Devan S. Posted February 27, 2021 Share Posted February 27, 2021 Launched at Houseman on the 26th approximately 5pm. Immediately went upstream and every single downstream boat said bite was tough. Searched and searched without a sniff until about 8:30pm and packed up and headed downstream. Fished until about 12 am downstream without a sniff. Made a call....going with confidence in a spot and presentation/bait. Let me tell you at 12am the tailwater is an empty place. Its just you, the fish, and lots of tail slapping beavers. Between 1:30-2am the switch was tripped....clouds broke up. Big bright moon and everything came together. 1st fish was a shorty but confirmed my confidence. 2nd fish was a shorty my co-angler caught. Double confirmation. 3rd fish was 23" Brown Trout my co-angler caught. 6.3lbs. Made a slight adjustment in location and the race was on. Figured I finished the night with something along the lines of 10 fish- kept a limit. . Co-angler did not have the same tools as I had and it mattered last night. After my limit was secured, we switched gear but the fog was starting to dim the lights shined from above. He finished with 2 keepers and maybe 5 fish total. Although the 6.3lb brown made up for the lack of numbers. About 4am I caught my personal best brown and inched even closer to my personal goal. 24" and 6.1 lbs. Just barely got beat on big fish of the night by a shorter fatter fish. Loaded the boat about 6am today in pea soup fog after a very long slow boat ride back to the ramp. Tired, sleepy, back achy but will do it all again very soon. Johnsfolly, MarkG52, Quillback and 2 others 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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