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White River On Fire! 30 Brown Trout Morning!

I know it sounds fishy but when you’ve got three fisherman with you who can FISH it’s a whole heck of a lot easier.  We got an early start and were in the boat before 7:30 headed to the “spot”. We rigged up with pheasant tails #16’s and #14’s and the catching began.  It was getting tough trying to keep count so I took out my iPhone and opened up the note pad app and began punching in numbers and the times.  Wayne was the first one with a fish on and coach was soon behind him with number two.  The catching was so good those two even had a couple of doubles before 9:00 A.M.  By 9:38 we hit the 20 brown trout mark and then it took three hours to catch another 10 fish and at 12:26 we hit brown trout number 30

Coach seen to the right couldn’t do anything wrong on this morning and hammered this chute so hard it was screaming uncle by noon and by then the catching was slowing down at a rapid rate.  We could see the fish in front of us and there were hundreds of them with few rainbows to get in the way.

Memorial day weekend took care of that problem with hundreds of rainbows in the process of aquiring freezer burn from a busy corn chucking weekend of meat hunters taking out the freshly heavily stocked cookie cutter bows put in by the federal and state hatcheries a few days earlier.  So to those folks I offer my thanks as they did us a favor.  We didn’t have many bows getting in our way.

Yesterday Monday I took a gentle man from New Mexico out for 4 hours who was also a pretty good stick and he hooked and landed 7 brown trout.

We started with PT’s and also hooked fish on headless midges, scud and planaria.  Upstream nymphing with cast of 40 and 50 feet on a long leader.

 

If this sounds like your kind of fishing give me a call and we’ll make it happen.  Bring your waders and your cleated boots.

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Stay Fishy My Friends

Jimmy T

 

 

By JimTraylor

I have 25 years experience guiding on the White River and have taught 100's of folks how to fly fish. I welcome newcomers. My casting instruction technique is simple, gentle, easy going and highly productive. All trips are catch and release only.

2 replies on “White River On Fire! 30 Brown Trout Morning!”

It was a very good day. Jimmy T is a fun guy to spend a morning with anyway, but Louis, Wayne and I were glad to get a shot at some big browns. There was lots of laughing and carrying on while landing all of these fish. There were a couple that “only” went 16 or 17 and that provided some laughs when we didn’t take pictures of those “dinks.” We rotated in the top spot several times. We talked about resting it a few times. And by resting, that means the fisherman got to rest his shoulder. You can wear yourself out with what Jimmy T asked us to do — catch 20-inch browns for five hours!

I called it a 20-20 day … 20 browns over 20 inches. It was enough to make your eyes bug out of socket and your shoulders ache for a cortisone shot.

Thanks, Jimmy

Clay Henry

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