Friday, March 23, 2012

Lowell, IN Storm 3/23/12

Guys this is the first major storm of the year.  I got some great shots Enjoy

Monday, March 19, 2012

Steelhead Spring Run and some Farm Pond Bass

So WOW.. this is the 5th or 6th day with record warmth here in the NW Indiana.  I have been itching to get out.  Today I was able to get out for a few hours and man was it nice.  I know the spring steelhead run is in full swing but I looks like it all messed up.  Compared to last year the fish were running up little by little each week.  With the warmer temps last week we seen a huge surge.  This week fish are falling back and lots of steelhead have came to the end of road.  One part of the creek looks like a murder scene.  I counted about 12 steelhead on the shores washed up after their spawn.  I seen alot of fish getting ready to do the same.   I dont know if its going to last till end of April.  But we have some storms rolling in and maybe that will bring a new push of fish up.  The Mother SUCKER run is happening also.  I landed over 30 or so on the fly rod today.

Today I went 6 for 8 today on a bunny leech.  Then at a undisclosed location were steelies are not the norm.  I seen about 10 of them jumping into a lake up a dam.  This lake does not hold steelies at all.  I lost one at my feet on a egg pattern.

Well the photos of the day......

Enjoy and Tight Lines


In Bloom already

Steel 1

Steel 2

Steel 3

Steel 4

Steel 4 underwater shot

Steel 2 underwater shot

Farm Pond Bass on the FLY

Farm Pond Bass 2 on the FLY

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cleared My Mind

Today I headed to the creek alone.  I tried to get some company but some had plans and others were out of town.  This was my first time out with my new camera and I loved it.  I learned a lot today on the water.  1st don’t take a photo with the sun to the back of you.  2nd make sure you lens is pointing at you and nothing is in the way.  I started my day around 7am and ended it at 3:30pm.  The steelhead run is in its early stages.  Fish are flooding into certain parts of the creeks and starting to fight and dig redds.  The males are all colored up and showing who the dominate male is behind a female.  It’s hard to fish when it’s amazing to watch. 
Today I walked a spot I never take anyone and It’s a hike.  In about 200 yards counted almost 20 pairs of fish and countless males fighting.   The fly of choice was a white bunny leech with a 6.3mm pink bead. 
I hope you all enjoy the photos with my new camera and my outing.

Tight Lines Everyone
Fish on the Move

Fish Fish

Fish Chill'n

This BAD BOY was a fight he would not stay clean for me

I had to add major fill light for this to turn out.. NEVER shoot with the sun to the back of you

My Camera focused on the twig not ME FML!!

All to myself

I see a Deer

The Deer let me get within 50ft of her

This is a pair of fish fighting

Monday, March 5, 2012

New Camera and New Toys

Today my new camera arrived.  I tested it out and it takes fast photos and the pictures are pretty amazing.  While out shopping tonight I seen this at bass pro.  This fly tying bench is pretty sturdy.  I am pretty excited to start tying while on the couch.  I also started to move in to my new organizer.

Here are some photos with my new camera of my bench.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Ice Cold Coho Trip

After seeing many posts from Captain Ralph Steiger it made me wanted to fish so bad.  2 of my Buddies Mike Goode and Chis Stolarski deiced to head out with him.  Reports from Captain Ralph was the fishing was hot!!  We all planned to meet up at 5am or so and to be at the marina around 5:30am.  We all arrived and took a walk to the boat launch and WTF it was a sheet of thin Ice.

We watched Ralph back his boat in and break up some ice then it felt like Titanic heading out to open water.  Once we got out there we took off and it was game on.  Once we arrived at our location we were fishing Ralph went over how to fish this area.  1st off its was windy as heck then I havent picked up spinning gear in a year or so.  We were fishing light line and a small jig tipped with squid and a white twisters.  We started casting and Mike landed the 1st fish.  Then it was one after another all day till finally the bite stopped.

We tried some other spots but it was very windy out and hard for Ralph to keep the boat in one area.  We ended up with out limit and a very fun day.

If anyone is interested in heading out I would urge you to book a trip with Ralph.  He is the coolest guy and so funny.