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 Post subject: Quick ! dial 911 !!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:34 pm 
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Brown Trout
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Overbrook swamp is on fire !!!

I got up early this morning thinking I'd head down to the Savannah...but call me lazy...I just did'nt feel up to the extra work....so I settled for the pond...glad I did!

I honestly did'nt have much optimism, so I started out with the spinning rod and a small grub...one or two bites was about all I saw....then I headed to the back of the pond where I saw a lot of fish darting and thrashing around in very shallow water.its maybe 8" deep in here at best and even at that its pretty choked with grass and crud....those who have fished the swamp would recognize this as the acre or so of solid lilies in the back right corner of the pond.....

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So I think to myself....the only way I could possibly fish this is on top with a small popper...but would they hit one while its this cool??

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Sure will! ....but heres the problem....

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most of the time...this is how you got your fly back....plus in this super shallow water....everytime I caught a fish...I watched fifty more scatter when bringing in the one that ate. I eventually moved up further in the pond and started throwing the new "super secret fly" ....I swear they could'nt leave this thing alone!! I probably caught 150 fish in just a few hours....I'd like to say every cast...but honestly it probably averaged out to every other cast. I swear these stupid fish thought it was springtime! Fat brim , nice crappie, lots of cookie cutter bass....with a few nice ones thrown in. I finally lost both flies to two huge bass....but before I did...I had one lipped probably the same size or larger than Peter's big one last summer....he wrapped me up twice...the second time spitting the fly leaving it around a lily pad stem.Got wrapped up a number of times in lilies and stumps...and one of the big ones ran me under the boat and around the anchor rope....I thought he was a gonner for sure.... but I managed to reach back and fish the rod around the rope without losing him.

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here's some of the others....

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I got lots more .....I eventually got tired of taking pictures...heck...I actually got tired of catching fish....it was pretty sick!

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 Post subject: Re: Quick ! dial 911 !!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:42 am 
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En fuego indeed! That's awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: Quick ! dial 911 !!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:54 am 
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Overboard! I was concerned about your safety. Your heart must still be racing and your thumb must be raw and bleeding from lipping so many fish.
Wonderful, magical day.

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 Post subject: Re: Quick ! dial 911 !!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:29 am 
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headgear wrote:
Overboard! I was concerned about your safety. Your thumb must be bleeding from so many fish.

Fixed :D acually I poked myself at least a dozen times on those Gami B10S hooks!! Those things will stab ya just for looking at them! :o

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 Post subject: Re: Quick ! dial 911 !!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:53 am 
Tom nice report, maybe we can do it this weekend like we talked.


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 Post subject: Re: Quick ! dial 911 !!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:19 pm 
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Helluva report ,Tom ..

Damn, Yawl must have had some really warm weather to get them up and feeding like crazy .

Right time, Right place . Good stuff,Cuz

JT

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 Post subject: Re: Quick ! dial 911 !!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:58 pm 
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Man, you had a great day!


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