Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year

Guess I should make a post about my goals for 2012 and what I achieved this year.

Well this year I got into trout fishing, carp fishing and fly fishing. I used to manly fish for bass but that changed this year. I started fishing for carp on doughball that I had made and did very well. I fished for them with four pound test and they put up some of the best fights I have every felt. I started fishing for trout alot more this year. I was out almost everyday after school fishing for them. I love catching trout and I love the feeling you get when you see them jump completely out of the water. And finally about fly fishing. I have had a fly rod for 2 years now and never took it out to use it, why? I don't know, possibly because I didn't want to get step outside the box. Well I did, and I am very glad I did. I caught some trout and a steelhead on the fly so far, and the steelhead was on a fly I tied.

My fishing goals for last year.
Catch 100 trout. Only caught 78, but I am happy with that.
Start fly fishing. Success
Catch a fish on a fly I tied. Success

My goals for 2012
Catch 150 trout. Need to aim high.
Catch a carp and a bass on the fly rod.
Improve my fly tying abilities, and learn new patterns.
Go to three other states and catch trout for my trout in every state lifetime goal.

A $172 Fish

Took a trip to Erie today with two of my friends. On the way up my friend gets busted for speeding, ended up being a 172 dollar ticket. Took the cop twenty minutes to right the ticket and then we were back on the road, not even going 1 mph over the limit. Got to elk started fishing and didnt catch anything for about 3 hours. Decided to go to 16 mile where we atleast saw some fish last time. Walked up the creek some ways and my friend had one on for a few second. Nothing after that so we started walking back down. My other friend hooks one with a trout magnet but it got off too. To this day I haven't used a fly I tied because I was worried they would be crap. But I decided to tie on one of my white wooly buggers. Casted it out and was bringing it and bam, had one on. 10 seconds later my fly and the fish were gone, tied another one on and last it in the tree. Put my third fly and last fly of this exact same type on and had another one on. Took me under a tree and snapped me off. Well I tied on another white one, little different though and didnt get anything. So we walked further down without any success. On our way out I wanted to cast a few more time into that hole. Ended up hooking another on she took my under the log, but I managed to bring the line under before she could snap me off. She did the several times, but I managed to keep the line from snapping. After what felt like 10 minutes I landed my first steelhead on the fly.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Giveaway from Fly Fishing Frenzy

Figured I'd throw this up here, probably wont win, but hey worth the chance, ya know?

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

An Eagle and A Trout

Saturday morning I woke up sweating. It was the day of my Eagle scout board, I have been in scouts for a while now and finally have done all the requirements to achieve Eagle. I studied the night before and the three hours of extra time before my board, but it seemed like I still wasn't ready. The time came for me to go and get tested, they asked my a lot of opinionated questions, the hardest being why I should be the next Eagle scout. I did well, seeing that its hard to mess up on your own opinion of something. Then they asked me first aid, did well until they asked me the difference between hypo- and hyper- thermia. Well I knew one was to hot and the other to cold, but I had no idea what one was cold and what one was hot. After an hour or so of questions and talking they sent me out of the room to chat among themselves. When they came out they all looked quite serious and it was pretty terrifying to see. The one man then put his hand out and said congratulations. I was so relieved, I had been worrying about this since the day I turned all my paper work in. I was now done, no more badges, no more baords, no more anything, except becoming a Assistant Scoutmaster, I guess we will see how that work out.

Well for a celebration, my two friends and I went up to Erie fishing for steelhead. We left my house around 5:30 and got there around 8:00. We went to a place on Elk Creek and surprisingly there was only about 6 cars when we got there. We got dressed in our gear and headed up the creek. Walked about 1/2 a mile or so up the creek without seeing one fish. We decided to head back down the creek and give another spot a try. We got there and had the spot to ourselves. It was to deep to see fish but I figured there would definitely be a few in there. Started fishing and 5 minutes later I had one on, not sure if I had snagged it out not but it got off anyways. We left after someone came down and started "fly fishing" with about 8 split shot on his line and a big plastic bobber.

I decided we give the East side tribs a try seeing that I have never fished there and would like to see what they are like. We went to 20 mile and didn't see a fish there either, so we decided to try 16 mile. Ended up finding a few fish in some runs of water. Had around 10 hookups between the three of us in about an hour but all got off except one. I caught it and it was around 8 inches, I didn't even see him in the pod of steelhead we were fishing. It was starting to get dark so we decided to leave. Had alot of laughs, shared some funny stories, and got some more funny stories, but it still would have been nice to catch a legal fish.