Friday, January 25, 2008

The Itch

Yea I'm getting that itch again, that one that feels like it's way downbetween the shoulder blades. It's telling to go up to the river for more trout. Sadly it's going to have to what tell mid march when the boy has spring breack from school. I would like to get at least 4 days in the water and try a couple of differnt spots on the river.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


When I am waist deep in a river casting my flyrod and the trout are hitting on the flies I feel at peace with myself, one with God/nature or whatever you want to call it. Trout are the most beautiful of fish and Rainbows are the most beautiful of trout followed in a very close second by Browns. Fly fishing is like living art or art in motion and when a cast is done right it is pure magic.

NoGo on Trout

The boy and I went trout fishing at some Memphis area stocked lakes yesterday and caught ZERO fish. To be fair, not many people caught any trout. The weather was cold and windy and it was not anything like fishing a river.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Trout in Memphis

I just found out today that Tennessee stocks some lakes in Memphis and the surrounding area with trout durring the winter. I guess the fish die when the water warms up in the spring and summer. Anyway I have been feeling the need to do some more trout fishing lately and I don't want to drive up to the White river, so I give these local stocked trout a try.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


In my last post I stated that we fished Cherokee Lake, it is really names Chickasaw Lake, "my bad" as my son likes to say.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Cherokee Lake

I went fishing with Jim N. at Cherokee Lake yesterday. The weather was partly to mostly cloudy with the temps. in the 60's. I only caught one bass but it was a 3 1/2 pounder. We had a great time out there.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Years.

The old year is dead, long live the new year. I'm on my on rotation at work so its been no fishing for a little while. Let me explain some thing, I work 8 days on and 6 days off starting on a Wednesday and stopping on Wednesday. This coming Sunday I am suppose to go Bass fishing with a friend if the weather is good. It's not all about trout because this is the south and as far as I know there are no trout in the lakes and creeks around here, going up to The rivers in Arkansas are a weekend trip done only a few times a year. Around here it is all about Large Mouth Bass (LMB), Crappie, and Brim (BlueGill) in that order. Bass are fun fish to catch, Crappie I could care less about, and Brim are about the funnest fish on a lightweight rod (3wgt.) that one could every catch. Big Brim that are larger than ones open hand can be had from almost any large lake or pond.