went Birthday fishing today

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  1. Tracy Lauricella

    Tracy Lauricella Active Member

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    I spent my birthday today on a local hatchery-stocked lake, fishing with my wife from our canoe.

    We got on the water around 12:30 or so, since we both felt like sleeping in this morning. Unfortunately, there was very little activity for most of the day; I caught a 11.5" smallmouth while trolling a hale-bopp mohair leech, but that was about it other than a couple small trout in the late afternoon that my wife caught and released.

    About 6:30 though, the lake came alive with fish jumping all over, striking at emerging insects. It was like someone flipped a switch and all the fish woke up. Using an Adams dry fly, I caught and released 3 small cutthroat, then caught & kept a 12" cutt and a beautiful 17.5" cutt. Catching fish on a dry fly on stillwater is always fun, but when they're big cutthroat, even more so.

    Definitely a great way to spend my birthday.
     
  2. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Nice! Happy B-day!
     
  3. fodf

    fodf Team Umiak

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    Happy Birthday. Nice way to celebrate.
     
  4. Islander

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    Way to go....now that's a Happy Birthday.
     
  5. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

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    Nice way to celebrate, way to go! Happy Birthday
     
  6. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Great birthday, sleeping in late and fishing. I like that plan.
     
  7. Gary Thompson

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    And big Happy Birthday to you.
    great report.
     

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