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October 14 fishing report

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4 units running this morning and just blowing down the pipe.  We were drifting crawlers from Fall Creek down and the drift speed was 2.7 mph thru Trout Hollow.  Bite was unreal with quality bows coming to the boat in lots of doubles.

Guides Rick Lisek and Steve Dicky were catching them aplenty on the pink worm.  10' of tippet below the strike indicator with one BB  100 oz. jig head on the worm.

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57 minutes ago, Bill Babler said:

4 units running this morning and just blowing down the pipe.  We were drifting crawlers from Fall Creek down and the drift speed was 2.7 mph thru Trout Hollow.  Bite was unreal with quality bows coming to the boat in lots of doubles.

Guides Rick Lisek and Steve Dicky were catching them aplenty on the pink worm.  10' of tippet below the strike indicator with one BB  100 oz. jig head on the worm.

4 units - but not 4 FULL units.  They're running each one of them at less than half capacity.

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Don't know the capacity, but very seldom do you see the buoys at Fall Creek completely submerged but they were yesterday and 2.7 mph as the late Hark Stram said is, " matriculating"  right on down the lake.

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Must have been a small trout tournament out of Cooper Creek launch facility yesterday as when I got there the parking was very limited.  Looked like about 20  teams.  Picked up at Lilleys two very good fly fishermen and we started at Andy's with a slight flow.  I had about 9' of 5X on with a beaded Y2K in size 14 on top and a beaded size 16 scud on the bottom.  First two drifts thru Fall Creek were crazy and then the water hit in volume.  Man it was just churning.  Duane was up there and said the water  is just flat out flying.

Bite really slowed for us when that volume hit.  I deepend up to 12' of 5X and increased the fly size to  12's on both and put on one BB and we could catch usually 1 or 2 and miss that many on each drift.   Just like Duane the best bite was on the golf course reef the lower reef and the hump in front of Fall Creek.

At one point there were 5 boats anchored in that narrow channel from Fall Creek clear across blocking the channel and that is just not good.  When the water hit hard they were gone as I'm thinking their anchors would not hold.

Fishing remains to be stellar with lots of quality. I'm having a hard time getting my pictures to post as I'm getting error messages from my computer for some reason but when I get it working I'll stick up some beautiful bows.

Backing up to my Friday trip, my clients out of Lilleys were keeping trout so we fished below the restricted zone using crawlers.  The fish i cleaned were totally chocked full of size 10 to size 18 scuds and I mean their stomachs were packed and their mouth and throats were full.  Unreal how they would  still bite a crawler.  Message is there are lots of scuds from Fall Creek down.  One day last week we were catch and releasing on pretty strong generation and the clients were dragging a size 14 Y2K and a size 14 scud on drift rigs using 3/16 oz. wt.  We caught fish from the dam clear to Lilleys on this method,  I only made 3 drifts in 4 hrs. to catch and release dozens of very nice fish.

Good Luck

 

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