27 am 
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Pretty fish ,Dave

Damn nice antler shed also

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 Post subject: Re: They're Back
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:36 pm 
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Glad to see they are back. :D Nice pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: They're Back
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:15 pm 
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Dave,

I am seeing signs of recovery here also. Certainly there are not nearly as many fish in the creeks as there were B/4 the drought, but I am catching some 1 year old fish that are around 5-7 inches now. Those same fish were 3-4 inches long in the early fall.

Your fake bug ?? Parachute thunderhead maybe ?????

JT

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 Post subject: Re: They're Back
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:06 pm 
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Dave:

Glad you got into them. Nice to see the water flowing in the park.

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 Post subject: Re: They're Back
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:42 am 
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Guess he ain't gonna tell us what that fly is :(

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 Post subject: Re: They're Back
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:24 pm 
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Sorry JT. I must have missed your post :oops:
99% of the time I use a parachute dry in the park. The other day I used my typical parachute pictured and an elk hair caddis.

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