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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Beautiful Rainbow Trout on the Toccoa DH

Becky and I headed to the Toccoa DH to do some much needed fishing this past weekend. The river was running around 513cfs, but we were able to bear it by wading where we could see the bottom and following the gravel areas. The water temp read 40 degrees F. So we knew the fish were in deep pools with small strike zones. We had to put a minimum of two split shot on our lines to get the flies down to the fish. I used a Y2K with a Fergus trout bug and Beck used a Olive Wooly Bugger with Shell Pink San Juan worm trailer. Both dropper rigs were successful.
We caught several beautifully colored rainbows. Check out the red streak!

A significant Black Caddis hatch occurred while we were on the river. I laughed so hard when Beck inhaled one when she turned to yell downstream at me to let me know she another fish on.

We also noted an occasional black stone fluttering around too. However, most of our fish were mostly interested in streamers and nymphs. We had a great time on the river.

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