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Fall Mornings on the Water

By October 26, 2014 No Comments

Fall Colors This week I got out on a nearby lake one morning.  The weather was beautiful, the air was crisp, and the water was a looking glass reflecting the brilliant fall-colored leaves.  I strung up my rod and tied on a foam hopper pattern deciding that was a good choice for a fall day.  I could see the shadows of a few big fish cruising weed beds looking for a meal.  After a handful of rejections I decided it was time to switch up what I was throwing.  I tied on a parachute callibaetis hoping that the fish would be more interested in something a bit smaller and sitting lower in the water.  A couple of rejections later I got a take from a big, cruising rainbow.  He exploded out into the lake after the hook set and give me a good fight before I got him netted.  The big, fat rainbow measured out at 22 inches. Big Bow I kept casting to cruising fish and got another take after a few minutes.  This fish ran me into my backing before he came unbuttoned.  I saw a few more fish cruising the weed lines, and after a couple more fat rainbows to the net I decided it was time to call it a morning.  I can’t wait to get back and have another fall morning on the water.  ]]>