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Bob Stephens
Mar 12, 2021
In Fishing Reports
Had a great day on the Yakima yesterday. My old friend Jim and I floated from Red's to Roza with Craig, a guide from Red's Fly Shop. Craig was an awesome guide. We hit the water about 10:30am and used a two fly nymph setup. Both rigs had a small beaded worm fly below a larger weighted nymph under a indicator (ok it looked like a bobber). My weighted nymph was a size 10 March Brown thing. We fished some slow deep holes and caught a number of large 14"-18" fish. Lot's of mending to get good deep drifts. Most fish took the worm but my biggest fish in the morning took the March Brown. Here is a pic of the first fish of the day: The big fish measured 20 1/2 inches on the guides official scale. After a great streamside lunch, we switched to Skwala dry patterns. I fished a #10 Royal Chubby Chernobyl. We again focused on slower deeper water and caught a bunch of nice fish. There were a number of adult Skwalas on the water and rising fish. The last hour between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm was the best dry fly fishing with a couple of doubles during that time. I lost count of the # of fish I caught. Beautiful weather and beautiful fish.
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Bob Stephens
Nov 27, 2020
In Classes and Such
I just watched a great fly fishing documentary about fishing in the Catskills with emphasis on the people who make it great - guides, fly shop owners, fly tyers, etc. If you have an Amazon Prime account you can watch it free - Watch Land Of Little Rivers | Prime Video (amazon.com). If you don't have a Prime account check out Land of Little Rivers – A documentary fly fishing film for other options. Bob
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Bob Stephens
Jun 25, 2020
In Let's Go Fishing
My old fishing partner and his son want to fish the St. Joe in Idaho. Neither of us have fished it before. Can anyone tell us: What's the best time of year to fish and do you prefer the lower, or upper river (it's a really long river, and we've heard that the mid section isn't fishable/accessable)? Thanks, and I hope everyone is having a good year fishing. Bob Stephens
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Bob Stephens
Jul 29, 2019
In Fishing Reports
Being new to the club and especially new to fishing for salmon from the beach, how does the morning fishing before the picnic work? What time do you show up? Where do you fish? What flies? Bob
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Bob Stephens
May 03, 2019
In Fishing Reports
Went down to Possesion Point State Park today about 11:00am. Low tide was 1.82ft at 10:35am. I had not fished on an incoming tide and wanted to see what it looked like even though I have been told it fishes better on an outgoing tide. First, the wind was blowing from the south at 15-20 knots which made casting interesting. I could not find any obvious rips but since I am a newb I may have missed them but I doubt it. I saw a couple of fish jump and caught one about 6 inches long around 12:30pm. The worst of it was the seaweed. It was everywhere and about every second cast I had to clear my hook or line. Anyway, this probably is not new news to the old timers but I thought I would post for the newbs who are new to the salt. Regardless it was a good day as "God will not subtract from man's allotted time the hours spent in fishing."
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Bob Stephens
Apr 26, 2019
In Fishing Reports
I went down to Possesion State Park this morning about 30 minutes after high tide and after 20 minutes of fishing I landed an 18" searun. I would have pictures but my phone was in a plastic bag to keep it out of the salt and the camera would not cooperate. I was fishing the little white fly that Clarence showed at the last meeting. I also LDR'd another fish. Saw 3 fishing jumping while I was there I keep hitting the same beach so I can study the tides and such. This beach fishing is new to me but lots of fun and great scenery.
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