Dirty water wild browns

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Dirty water wild browns

Post by Drossi » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:02 pm

Got out Saturday 4/20 for some rainy day, small stream wild brown fishing. Went retro with a Fenwick Feralite. Stream conditions were just where I was hoping they'd be, up with some color to the flow.Managed a couple of little browns and was satisfied, then it happened. I got to a nice undercut, flipped a rollcast into it, and out came a beast (for this stream) of a brown to inhale my bugger. I should always expect the unexpected but this startled me. The fish immediately tried to make off for the cut bank and the overhanging brush. I chased and managed to slip down into the hole on my rear end, very graceful. The trout stayed on and I eventually freed her from the snags and got it into the net. My best ever wild NJ brown!
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Re: Dirty water wild browns

Post by Twism86 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:41 pm

That second pic of the undercut bank is MONEY!!! Im sure a few big ones that that bank home! I still havent been out since it warmed up, I gotta change that soon....
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Re: Dirty water wild browns

Post by Drossi » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:08 pm

Twism86 wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:41 pm
That second pic of the undercut bank is MONEY!!! Im sure a few big ones that that bank home! I still havent been out since it warmed up, I gotta change that soon....
I agree.
Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to find out if there was more than one good fish in there. The pool is probably 15' long but I stepped off the ledge and fell into it while trying to get the fish out from under the brush on the far side! :oops: I'll just have to wait for the next rain event and give it another whirl.
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Re: Dirty water wild browns

Post by Rusty Spinner » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:58 pm

Love the fish, but the visual of the fight and the slip into the river is priceless. :D

We are planning to do some undercut bank work on TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project. We do it often in Montana on spring creeks. Browns and brookies love it!
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