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C And R Opener At Roaring River


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So great to see old faces and new today at the annual opener. Thanks to Chef's Steve and Bob for the delicious camp stove biscuits and gravy and the hot dog lunch. The fish even cooperated today. I didn't see many large fish, but did see plenty of fish caught. A little rain actually seemed to turn the fish on and the catching slowed for me after lunch. I really look forward to this each year, seeing friends and general camaraderie a chance to get away.

Terry B and I think he said it was a "20 inch" bow....hahaha

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It was good meeting some of you and seeing all of you yesterday. Breakfast was GREAT as was lunch. And the fishing made it all even better. I took about 15 or so to hand. Yep Dano... you're right... That fish went 20... (uh... centimeters...) My fish of the day went 41... cm... or about 16 inches. After the first cast of the day, I was wishing I had my fly box that I lost with some cracklebacks in it... I'm thinking they would have been killer. But didn't see anyone fishing them.

We did discover a phenomenon... The fish in the picture was deemed a "walking rainbow trout"... He had an SJW in his tail that I wanted to remove for him... (no, I didn't foul hook him... he already had the fly in his tail.) He resisted my efforts by jumping out of my hands and "walking" (wiggling) his way up the bank with me in hot pursuit...

I hated he did this and he did swim away seemingly no worse for the wear. I hope another gets to catch him later.

TIGHT LINES, YA'LL

 

"There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process." - Paul O’Neil

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I had a great time. The food was great and much appreciated. There were a lot of fish in the river, but I only saw a few big enough to be considered lunkers. This is my best fish for the day. Olive leeches caught most of my fish.

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If fishing was easy it would be called catching.

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Glad to see there was a good OAF turnout. I fished right next to you guys in the hole just above the bridge in Zone 1 but it didn't click who it was till I seen Buzz and Chief shortly afterwards. Sorry I didnt come say Hi to you guys, Dan and Terry. I was going to come down for the biscuits and gravy but didnt get to the park till 7:45.

I was let down by the lack of true "lunkers" in the river like the rest of us. I hooked 3 rainbows that mighta been in the 4lb range but broke 1 off and the others were LDRs. Caught a ton of fish but no BIG fish, just a couple of the 1-2 lb "footballs".

Chance

...I'm haunted in my dreams of waters I have yet to fish and trout I have yet to catch...

Chasing the Dream...

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The stupid fish were very ready to bite, they were just SMALL. I was actually surprised that I didn't see any Parr marks on some of the fish that I caught. :lol:

It was good seeing you again Chance, sorry I didn't recognize you. It must be the old timers disease. :angry:

I'm looking forward to next year. I hope just they put a few more big fish in.

If fishing was easy it would be called catching.

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buzz, you know that one didn't count cause Chief and I didn't validate it! lol I truely had a great time.

"you can always beat the keeper, but you can never beat the post"

There are only three things in life that are certain : death, taxes, and the wind blowing at Capps Creek!

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WOW, It looks like I was looking right at the camera. But I never knew you even had a camera.

I had a great time. I actually spent more time there than I had planned on.

It was great seeing everone again. And seeing some new faces. It was a honor to meet you Terry. We may not agree on some things but I think you are fine upstanding gentleman.

I concur Ollie, I cry foul too. I think that was a pic of one I caught in Hickory a few week ago. :ninja::ninja::ninja:

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You too, Chief... And that's what makes the world go 'round... If we were all the same, what fun would that be? Of course, if everyone were like ME we'd all be better off... :goodjob:

TIGHT LINES, YA'LL

 

"There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process." - Paul O’Neil

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