|Chul's Monster But There Are Bigger Ones Out There|
|Typical Sized Fish For Here|
Saturday morning I woke and drove to Chul's and we headed out for the hour and half or so drive to the mountains. Its such a pain to get here from where we live that I rarely fish here as much as would like especially since gas prices are what they are now but big fish live here. I have personally witnessed a 18 inch fish spook out of the undercuts and have seen some photos of 20 inchers on the internet. That is unreal for Southern California where a 10 inch wild trout would be considered a trophy. We managed to reach our destination to find out that the second gate was closed and so we had to make a short hike to the water. Once we made it to the trail we saw one fly fisherman rigging up on stream. Our plan was to get in deep hiking on the trail til we found a decent entry point to hit the water.
|Viola. Edible Flower With A Sweet Flavor|
We continued, excited about seeing a beast while looking for another. The fishing continued to be great and while we were catching several fish in the 8 to 10 inch range we were still on the look out for the pigs. Although I considered fishing nymphs before this outing I decided to keep my intrgrity intact and stay with dries. I refuse to fish subsurface on our local waters. Simply refuse. Chul rigged up a dropper on his stimulator. We found a deep pool and I began fishing the mouth. I landed several good fish while Chul spotted me on the ledge of a granite boulder. With a good vantage point he spotted two pigs in the submerged structure below. After my fly cooled down I told him to fish his set up. In no time Chul had one of those pigs on his dry. It was a bit comical trying to see him land this fish that refused to give up or even to let him take a photo of it. Once he finally got his fish and picture we moved on.
|My Best Fish of the Day|
|Another Respectable Fish For SoCal|