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Just a dream, just a dream.

Posted on August 30 2023

 Was last Thursday, with olives from 1:30, 'til dark, and big fish up and eating everything, just a dream or was Friday's one fish effort a nightmare? Had to wait four days and I still don't know.

Left Lafayette at 9:00 this morning. Had a pleasant ride down until about five miles west of Deposit I came up behind two small trucks equipped with yellow flashers blocking both lanes and moving along at 15mph. By the first Deposit exit there were dozens of trucks and cars in the parade. Exited, drove through Deposit and got back on 17 at the second Deposit on ramp. Had an empty road all the way to Hancock. Arrived at the Lordville Estate slightly behind schedule and set to work making the bed with clean sheets, (Jean's arriving tomorrow), put away food and clothes, mowed the lawn and at 3:00, set out to fish. At 4:00 I still hadn't seen a single rise. 

The fishing - Fished four places, two on the BK, one on the WB, and one on the BR. In four hours of fishing I never saw a trout rise except to my fly. I rose, as best I can recall, 25. Ten ate my fly and I landed nine of them. The four big rainbows were between 10 and 11. One rainbow and all four browns were less than 10 inches. Weird, just weird. No bugs, no risers and the only fish that came to my fly were yearlings, most of whom refused my offerings. 

The water is cold enough for afternoon iso to be hatching. Am going to look for them tomorrow.     


  • Darryl Bogart: August 30, 2023

    Ever done a book signing at Dette Flies?

  • Black Biat: August 30, 2023

    Here we go again.
    You young Turks miss the rise and take.
    It’s 1959 and Jimmy Clanton is singing this on American Bandstand. A119 would be up off the couch and dancing.

  • Ed Smith: August 30, 2023

    Kudos to Black Boat. I’m 76 and probably saw Jimmy on Bandstand and missed this reference. Maybe I struck to early on a slow riser. Thanks for landing this one

  • Black Boat: August 30, 2023

    Here we go again.
    You young Turks miss the rise and take again.
    It’s 1959 and Jimmy Clantion is singing this on American Bandstand. A 119 would be up off the couch and dancing.

  • Dennis: August 30, 2023

    That’s a great night of blind casting!!!they weren’t big fish but you fooled a bunch. I am checking the flows and hopefully get there today.
    Thanks for the info

  • Ed Smith: August 30, 2023

    Jim D. Thanks for the catch,it didn’t register with me. Micheal Stipe would be proud. Angler119-An usual day without any risers. Wierd. Hope today is better. The USGS shows the Willow way up and unfishable.The BK is ok for now. I’ll check out the WB fand May give it a try tomorrow. How was your granddaughters volleyball? Ed

  • Jim Dygert: August 30, 2023

    Am I seeing a REM fan from reading the title?

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