Saturday, August 1, 2009

Typical Clinch Summer Duldrums......NOT!

Made it out to the river today for the first time in what seems like forever. I didn't really know what to expect, except for no sulfurs to be present. So, I tied up a bunch of midge patterns in an effort to restock my supply before going, and it is a good thing that I did. The fishing was excellent, and the catching was probably the best I have had all year. The fish were in their typical summer lies, but they were very aggressive. And not just the 11 - 12" bows, I am also talking about some of the big boys. I landed 3 that were in the 16 - 17" range, and numerous in the 12 - 15" range. I also had three break me off that I didn't even get a chance to see. It was like I hooked a freight train each time. One of them managed to peel nearly all of my fly line off before I even knew what happened, just to wrap me up in a log jam and break me off. The cool thing is that all 3 of those bruisers came from the same 25 yard section of water. I will be trying that section out again. I will stop talking and share some pics.

First Fish of the day - 11" Bow

Last Fish of the Day - A hefty 16" Brown

I used them today for the first time, so stay tuned for a product review of the Korkers Kling-On soles.


tennswede said...

Sounds like a blast. I haven't fished for two weekends now. I had to do a hike I've been wanting to do for ages. I guess I should have been on the Clinch, lol. Looks like tomorrow is going to be wet. Maybe next weekend.

Travis said...


Next weekend is my anniversary, or I would meet you at the river. The weekend afterward I am hoping to do a Smokies hike and a little fishing near Greenbrier.

Matthew Timbs said...

Sooo.. where's this section again??? :)

Travis said...

Uhhhh..... Upper portion, below the weir dam. Yeah that's it, just below the weir dam... :)

19" Clinch River Brown