Monday, June 9, 2008

Fly club outing

Hey friends,

Had a good turnout for the Mid South Fly Fishers outing this past weekend. Some folks fished on Norfork because they turned the water off. Others fished here catching bass & trout. Read the testimony of "high water" fishing at Riley's.
Hi Rileys - see attached pic of the brown I caught at the top of Smith Island Friday afternoon. We beached the boat and "waded" with 7 units running - really more like walking the island - I was standing in ankle deep still backwater when I caught it.

Not the fattest fish ever, but I think he was right at 20 inches. Caught him on an olive wooly bugger fished on a sink tip. Interesting thing was i had just caught a nice smallmouth on the same woolly just about 30 minutes earlier upriver on the Buffalo. Didn't even need to change flies! Caught a few more rainbows there also.

Can you send the pics that Miles took on our trip Thursday & Friday morning? I know David caught some really nice bass. We'll send you the rest of our smallmouth pics too.

Thanks again for a great weekend, and we'll see you soon!

-Bruce Miller & David Chipman
Well that should tell you that the fishing has been good here even with the water levels being higher than the last couple of years. The bass bite has also been great (the swimmin holes ain't too shabby either!!!)
We ended the groups trip with a pig cookout. Poor guy was dee-lish! Nothing better than smoked meat with all the trimmings while sitting on the riverbank. Thanks to all who attended and hope we can entertain the group again in the future.
Until next post
"hog smokin Mountain Momma"
P.S. Keep us in prayer for "big fish" this week. We have another Catch a dream child that arrived today and we are looking forward to helping in his dream of a trophy. Will post about that in the next few days. If you don't know about Catch a dream, look over their website