View Full Version : Another Day on the "A"

07-08-2005, 06:16 PM
Met up with Master Lee and Thom today and fished a few spots up and down the American. Let's keep this short, it kinda stunk :!: We did get a few shad 'but not a whole lot going on where we fished. (Weather A+) (Fishing D) (Company A+) Good Day :D

Here are a few memories.

Thom and I getting a game plan together.


Thom with his first Shad :D


David couldn't decide to fish upstream or downstream so he did BOTH 8)


Here's one David got that faught it's ASS off :shock:


Adam Grace
07-08-2005, 06:25 PM
Check out the butt on that shad. Too boney for me :lol:

Nice pictures of some of our board regulars.

David, you're a crazy guy :twisted:

07-08-2005, 06:29 PM
Man, David stripped that last one in with his TEETH, what an ANIMAL! I have much to learn. . . . :lol:

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun regardless. :D What weight rods were you guys using? And lines?

07-08-2005, 08:28 PM
I'll add some info to Mike's report...I brought all my gear with me today, not knowing what the Dynamic Duo had up their collective sleeves. David had me on my 6 wt with a sinking line(which will eventually get replaced because it sucks :!: ) I caught my shad using a Wet Pinky pattern I tied...yes Hairstacker, just like the one you have :twisted:

It was windy all day, however, for someone like me I learned more about the American. David always likes to ask me at the end of the day, "What did you learn, Thom?" Hmmmm, I learned to "focus" on what is in front of me from MSP and if you don't have a poopah in your fly box, GET ONE :!: ...From David, he always will look at what I'm doing and casually offer just enough advice toget me over the "hump."

The shad I caught were my first ever and my first fish ever landed on the American :)

We yucked it up...had some cold ones and scored a good burrito lunch. A good day with a couple of terrific anglers! Plus, Mike landed a sucker but don't tell anyone :roll:

Enjoy! Thom

David Lee
07-08-2005, 10:37 PM
As I sit here rehydrating (due to too much Sun/Beer ...) , I'm struck by several interesting observations ....

Shad , in the morning , can be VERY light biters .

Shad will move up and down (surface to bottom ) in the water - if all you have are fast-sinking lines , you will be 'out of it' .

Fresh Shad are much more fun than stale Shad .

Dead Shad are more than willing to ROCKET off the bottom to impale themselves on a #2 Clouser .

Both Mike and Thom got WAY MORE bites , and more fish to hand , then myself . To their credit , they earned them the hard way ..... they payed attention and worked hard .

Pretty cool stuff .... Thanks , Thom and Mike !!


07-08-2005, 11:09 PM
Hey David,..... After snagging that Shad :shock: , didja bite the tail off accidentally or on purpose.... :?: :?: :P :P :twisted:

07-10-2005, 12:43 PM
I got out on Saturday late and hooked fifteen. I only landed 8 however. The first few were on Wet Pinkies, but the majority were on Chartreuse colored flies. The bite was very late probably didn't pick up until after 8 PM.

David Lee
07-14-2005, 10:43 PM
We're looking at the end of the run now , I think ...

The Shad that are in now , are 'stale' .. hard to get the BIG grab out of .

Please report all of the 30-fish evenings you've been having to prove me wrong ....

Jgoding and I will be at Gothe tomorrow night (Friday , July 15th) , please stop by and say hi if you're out - :idea:

David :mrgreen: