Hammered them on the creek

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The creek fishing was on fire today.Beautiful,crisp morning so I started out with my fly rod and a yellow popper.Managed some small but fun shoal bass on my 4 wt before the sun got up good.
 

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After the sun got up I put the fly rod down and started chunking a lizard,I went thru 3 packs of lizards by the end of my trip......I lost a largemouth that would have went around 7 lbs.:banginghe When I set the hook she came up on her side and I couldn't believe how big she was,she went back down and then exploded out of the water and threw my hook right back at me,i was sick and spent the next 45 minutes trying to get her to bite again,but deep down I knew she wouldn't.A little further down the creek I lost another that would have been pushing 4 lbs:banginghe:banginghe.She wrapped me up around a stick and pulled off....the largemouth bite was very good today!!!
 

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PopPop

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Nothing better than Creek fishing, mine got fished out by otters.
 

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Looks like a great day to me!
 
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Nothing better than Creek fishing, mine got fished out by otters.
That suck PopPop.I'm contemplating going back today and fishing a different stretch,but my old bones are sure aching this morning.
Awesome pics! Especially the deer and turtle!!
It's amazing how close you can get to wildlife in a kayak.
 
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I decided to go yesterday afternoon for a short trip,I paddled for one hour and fished my way back to the truck which took me about two hours.It was a dink fest but I did manage to catch a nice spotted bass,she pulled hard and spun the front end of my kayak around several times as she was digging for the bottom.After spending 8 hours on the creek Friday the three hours yesterday wore me out.I'll be glad when it starts to cool off a bit,some of the best days of the year are yet to come.
 

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DSGB

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Sweet! They can be tough on lizards! Our last trip I caught several on lizards that were missing a leg or two, tail, and even pulled the head off a couple to re-hook them.

Too bad about the big one. I've only caught a handful of LMs in the creek - nothing to write home about.
 

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Any fishing trip when you catch fish is a good one. Looks like it was a great weekend.
 
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Thanks guys I really enjoy the solitude.The only people I saw both days was some teenagers swimming at the bridge.
I saw a ton of water moccasins though.
They was thick.I thought one was gonna try to get on the kayak with me.He changed his mind when I slapped him with the paddle:biggrin3:
 

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Thanks guys I really enjoy the solitude.The only people I saw both days was some teenagers swimming at the bridge.
I saw a ton of water moccasins though.
They was thick.I thought one was gonna try to get on the kayak with me.He changed his mind when I slapped him with the paddle:biggrin3:
Somehow I knew water moccasins would be associated with this story. They were the only thing you left out. :bounce:
 
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Somehow I knew water moccasins would be associated with this story. They were the only thing you left out. :bounce:
It's hard trying to creep up on a moccasin....they creep back:bounce:.They like to lay up on the rocks too.I'm good as long as one don't drop out a tree on top of me.
While were talking about cottonmouths,my uncle has a farm pond where there so bad you cant even throw a buzzbait.
 
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DSGB

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Some good looking fish and thumb!
 
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