Sunday, December 26, 2021

Late December 2021

 Xmas Eve.  Flyfished for Goldfish and Koi.

A chartreuse microjig under an indicator caught most of the fish.  A few others were caught on off-white.

Caught 16 Koi (exactly 100 for the year!):

(the fish bottom fish above is a recapture).

(below is 2 sides of the same fish, a recapture...originally caught July 28):

...and caught 8 Goldfish (87 for the year):

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Mid-December 2021

 Took some days off work this week and headed several hours south to do some flyfishing with a friend.  

Rained a good portion of the time, and temperatures ranged from mid-60's to 40 degrees F.
Fished 3 different streams. Caught 11 different species of fish:
-Rainbow Trout
-Brown Trout
-Smallmouth Bass
-Largemouth Bass
-Grass Pickerel
-Northern Rock Bass
-Longear Sunfish
-Green Sunfish
-Creek Chub
-Bleeding Shiner
-Striped Shiner

Striped Shiner and Grass Pickerel were firsts for me. I saw a Palomino/Golden Trout swimming around, but didn't catch it. Saw a few Chain Pickerel...but they usually saw me first and apparently didn't like what they saw. Oddly, I also saw a KOI swim almost right up to me in the river!!

Here's some of the fish/location pics:
Grass Pickerel:

Northern Rock Bass:

Rainbow Trout:

Largemouth Bass:

Creek Chub - Longear Sunfish - Smallmouth Bass:

Striped Shiner:

Bleeding Shiner (one fish, 3 pics of same individual):

Rainbow Trout:

Brown Trout:

Striped Shiners: