Sunday, May 6, 2012
Man life is busy. I have been taking care of my future wife, she just had surgery on her wrists. I have spent all my time taking care of her and havent wet a line in a while. So i hit the pond right by my house. I went out with the 4wt and busted out some rabbit minnow patterns. These stay just under the surface and I had some huge hits today
Monday, April 9, 2012
Ever since I moved out to Indiana I left all my creeks in the dust. I have not fishing any of my creeks for over a year. Being we have had a crazy Spring and the Steelhead run is over. Reports say it was the shortest one ever because of creeks heated up way to fast. So I decided to pack up my car and head a hour west to Rock Creek. Rock Creek is a tributary of the Kankakee River. 2 things helped me make my mind up. Illinois recently stocked over 600 rainbow trout at the creek and with the crazy weather I hoped to tie into some pre-spawn Smallmouth. I left my house at 5am and arrived bright and early at the creek. I was planning on working 2 parts of this creek. The first part was trout water then hit the mouth to the Dam for smallmouth. The water was crystal clear. I worked my way down with my 4wt fly rod and new Allen Fly Fishing Trout Reel. I worked 2 miles downstream and caught 29 Rainbows they ranged from 14-24 inches and some were like footballs. I had a mixed bag today. Countless Chubs, Suckers, 1 Largemouth, Lost 1 Gar and went 0-3 for Smallmouth. I made the mistake only bringing 2lb test line. Well here are the photos and I hope you enjoy them.