Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Guiding Amy...

A couple of days ago Amy and I decided to explore Whitewater River complex in SE Minnesota. None of us have ever been there, so it was a true exploratory trip. Also, this was Amy's first FF trip this year, so I had to play the guide (something I actually really enjoy doing.) The fishing reports weren't the greatest, since the rivers are fairly low, and the weather conditions were not very spring-like. We decided to go anyways, since any day of fishing is way better than a day spent in the city.

We arrived to the river valley and decided to hit the South Branch first. The water was fairly warm for May, and apart from plentiful cream midges and solitary Light Hendricksons there was not much going on. We concentrated on sporadic riffles and Amy missed a couple of strikes on the small nymph. After walking upstream for a while, without much luck, we decided to change the location.

A short drive away is a beautiful little spring creek, Trout Run Creek-located in the middle of the Whitewater State Park. It was a lunch time, and the strong wind started to blow. It felt more like mid-summer than spring, and the fish were acting accordingly. I did not fish much earlier in the day and after a series of rapid casts with a BH nymph, I finally hooked a nice brown in a shaded riffle. It shot towards the shore and then straight upstream, throwing the hook. We continued upstream, exploring the wooded stretches. On the way back to the car, we located a bunch of smaller fish feeding on the surface, under the rocky wall. Amy deceived a couple of fish with tan coloured Rabbit Foot Emerger. Those were Amy's first trout of the year.

The fishing was just getting better in the afternoon hours, but it was time to go. The area holds some incredible trout water and there will be plenty of chances to get acquainted with it later this year.


Milos Lazarevic said...

Hello Vladan!
It's nice to see that you are changing the way of writing a blog. I guess it will be much more popular when on English :)
Btw, dosao mi je jedan prijatelj iz Nisa u USA - Washington DC. U pitanju je okoreli musicar tako da sam ga uputio na tebe i da mu tvoju email adresu kako bi te pitao neke stvari i uopste se malo raspitao o tehnikama preko bare. Nadam se da nije problem!?
Btw, cestitke za Amy! :)

flyfishingunlimited said...

Hi Laza!

Yep, I decided (in 2007) to start writing in both English and Serbian, so the blog would become bi-lingual.

I think Amy is getting hooked on FF. ;-)

Laki mi je pomenuo pretpostavljam istog prijatelja koji se preselio u USA. Nema problema, pomoci cu koliko mogu.

Thanks for stopping by and regards!

treska said...

hoces da se izlinkamo??

flyfishingunlimited said...

Vazi, link sam postavio.

Pozdrav od Vladana