We picked a really great time to come over. High water out the butt. Came anyway. We got to the house as soon as the owner would let us in. That gave me about 1 1/2 hours of wade-able water. Got ridge and down to the edge of the property. Not a bottom I wanted to wade. I remembered a friend and the ropeI cast from the edge. Slow nymphed. That was the ticket caught fish. Good sized fish.
The water finally broke up that party. Noticed some school of big carp and we know I have no self respect when it comes to fishing a fly. Went and got the streamer rod. Rigged a streamer and a egg. The carp fancied it. Dang hard fish in high water. Fish between 10-20 lbs. I couldn't get a good spot to land them. No really good pics except for this guy resting after the battle.
Now you know your messed up when you are carp fishing in a world class trout stream and sort of pissed this guy out run a hugh carp for the fly.
Caught several nice trout while the carp thing was happening
The generation schedule sucked again today. I had about two hours before bottom dropped out and the flow killed wading altogether. From light enough to see the indicator till flow the bite was really great along the grass edges. Here's a few pics.
The carp were a little harder today. Clouds made sight fishing tough. Got two to leader. No good place to get a pic without falling up to my a$$ in the mud. Got a few bites I never saw. All in all a pretty good day.
Saw a brown across the river free jump. That was the biggest brown. Dang maybe another day.