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 Post subject: Smith Fri. & Sat.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:30 pm 
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I headed up to Ridgeway on Friday afternoon. I cheked into the motel and headed to the river. I was planning on following the falling water until dark. However, they lied about the generation schedule and had cut the water off early. As a result I fished a little downstream of where I was originally planning. That worked out fine because there was fog on the water and the fish were ready to play. I caught a bunch from around 6:30 until 8:30. It was pretty strong except the fish were pretty much dinks, even by Smith standards. I got back in the car and was heading downstream by the place I had entered the water, when I noticed a snake in the road. It looked a little chunky for my taste, so I got out and went to look at him in the car lights. It was a copperhead, so I hopped back in the car and squished him flat. He happened to be in a spot I normally enter the water when I fish that pool and I don't want pucture holes in my waders. I then rode back to Ridgeway and visited with Dean, who besides being one of the nicest guys I know, can also fish with the best of them. I got up Saturday Morning, checked a spot downstream, saw nothing moving and headed back upstream to where I was originally going Friday. I hopped in the water and caught a fish on my second cast. I caught fish steadily for the next couple of hours. I did not have periods of fish on every other cast like Friday, but it was more fun, because they were some what bigger. Around 12:30 or so I heard a rumble and realized I was coming under attack by a pretty serious thunderstorm. I sat in the car for an hour and a half. When the storm had passed the river had turned into chocolate milk. I rode all the way to the dam trying to find some clean water. Time to go home.


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 Post subject: Re: Smith Fri. & Sat.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:37 pm 
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heck with the fish ...I want to see that damn dead copperhead. :D :D :D wish there was a bounty on them.

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 Post subject: Re: Smith Fri. & Sat.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:44 pm 
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I did not think about taking his picture. :lol: He was gone the next morning. I reckon something ate him. :o He was in front of the concrete steps and I have a tendency to walk right where that SOB was! I saw a rather serious black snake the next day but I don't have a problem with them, so I granted him a reprieve!


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 Post subject: Re: Smith Fri. & Sat.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:05 pm 
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Nice report and nice TAG. You can't hide money :D


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 Post subject: Re: Smith Fri. & Sat.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:18 pm 
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"Nice report and nice TAG. You can't hide money" That watch was my father's and is over 20 years old. What little money I have now goes into a hole called college! Your day will come. :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Smith Fri. & Sat.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:42 am 
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5xTippett wrote:
"Nice report and nice TAG. You can't hide money" That watch was my father's and is over 20 years old. What little money I have now goes into a hole called college! Your day will come. :twisted:


yep 2 years from now :(


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