ITS FALL FISHING TIME AND ITS GOOD

by Ernie Gulley Fly Fishing
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 FALL IS DEFINITELY IN THE AIR!   COOL MORNINGS DOWN INTO THE LOW 30's, ICE COVERING MY SKEETER BAY BOAT, BOAT DOCKS ICED OVER AND SMITH GLASSES FREEZING THEMSELVES TO MY FACE WHEN RUNNING OUT TO THE FISHING GROUNDS AT OVER 30 MPH

 FISHING HAS BEEN FANTASTIC, AS SHOWN IN A FEW PHOTOS OF GUY DEANER (CALIFORNIA FLY FISHERS UNLIMITED) WHO HAD TWO SPECTACULAR GUIDED DAYS AND HIS BEST FRIEND SAM SEATON WITH OVER 50 FISH TO THE NET!

 WE HAVE BEEN FISHING IN MANY AREAS, NORTH ARM, MCGEE BAY, SANDY POINT, CROOKED CREEK AND LEIGHTON SPRINGS.  DEPTHS WILL VARY DEPENDING ON THE AREA, 3 FEET OUT TO 15 FEET. 

THE BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED ROBIN BOIES JOHNSON (DEEP CREEK FLY FISHERS) FISHING THE CHANNEL IN THE AFTERNOON SESSION 

BEAUTY AND TALENT MAKES MY JOB VERY EASY AND ROBIN DID WELL ON HER GUIDED AFTERNOON TRIP

 

 

 JONATHAN NELSON WITH A BEAUTIFUL CROWLEY SLAM, CUTTHROAT, RAINBOW AND BROWN 

 JONATHAN AND HIS GROUP SUNDAY ENDED WITH 52 FISH TO THE NET IN A HALF DAY TRIP AND 6 COUNT THEM 6 TRIPLE HOOKUPS

 VERY UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL BROWN, LOVE THE SPOTS ON THIS FISH

 THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE TIMES OF THE YEAR TO FISH THE CHANNEL

WITH A LITTLE WIND ON THE WATER, THE FISH COME ALIVE AND CRUISE THE WEED LINES AND THIS IS THE TIME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CRUISING FISH, LOOKING FOR A TASTY PERCH FRY MEAL.

 A MONTH AGO THE WATER WAS 8 FEET HIGHER AND THE WEEDS WERE ALL THE WAY TO THE SURFACE.  NOW THE WATER DROPS, THE WEEDS GATHER UP AND OVERHANG BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY LONG AND CREATE A BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT OVERHANG FOR THE FRY TO TRY TO HIDE UNDER AND THE BIG FISH TO COME IN AND COLLECT THEM UNDER THE EDGES.   I FISH THE EDGES OF THE WEEDS WITH CORTLANDS INDICATOR LINE, CORTLANDS RICKARDS SINK TIP OR CORTLANDS CLEAR INTERMEDIATE 

BELIEVE ME THE TROUT ARE EYE BALLING THE FRY AND YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS PERFECT SITUATION. 

 MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A VERY GOOD REEL WITH AN EXCELLENT DRAG SYSTEM LIKE THE NEW HARDY MTX ULTRALITE 

MY FAVORITE REEL AND THEY HAVE A PHENOMENAL DRAG SYSTEM THAT WILL HANDLE 5X SMOOTHLY ON THESE BIG FISH RUNS THE CROWLEY TROUT WILL GIVE YOU.

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THE NEW HARDY ZEPHRUS ULTRALITE ROD ALSO HELPS TO MAKE LONG, ACCURATE CASTS TO THE AGGRESSIVE SWIRLS WHILE THE TROUT ARE GATHERING AND ATTACKING THE PERCH FRY AND ITS VERY, VERY EXCITING TO WATCH. IT REALLY GETS MY ADRENALINE PUMPING.   I HAVE BEEN FEATURING THE 9'9" 5WT AND FIND THEY ARE JUST AS EFFECTIVE AS MY 10FT HARDY RODS

WITH ONLY 5 WEEKS LEFT IN THE SEASON, ITS TIME TO COME OUT TO CROWLEY AND ENJOY WHAT LOOKS LIKE IS GOING TO BE A FANTASTIC RUN OF FALL FISHING.

 

SEE YOU OUT ON THE WATER, BE SAFE AND KIND TO YOUR FELLOW ANGLERS.  PLEASE RESPECT EVERYONES SPACE AND LETS SHARE THE WATER WE HAVE OUT THERE AND ENJOY OUR ANGLING. 

 

I do love me some "Stillwater" fly fishing…….Ernie