Friday, October 3, 2008

October Smallmouth

Under a crisp blue fall skyI enjoyed the opportunity to encounter two smallmouth bass. We met on the lower Rocky River. The small mouth fell for a size 12 pheasant tail nymph, brown. The second one was enthusiastic enough to leap from the water several times before coming to the hand. I was hoping for some steelhead, but the angler cannot be disappointed by an encounter with the bronze-backed, red-eyed fighters.

Rocky River conditions, 90 cfs, 56 degrees. The water had that green tinge that cries out steelhead, but I guess I misunderstood the cry... Lots of anglers out, but no steelies seen. One sucker landed, as well.

The day was supposed to be spent on Elk Creek in Pennsylvania, but as you can see here the god's of rain had other things in mind.

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