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 Post subject: Spring Creek Season Has Begun
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:44 pm 
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As Spring turns to Summer, my thoughts turn from little mountain creeks and brook trout to placid valley spring creeks and the big browns and rainbows that reside there. It's still a little early yet but things are off to a good start this summer. The stream is in good shape and the trout are actively looking for beetles and grasshoppers.

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So far in the early mornings I've had some good luck with streamers. This rainbow took a bunny sculpin stripped through a deep hole.

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Grasshopper heaven.

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As the day gets going some fish have been willing to eat a little green Charlie Boy Hopper. This nice fish was sharing a run with a much bigger trout that I tangled with later that afternoon. Since I have no pictures of the bigger fish, you can probably guess what happened - but I'll be back.

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Even the fall fish have developed a taste for hoppers.

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And little browns tucked under bank side vegetation can't resist when you can sneak up on them.

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I've always wanted to fish this run but it's impossible to get to. Wading is illegal here.

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Marty hasn't been able to get out since he became a new father a few weeks ago, but managed to sneak a few hours during the week when he was supposed to be at work. You have to have your priorities straight.

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Thanks for looking.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring Creek Season Has Begun
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:32 pm 
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Good stuff!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Spring Creek Season Has Begun
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Nice Post sir! thanks for sharing.


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 Post subject: Re: Spring Creek Season Has Begun
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:23 pm 
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Awesome. Great pics and hawgs!


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 Post subject: Re: Spring Creek Season Has Begun
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:29 pm 
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I'm really intrigued by the spring creeks up in VA. I know it's tough dealing with the slotted channels, but I love streamers and terrestrials. Thanks for the motivation to make it up there in the next few weeks!

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 Post subject: Re: Spring Creek Season Has Begun
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:04 am 
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Thanks fellers. If anyone from the board is up this way this summer and wants to check it out, give me a holler. I'll be glad to show you around. It requires a free permit so you have to send a self addressed, stamped envelope to the VDGIF office in Verona, VA. Send a note saying what you want and they'll mail it back to you in about a week.

Pretty soon fish like these should be out on the prowl and stupid for hoppers. I can't wait...

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