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Feltracer

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I am posting the weekend conditions for Montauk. 2 Friend and I went to Montauk this Saturday. Conditions were ideal! The weather was a warm 47 degrees and a little overcast with periods of sunshine. Water was low and ultra clear. I did not take the water temp but I am sure it was in the 50 degree range as my hands did not get cold when they were wet.

We were fishing in the catch and release area and I caught the fish in my photo on a white jig under a white strike indicator drifting depth was about 18". What an experience to catch something that big. I was using a St Croix 5 wt with Cortland 444 lime green line. I had just tied on a 7X tippet on because at that time I was told the fish could see me and they would spook easily. Well I am not sure that they spooked easily but when I had "Moby Trout" on the line, I thought I had a snag. My buddy was guiding me to keep the fish out from underneath the shore as it would break off my line. I struggled to keep him in the current and away from the shore. I thought my wrist or rod was going to break. I managed to keep him straight and away from the shore until help arrived with a net. Man the adrenaline was flowing and I am sure I was grinning from ear to ear. Having said all that, it was a great catch on my third cast with a new Rod!

The rest of the day, I changed several flies out. I had the best luck with a red mercury midge size 16. I mostly fished the Spring Branch and had fairly good luck. Not sure exactly how many I caught but I am sure it was over 18 fish. I caught 6 on the Mercury Midge with the 7X tippet.

I switched to a white Zebra midge size 18 and caught 3 more on that one. I caught several on a tan Scud but my best luck was with the White jig "AKA BENNETT JUNK" as we like to call it. However, I had great luck with it and my buddy caught 15 plus with the white jig that day.

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I was with him and he sure was grinning ear to ear I snapped this photo of him

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" I fish therefore I am"

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" I fish therefore I am"

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All in all a great day, Of course the monmental slab Feltracer got!!!! here is a sampling of the other fish which on any other given day would have been awesome fish for a day at Montauk

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" I fish therefore I am"

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All in all a great day, Of course the monmental slab Feltracer got!!!! here is a sampling of the other fish which on any other given day would have been awesome fish for a day at Montauk

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What we failed to tell everyone is that even if we had not had the day we had catching fish, just being outside and being away from the family for a short period lets you regain your sanity!!!!

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I was down there Sat with my nephew. While we didn't get anything nearly that spectacular, you're right in that it was a gorgeous day to be down there. Congrats on that beautiful beast!

Thanks for the Kind words. It was a day that will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN OR RELIVED!

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Thanks for the great report, felt like I was there. Springfield, IL never rose above freezing this weekend so I was really suprised to read how warm it was at Montauk.

- Charlie

It was a great day and I can honestly say that the Trout God's were in our favor! We lucked out and had a wonderful day with big fish

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