A Rather Grim(e) Report...

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by FLYRODR, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. FLYRODR

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    Just wanted to take a minute to let everyone know that I had one of those "days..." Was on the water at Grimes by 10am yesterday. Huge fish slurping everywhere on blue damsels. Did I have my blue damsels? No... I threw everything else at them with absolutely no luck, not even a take.

    The weather was beautiful, the water conditions great, and even was entertained by an FA-18 Hornet that kept passing low overhead.
     
  2. Jack Murphy

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    Speaking of damsels...does anyone have a pattern they would like to share?
     
  3. Trout Master

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    what was the water temp?
     
  4. colton rogers

    colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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    well at least you got out :D
     
  5. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    I'm betting Grimes was pretty warm, if I'm thinking of the same Grimes lake you are.
     
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    For me, sometimes big fish so... big flies. I've always had luck off a certain point with dark, meaty olive/dark green flies off the bottom. One of the best days there was dead calm, 90 degrees and high sun...you'd never think they'd be so aggressive.
     
  7. Jay Burman

    Jay Burman Experienced Ne'r do well and Layabout.

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    RU referring to the Grimes Lake in Douglas County? I thought it was closed in summer.
     
  8. FLYRODR

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    I was reading 72 degrees at the top but am certain it was much cooler down below. I was throwing everything at them in every way including dredging with large olive leeches and buggers. Not one take. I believe the lake closes at the end of this month. As far as patterns go, I've got some extended foam body ones with mono eyes, black crystal flash for legs, and cellophane wings... which were sitting at home on my tying bench.

    Between my partner and I, it was one fish for 11 hours of fishing and I consider us pretty competent "chuck-and-duckers..."
     
  9. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Aren't there Lahotan's in there?
     
  10. FLYRODR

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    Yes, there are Lahontans everywhere in that lake, including some that were two feet in length. The problem this day was their being finicky. Adult damsels and only damsels.
     
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    Summer is the ONLY time it is open.
     

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