Monday, October 31, 2011

Laurel Hill Creek and Indian Creek

Went up on the 23rd, was the third time I went out fly fishing in my life. I've fished Indian creek before with pretty good success with my ultra light, so Will and I figured we should give it a shot. We got there a little before 10 and by the time we fishing it was 10. Made a few casts and then my friend realized he had a leaky wader. So we drove all the way back to Mt. Pleasant Walmart to buy a pair of waders and socks for him. We decided to try Laurel Hill Creek since I have heard many good things about it, and obviously our luck at Indian creek was not looking to good.

We get there, have a well needed bathroom break and head off. The creek is a beautiful creek and has to hold a decent amount of fish. Walked about 1/2 of a mile without any success, so we decided to go back to Indian Creek because we did see a few there. On our way backto the car i spotted a few and decided to make a few casts. Finally managed to hook up with one, fought pretty good, but it was in a decent current so it had that to its advantage. Successfully landed my 4th trout on the fly, I was pretty happy. We left shortly after and went to Indian creek. When we arrived we took a small walk to look for some fish when I realized I had left my fly box at Laurel hill. So we rushed back there to get my fly box before someone picked it up. As we were pulling up I made my friend laugh so hard he spit Gatorade all over his window. He looked at me laughed, and said "F*** it, I'm fishing" and away he went to the creek. I laughed and then ran down the trail to find my fly box. I walked down some ways and there it was, sitting right where I put it. While I was getting my fly box, Will caught one, his first one the fly. We left shortly after this and went back to Indian creek.

I put on a fly I had found earlier that day and started fishing. Within the first few casts I hooked up and lost him when he jumped about a foot out of the water. I caught 2 more and lost a few more too. Will caught one on a little fly I had made that was similar to the one I had found. Will soon got snagged on a log, and my line got tangled with his. Turned out to be a giant mess we could not fix, so we decided to call it quits and head home. Stopped at McDonald's on the way home for a crappy meal, but a filling one. All in all we had a good day, I did realize though that when fly fishing you have to be more aware of your surrounding area, got stuck on so many trees it was ridiculous, stupid back cast.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Weekend Fishing

Went up to Erie this weekend for the One fly fishing event. Fished Saturday from around 830 till 1230, and then went and chatted with the other guys at the event. Had a good time, and had some great food. Went back out for an hour or so after all the activities and food where done, again with out any success. Called it quits when it started getting dark and headed to the hotel.

Sunday we got up and got out fishing around 9 o'clock. We used single salmon eggs the hole day, had between 10 to 15 hits, and 3 or 4 hook ups. We didn't manage to get any in. Around 2 my friends dad decided he wanted to go home, so we packed up and called it quits. Arrived at my friends house around 4 and decided we were going to go to a local trout stream that was stocked the week before. We got there around 430 and I had one on the second cast. Finally got to feel a fish on my line again. Had 2 more on a white jig, my friend will got one. So we decided to try our luck at fly fishing, this is my second time actually fishing. I managed to get three on a black wooly bugger and had a few more on. Will didn't have any success, had one hit his fly, but didn't get it in. We are going back out Sunday for sure to another creek, and possibly Saturday too. Hopefully we will get some pictures this time, and wont leave our camera in the car.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Me and my friend went out fly fishing today. My first time actually fishing, I have practiced casting before, just not on the water. I don't think I did to bad casting, I felt like I was able to place the fly where I wanted it relatively easy. We went to dutch forks, which was just stocked today with trout. We didn't catch one freaking trout. We ended up catching 5 creek chubs, I had one trout follow my bugger in, and my friend had another follow. I know I didn't catch any trout, but I did catch my first fish on the fly. All in all I had a pretty good time fly fishing, hoping to get one Monday when we go back out.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Carp fishing

My brother, my friend and I went to a local lake with hopes of catching a few carp before hunting season got here and we didn't have anymore time to fish. We went out equipped with our ultralights and noodle rods, they always make for a fun time when carp fishing. We got there and within 10 minutes my buddy caught a nice carp.

About 30 or so minutes later, and a dozen or so small bluegill I caught this little carp. Was only out for about an hour, and between us we got 2 carp and a bunch of small bluegill, wasn't the best day, but I cant complain.