Couldn't take it any longer, finally had a nice day with temps in the 70's and caught up "enough" on rod work where I can take a few hour break so I got out for about 4 hours on the Clinton. Was searching for steelhead but after 6 months of cold & snow I was just fine with anything that wanted to put a bend in the fly rod. Ended up landing a walleye and about a half dozen white suckers that were built like sherman tanks. Real enjoyable day after such a long winter and a good primer for the real steelhead trip to the Au Sable that is coming up before long.
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First fish of 2018 finally
Posted 12 April 2018 - 03:49 PM
Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:16 PM
Sgt.Steve Bell USMC/Ret
Once a Marine,Always a Marine-Semper Fidelis
Posted 12 April 2018 - 05:48 PM
Been a long hard winter man thats for sure. Today is the first nice day we have head since October. Been constantly down in the 30's and even had about 1/2" of snow Tuesday morning. Now it hit 75 today. Supposed to be back into the mid 40's & 50's after tomorrow but the warmer temps are finally starting to come around a bit now.
Posted 12 April 2018 - 06:26 PM
That's a pretty Walleye. Nice suckers, too !!!
Good to see you're "back" ... out of the work "cave".
Barbed hooks rule!
My definition of work: Doing something in which effort exceeds gain.
Ex-Marine ... quondam fidelis
Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:37 PM
Great Steve, doesn't much matter what the first fish of the season are does it, just great to get out finally and to catch something is a bonus ! Supposed to be upper 60's here tomorrow, hoping to get out with that 10ft 4 wt I built from Johnny after the delays settled out. Just hoping the wind stays down is all. Right now is midge and wet fly time here.
Nice catch !
John 7:38 ESV is about "Rivers of Living Water"
Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:47 PM
Pretty water and nice fish. Curious what the suckers hit?
Posted 12 April 2018 - 10:10 PM
They were jumping all over the crystal meth chartreuse sucker spawn flies. Funny thing is I tried the same pattern in both orange and pink and not a single take. Switched back to chartreuse and the suckers were all over it again.