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06-28-2005, 07:43 PM
Fished the "A" today from 12:00 - 4:00. Hung 20 or so Shad and got 12 or so to hand. A few 18 - 20"es. Nice to see the river back down to a somewhat fishable level. A few Caddis coming off now and then but no activity on the surface. All fish came on a Fox Poopah Emerger or similar fly. Anybody fishing late and notice any 1/2 pounders sucking in any Caddis :?:

This is what I'm looking for :!: :!:


Life is GOOD! The rivers are fishable again!!!!!!!!!

06-28-2005, 07:56 PM
Hey Mike, were all your fish halfpounders today? I was out this morning for shad and used a caddis dropper just in case.......I got 3 out of 15 shad on the caddis the other night and this morning I had 12 shad and a squaw fish. None of them hit the caddis while I had it on today. I was fishing the upper area at Goethe. It wasn't exactly on fire there either time so I'm thinking of going to Upper Sunrise or Sailor Bar next.

06-28-2005, 08:01 PM
I was so wrapped up in the steelhead pic that I transposed it into my reply. I meant "were all your fish shad?".

06-28-2005, 08:14 PM
Yea they were all Shad :cry: I know those other fish are out there somewhere :evil:

06-28-2005, 08:51 PM
Isn't someone getting a little picky. Just kidding! Those half pounders are in there, they are just hidding. Its only a matter of time before you hook up on them again.

Jason Hartwick

Adam Grace
06-29-2005, 01:39 AM
Mike, maybe you should tie up some Shag Carpet Caddis. Maybe the original patterns have caught too many fish? :lol:

Glad to hear that you and others are finally catching some shad.