Sunday, November 27, 2011

Late-Season Bronze

Got a grab from a late-season smallie while swinging an olive strip leech. The warm weather has brought water temps in the low 50's during the day, plenty warm for smallmouth to stay active. Not the target species on this day, but welcome any time.

Workin' Off The Turkey

Did a little post-Turkey Day river walking with a couple of my neighbors. Didn't find the pack of chromers we hoped for, but managed to get a few nice fish checking out some new water. Here Mr. V goes mano a mano with good-sized Chagrin River buck that grabbed a pink egg. The fish was successfully landed and released.

Friday, November 18, 2011

They Now Call Me Lefty.......

OK, we've all been there, grabbing gear in a dark garage and packing it in the car for a 5:00 AM departure to the river the next morning. But when you get there something isn't quite right when you go to wader up. Damn shoe isn't fitting right. Upon closer inspection, this is what you see. Your buds get a big laugh and you get a sore right toe, plus end up walking around in circles all day.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

All Smiles!

Capt. Austin Aducci wrapped up his season on the south end of Lake MI and the Kankakee River in Illinois and headed east to sample some Lake Erie steelhead. He was able to team up with Fishdog friend, Jeff Liskay, for some clear water fishing on PA's Elk Creek. Austin and Jeff found fish willing to grab black stone nymphs fished in fast water pockets. Looks like the guys were having a little fun!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Helping Hand!

Canadian fly gal, April Vokey, gives a quick fly tying lesson after her presentation at last Saturday's Fly the Alley event. Bringing beginners into fly fishing, especially young beginners, was a goal of the event and a number of youngsters were there with their parents. As with all outdoor activities, youth particpation is critical for them to continue. Positive role models are important to attract young folks. April is a great role model and ambassador of the sport to beginners and experts alike.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fly the Alley this Saturday!

Just a reminder that the Fly the Alley event will be at the Geneva State Park Lodge in Geneva, OH, this Saturday, November 12, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The best things about NE Ohio will be featured at the event- fly fishing for steelhead and Ohio wines! Very special guest April Vokey, will be joined by local experts- Jeff Liskay, Greg Senyo, and Will Turek, giving presentations on fly fishing for steelhead. There will be gear to check out and wine to taste, with products for sale by top local vendors and wineries!