Tuesday, October 18, 2011

20 Mile

Hit 20 mile at daybreak. The water had pretty good flow and color to it. Lots of guys out considering it was a tuesday. Got a few fish very early on pink nuke eggs then missed one smaller one later in the day on the same. Also threw stoneflies and sucker spawn with little interest from the fish. When I drove back home at 12:30 there was 9 cars parked at 7 mile. I didn't even think there was that many places to fish it, maybe I will go down tomorrow and see what is going on. I can't even imagine enough fish in it for 9 cars worth of fishermen.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Lower Elk

Fished elk this morning starting at the legion parking lot and working my way upstream to the posted property. Picked up a couple fish early on small nuclear eggs. Walked back to the lot and then downstream for quite some distance. The water was extremely low and clear, ankle deep on most of the flat spots between slower holes. Pods of fish were present in a few places but with considerable distance between sightings at times especially upstream. If I were going back to elk tomorrow I think I would look further upstream or in the borough park but I think I will be staying on the mile streams in the morning tomorrow.

I also got to use my new tripod for the first time. Picked up a gorilla grip tripod from walmart. It has plastic bendable legs that seem well suited for getting wet or dirty from time to time while providing a quick rest for the varied terrain along the creeks. Gotta work on my aim a bit as you can see from the second picture though.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

20 Mile

Fished 20 mile from daylight till about 11:30am. Saw lots of fish in the water but had more trouble than I would have expected getting them to hit. The water has a decent amount of flow and color to it now that it quit raining. I would say it is still on the high side but definitely fishable. Picked up fish on pink glo bugs and had hook ups on other pink patterns like sucker spawn and crystal meth. Saw a few fish going over the falls near the middle road access.