Sunday, April 28, 2013

Clarion Browns On The Surface

     What started as a cold slow morning took a major turn after lunch.  In the heat of this cold day the hendricksons came off heavy for about an hour in the afternoon.  We took advantage of every minute.  My clients Mike and Dave caught some great fish on dry flies.  Looking forward to this week.  Should be some good fishing.

Opening Day Spring Gobbler

     Took my dad out on opening morning where I had been hearing a few birds.  After an uneventful set up on a bird that never gobbled or even acted like it was spring, we connected on this bird 15 minutes later.  This Jake came in on a rope with a buddy and they both were in full strut at 10 yards before Dad took the shot.  Congratulations to dad on only his second ever spring bird.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Clarion River Scouting Mission...Success!

They do not get any more colorful than this.

Had my tripod attached to a tree branch over the water.  It's tough taking pics when you are by yourself.

Pretty brown with a nice copper john stuck to his nose!  Right were we like it.

Nice male with a good hook. 



      A good day of scouting on the Clarion River.  Caught a good number of fish on various beaded nymphs today.  The water is still cold but the fish seemed to be pretty active.  I have some guide trips coming up soon and can not wait to put some clients on these beautiful fish. 
     Finally it looks like we are going to have a normal spring.  Last year at this time it was 80 degrees, water was getting low, and we were already through the hendrickson hatch and starting into caddis.  Hopefully this makes for a longer season on the Clarion this year.