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mrsockeye
04-12-2009, 02:44 PM
Well, I spent the weekend whipping Pyramid's aqua marine waters with my fly rod. *Unfortunately, I'd say that the fishing has actually slowed since last weekend. *Saturday, if you didn't get out for the first light bite, you may not have gotten a bite all day. *I got up late (on accident) and missed it. *I got to the lake at about 7:00 a.m and talked to Chick by the boat ramp. *I told her "I'm too late, and it's already over." *She said, "Really?" *I said yep, "If you're not there about darkish, you might as well just sleep in." *

That said, I had to work hard for my strikes on Saturday. *I fished till about 1 o'clock before I finally got a fish. Hours and hours of mindless casting, and it is at times like that that you wonder if you are ever going to actually catch a fish. *Then, suddenly it happens. *You are stripping the fly in, and bam, fish on! *Patience is the key. *There was a little spurry of action and I personally had like 3 more grabs, and had a nice fish slam it in plain view right in front of my ladder. *I was stripping the fly in, and saw a nice fish following like a cat following a ball of string, when suddenly the fly dissapeared. *I didn't feel anything, but I instictively set the hook... bam fish on... then fish off. *Hmm? *I sat there and watched the fish shake it's head right in front of me for a good 10 seconds. *I can't believe it didn't swim off, it just sat right there violently trying in vain to shake the fly. *The cause? *Bad line. *Don't buy Berkley Big Game! *I lost 6 other flies that day, most of them unexpectedly.
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Patience and determination are the key

Sunday, I got my alarm clock right, and I got into some good fishing. *Actually, it was a fish or slam per cast for about the first 15 minutes. *I wound up hooking like 12 fish, fighting 10 for a few seconds, and ultimately landing 8. *The highlight of the morning was much after sunrise when I was just completing a cast, sitting on my ladder, talking to my neighbor, and suddenly line just takes off out of my hands. *Wow, this is a good fish! *Sure enough, it was a 25-26" 5.5-6 LB buck that put up an awesome fight, and swallowed my hand tied bugger on it's way down.
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Oh yeah, as a side note: I saw the biggest Lahontan Cutthroat I've ever layed eyes on this weekend. There was a 14.5 pounder caught by a boater and I got a look at it... what a toad.

fernley_tim
04-12-2009, 03:05 PM
Nice Mike :) those fish on a flea stick have to be fun 8-)

Captain Compassion
04-12-2009, 03:26 PM
Excellent Mike. Your skills grow. Beautiful pictures. Next week is my week. Hopefully a big guy or two.

CC

hooks
04-12-2009, 03:32 PM
You're on 'em good Mike!! That's a real nice cutt you are holding there.

Can't say the same for me. Fished Tahoe again. Had three fish on and three LDRs. Toplining. All small, didn't even pull out any line. Kept my interest up though.

zhands
04-12-2009, 04:04 PM
Very nice Mike !!!!

You are on fire this year. Great story and pics of gorgeous fish. Love your reports and pics Mike keep them coming.


Z :)

Jetspray
04-12-2009, 08:46 PM
Looks like you put in a good day, and fought with the best either way. Those are good shots of the catch as well.....Jetspray