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Saturday, November 08, 2014

Tough Go On The Blue River... Only Two This Round

Made it to the Blue River today. Trout Derby was ongoing and lots of folks fishing. Overall, the bite was tough but did see a few fishermen limit out. Also, saw one fisherman catch a Bruiser and another fisherman hook a Bruiser but lost it while landing it!

Started the morning fishing a Near Deere under an indicator. Had two strikes and misses, and then the bite slowed. Kept at it for a while, then started checking out different places on the river before settling in by the Island.

After changing fishing flies multiple times, settled on a tandem rigged Near Deere and Bead Head Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Nymph (GRHEN). Had a strike and a solid hook set. First Trout this round! The Trout looked foul hooked because the Near Deere was embedded in the body but once in hand, it was clear the Trout had struck the GRHEN.

Kept fishing with several more missed strikes. Then, decided to checkout the pockets along one stretch were the Bruisers typically lurk. Sure enough, saw several with a couple that were close enough to get some video!

Hoping for one more Trout, decided to give it "one more cast" by Hughes Crossing. After more than one cast, managed one more Trout and a little Perch!  Fun stuff....

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