Friday, November 28, 2014

The Big Ones

I've been having a fantastic big fish year. And it isn't over yet, so this post may be a little early. I may pull something impressive out of the dark, icy waters at the last moment like I did last year. But in case I don't here are 2014's Hawg Johnson highlights:
Brown Bullhead, 17 inches, caught on an Edson Tiger
Wild Tiger Trout, 12 inches. Took a March Brown
Holdover Brooky, 13 inches, sipper of an Ausable Wulff
Rainbow, 18 inches, caught on a bead eyed mono body nymph.
Common Carp, 12 pounds, vacuumed up a modified woolly bugger.
Brown Trout, 30 inches on the nose. Caught on a articulated bluegill streamer.
Common Carp, 14 ponds, also took the modified bugger.
Twenty pound, backing and dragon nymph caught common.
Smallmouth Bass, 23 inches, chomped a dragonfly stripper nymph.
Foot long, fat Maryland Chub. Chomped a small deer hair popper.
12 Inch Native Brooky, attacked a Pine Special
Fish of a lifetime in these parts, on a sedgehammer caddis.
Another 12 inch male Speck on the Pine Special.
And another on a soft hackle.
Color!
Jumbo Perch (14 inches) on a bass bugger.
15 inches of wild Brown Trout, on the soft hackle Hairs Ear.
11 inches of raging male native on an Edson Tiger.

6 comments:

  1. You have done very well this year. I sure am proud of your fishing accomplishments. All of your great flies, beautiful fish, descriptive experiences and very good photos should be published.
    Fish on...

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    1. Thank you. Of course that is why they are here, this is about the best way for me to be publishing regularly.

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  2. Holy shit! Those are some fantastic fish man. Well done.

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    1. Thank you! It was a fantastically good run.

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