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I had several hours o a swollen river in horrendus weather conditions today.  The wind was gale force, and it drove the rain so hard the drops stung when they hit my face!  Luckily the rain stopped but the wind stayed.

Fishing was very difficult and I thought I was going to blank so when I caught this small chublet I took a picture of it...

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Another couple of trotts through that swim and I had another of those tiddly chub.

I tried a few more spots as I walked down the bank but had no luck.  Last spot on my walk downstream and I hooked a heavy fish, but, it came off after about ten seconds. As I retrieved my float esox tried to eat it !   Each time I retrieved my float the pike attacked it and actually jumped clear of the water as it struck looking like a killer whale in minature!

I decided to walk back up river and beyond my starting point.  As I walked I noticed the river level had droped off about three feet as the tide receeded.  

Anyhow, next swim and fish on...

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I caught fish in all the next spots I fished, no big ones and no "dice", but they all pulled back hard to try and bury themselves in the submerged bankside vegetation.....

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The forum seems pretty void of any fishing reports lately so i'll post mine from yesterday. As predicted the weather was on the warm side but the river was calling so I decided to go and sail the f

Damn site more than i caught ,i popped down the river for a couple of hours ,just as i leant forward to drop the float in the bank slid and down i went. The rivers not deep just waist deep in the

Apologies to those who have heard this before,but in my triploid rainbow era I used greenheart fly rods and these new-fangled split-bamboo rods.. Everyone else used high tech carbon fibre plus vario

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Tigger,

Anywhere near Tegucigalpa? One of my shortcomings in life was not fishing Central America when I had the chance.

What reel do you have coupled up with that newish Browning, I don't recognize it?

Somethi8ng we never have in the Midwest US  (or rarely)is the extremely rapid change in environmental conditions. A drop of three feet would be like going to a different venue entirely.

Phone

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Phone,

The reel is a JW youngs River Specialist, it's a ball race reel, not a bush and pin.  It is a nice reel to use, for me at least.

If you decide to fish central america, gimmi a shout and i'll join you :).

The reason the river rose so fast and then dropped off so quickly is because of the sea.  I fished in the tidal area where the incoming sea pushes back up the river and often it flows back upstream!...until it ebbs, when it all goes still for a few minuites and then it all starts to go back out again.  

it can make for quite tricky conditions and many a shooter/ wildfowler has been drowned when out on the marshes and caught out with the tides.

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My river runs uphill sometimes if the southern Wey has lots of water in it due to heavy rain upstream it hits the point it joins the northern Wey and the river suddenly rises ,just below is the medieval bridge which slows the flow so the only way the water can go is up the northern Wey .If the flow is to much it floods opposite the confluence

Its not a normal thing and only for a short while until the water flow in the north Wey overcomes it but fishing a stream which suddenly goes backwards startling lol

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Tigger, I thought you said that's where you were fishing?  Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras. You said the weather was HONDURAS

I have very little experience carp fishing tidal waters. I'm about 1200 miles from the nearest tide. However, I will say the healthiest largest strongest carp I have ever encountered were from tidal water. My problem was, with little familiarity my watercraft skills sucked (technical term) and had to rely on fellow anglers.

It never ceases to amaze me how important watercraft is and how little credit it gets for successful outings.

Wouldn't that make your reel a fly fishing reel? - - - - Fluff chucking are we?

Phone

 

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Phone,

They were chub in the last fishing post....not carp, or "dice"....no "dice" or carp were caught lol.

I think your pulling my leg maybe :).

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Tigger,

ME? PULL YOUR LEG - - Some, but I Really was a carp fisherman. They are what I KNOW (knew) most about.

If I had a chance to take you fishing it  would be a trip to the KLONDIKE. ARTIC grayling abound. The  record, caught in 2008, weighed a hair over five pounds. As a result, these modest fish never draw trophy-fishing mobs, which is fortunate since the best grayling waters and the environments surrounding them are generally fragile as the fish themselves and intolerant of crowding or heavy pressure. We would go in SEPTEMBER hope they have had a couple freezes but the water remains open on the faster streams. I promise as the ice forms on your line a 3 pound fish will give your fancy new reel all it can handle. BUT - if the streams are not in perfect condition lake margins are just as productive. ALASKA is home to 3 million lakes and this region in the mountainous interior has its share. At this time of year each have unique ways of preparing for winter depending on wind, sun, depth - all the regular watercraft stuff to test your angling skills.

Bring a jacket but September is usually the best month.  I'll have some suitable 6' - 7' rods if your stuff doesn't hold up

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Get yer sen' off Ian, yer only here once :fishing:

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17 hours ago, Phone said:

At this time of year each have unique ways of preparing for winter depending on wind, sun, depth - all the regular watercraft stuff to test your angling skills

Phone

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Watercraft has many guises 😁😄

Keith

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Phone, that sounds great, i've alway wanted to fish for those whopping grayling over there!

I had a few hours out today, non stop catching really, unless I was walking to the next spot that is.  At one point I heard a woggy hen sounding off and then it came flapping out of some willows downstream and opposite me.  It then swam "on the double" across the river.  Not far behind it was a otter porpoising after it !

Anyhow, I caught countless " dice " and had to take a couple of pic's of 'em for Phone :)...

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