It PAYS to have a good Camera and Net Bitch.

22 Jul

Let me preface by saying if anyone has problems with any of my pics let me know and I’ll edit them…..

Murph and I set out Southward Saturday morning to the WV Coal Fields. Our plan was to fish there on Saturday and Sunday, then trek to Eastern TN to float the trout laden tail waters….The latter never panned out due to not having enough boats and our unwillingness to shell out another $100 for a hotel….or sleep in the truck without showering.  The truck had already reeked of beer, cigarettes, and hot foul rancid wetness.

We arrived on the stream later than normal because you would have better success shoving a noodle up a wild cats a$$ then you would getting my wife out of bed before 9 a.m. on a weekend….We got to the stream around 11ish and saw that the stream we intended on fishing was high and muddy, like Dave…..muddy (I’ve got nothing).  So we proceeded to drink a few adult beverages and get geared up…We tried the muddy water selection on the said stream but got no takers. While I was watching Murphy fish downstream and eating a few streamside berries a local yocal came down to the hole I was fishing in with a can of corn and a bucket??!?!  (Andy Griffith Show Music Blaring!!)

Wild Yum Yums

Wild Yum Yum's

I thought to myself, what the he!! is this guy doing. I admit it was a hasty observation because after talking to the guy he turned out to be cool. He was trying to catch some chubs to go to a local lake and chase some catfish. He gave us some good info about a stream over the mountain, turn left, right, left, left, pass some houses on the left, then a row of houses on the right and on the left there is a house and on the right is a low water dam…..that we should try out. So we headed to the said stream (which we have no idea what it was called or if we were in the rite spot) and started to fish. My third cast I landed a nice smallmouth and thought that it was a waste of time. Then Murph stuck a nice healthy wild rainbow….

Wild Wv Rainbow Trout...YEEEE HAWWWW!!!

Wild Wv Rainbow Trout...YEEEE HAWWWW!!!

Show us your PINK BITS LOVE

Show us your PINK BITS LOVE

A few casts later I had a follow by a submarine looking fish…Next cast and BAM!!! The fight was on. I was fishing from the top of a log…The fish kept bull dogging to try and get under the log. I knew if he did I would lose the fish, my tippet, and possibly tear up my line…So I horsed him as much as my 4x tippet would allow. My knot finally faulted. I did leader the fish once and he was in the 22″-25″ range. A big streamlined rainbow. Very intrigued we fished upstream….. We landed around 10 wild bows up stream. All were very spunky and didnt want to come to hand….

More Pink Bits

More Pink Bits

He did catch something.....other than Herpies.

We left the stream thinking we may have just stumbled upon a thriving wild fishery with some hog bows in it?!!?

The next day after a night of debauchery was spent on another wild trout stream. I wont go too much into this day because it was one of the most frustrating days of fishing that I have ever had. If it wasnt for the 40’s of Bud Light and pizza I probably would have thrown my rod down and drowned Murphy. The water was stained and flowing good. I started with nymphs and stuck some nice bows. Murph started with the most god-awful streamer I have ever seen and caught two nice browns right off the bat….

Brown anyone?

Brown anyone?

Yes Ill have some Bee Rown

Yes I'll have some Bee Rown

ME  not  You

ME not You

Bye Bye Brownie

Bye Bye Brownie

Then a 3rd brown…then a 4th…then a 5th……I was playing nice and taking pics for him, but wanting to beat him with the net….Most of his fish were stuck on a white streamer…So I tried a white streamer. NOTHING….I fished in front of him and he caught fish…I fished behind him and he caught fish….It was the strangest thing that day..Here’s the rest of the onslaught of pig browns…..

This Never Gets Old.

This Never Gets Old.

Give me a RICK FLAIR WaOOOO!

Give me a RICK FLAIR WOOOO!

Dont Eyeball me!

Don't Eyeball me!

Stink Eye

Curves Like a Super Model

 
Catch and Release

Catch and Release

I like em Thick and Easy

I like em Thick and Easy

Stink EYE!

Stink EYE!

Leopard Print

Leopard Print

Connect the Dots

Connect the Dots

Salmon Trutta

Salmon Trutta

I will BITE YOU IN THE ASS!!

I will BITE YOU IN THE ASS!!

LEROY BROWN!!!

LEROY BROWN!!!

Fan-Futin-Tastic

Fan-Futin-Tastic What a Fight!

 And his nice bow to boot!?!?!

Wild Wv Rainbow

Wild Wv Rainbow

All in all it was a good weekend. I stuck my fair of good wild fish, but not the big one….And definitely not 5 browns in the 16″-20″ range….I did brush up on my camera skills, because that all I got done…But a kudos to Murph and his ability to land the big one….I guess even a RA-tarded squirrel finds a nut every once in a while ….I need a new hobby….or a drink.

Mitch (Duke303)

We found the Last Dodo Bird....well not the last.

We found the Last Dodo Bird....well not the last.

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