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 Post subject: Summerfest
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:25 pm 
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Brook Trout
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Location: Richmond, VA
It's been so hot around here lately that fishing, especially for trout, seems like a pipe dream at best. In an effort to beat the heat, I dragged my sorry butt out of the rack at 3:30 am and started the 2 hour drive to the only cool water around. My thought was to get on the creek at dawn and fish for a few hours until I couldn't stand it any longer. I found a few fish willing to eat beetles in the early morning light.

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The creek is still in pretty decent shape and the grass is alive with hoppers.

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And as the morning wore on, I found a few more smallish fish. I had one big boy come out from under a log and swipe at a streamer, but I couldn't coax him out again.

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As morning turned to early afternoon and the temps climbed to almost unbearable, the fishing predictably turned off. I made my retreat to the truck where I had some welcome refreshments waiting.

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I hope this nuclear heat wave subsides soon...


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 Post subject: Re: Summerfest
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:29 pm 
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Brown Trout
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Location: the metropolis of Wagener
Good stuff....this heat is just stupid! ...but at least a couple hrs of fishing is better than mowing the grass (which I won't do in this heat).

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