Established January 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

South For The Winter

JANUARY 13, 2009

Today my cousin Chris Mitchell and I headed to the southern most county in WV to search for some wild rainbows and browns. We werent dissapointed nor did we have any problem finding fish. I started out with a size 8 olive wooly bugger with a copper beadhead and Chris decided to fish a similar wooly bugger. Neither one of us changed our flies all day. We stayed in the upper reaches of this creek today opting to fish the smaller water and look for the low flows. Chris brought 6 fish to hand and finished the day with 12. The fish of the day went to a chunky brown in the 14'' range.

Friday, January 2, 2009

A Cold Start to '09

JANUARY 2, 2009
I started 2009 off with what to some people may be a slow start. Accompanied by my 2 cousins Chris and Jason Mitchell, we headed for the headwaters of one of the longest rivers in WV and found ourselves in the wilds of Pocahontas County. We arrived to a halfway sunny day and a bit of a chill in the air. The water was a little on the low side but it was gin clear and beautiful. I strung up the 7 weight as I prepared to sling some big meaty streamers in search for a big brown. Chris and Jason were going to nymph fish and hopefull try and move a few fish as well. While we didn't move many fish we did see more than enough to make us want to make another trip when its a bit warmer. About halfway through the day, I hooked and landed one of the most beautiful wild Brown Trout that I have ever caught. I didnt pull the tape out but this fish was a solid 16inches. It made my day and my trip. As the day turned into evening, we heaed for the truck with not another fish landed and only 1 more hooked.