Thursday, May 31, 2012


I went out yesterday with my buddy and we did some serious fly fishing. We managed to catch many different species of fish including; Freshwater Drum, Channel Catfish, Carp, Longnose Gar, Crappie, Flathead Catfish, and Smallmouth Bass. Almost all of the fish were gigantic and put a serious bend in our fly rods. It was truly an awesome day on the river and we'll be sure to go at it again soon!

Monday, May 28, 2012


I had a good feeling about the river today, so I drove on down and arrived bright and early around 7 A.M. After wading out to my spot, I tied on a black Kat Killer and had myself a field day with some Freshwater Drum, Longnose Gar, and Carp. I managed to land two nice Carp and lost three HUGE fish that I had no chance of besting. I was using my 6wt Echo this time. I usually use my 8wt, but the tip busted when I was out yesterday. I'm happy that today went well because I needed to get my carpin' on and it felt great. Here's some pictures.

Here's some pictures of this guy I nabbed a few days ago.

Friday, May 18, 2012

5-18-2012 Report

I decided to go after some carp this morning on the Auglaize River and didn't have any luck. Again. They just weren't interested. They were more interested in chasing each other around than eating my fly. Plus, the water was scum filled. I got sick of cleaning my fly off after every cast. I packed up and headed off to the Maumee River. I ended up finding a nice spot where some rapids and holes come together and make up some nice runs. I tossed out a DDH Leech on my 8wt and after a few twitches, I felt a hard pull and set the hook. After a fun fight, I landed a dandy Freshwater Drum. I cast out a few more times and had something hit like a freight train. This thing was unstoppable. It didn't help that the fish took off and headed for some really fast water. I noticed that I was about ready to be spooled so I took off after him down the bank. After chasing this fish all around the river, I ended up landing a good-sized Channel Catfish. A fun day for sure!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Auglaize River 5-2-2012

My buddy and I went out yesterday evening to go after a few fish. The river was up from some rain we had a couple of days back. Since the river was up, the fish were moving and feeding. We each ended up with about 8 or 9 Freshwater Drum. My buddy caught a few Channel Catfish too. He was using a Zebco, and I was using my 8wt. I thought it was pretty cool that the fly rod was keeping right up with live bait. We actually had a double-header at one point. The flies of the day were Clouser Craws and DDH Leeches. Crayfish brown and black were the best performing colors.

At one point, I hooked into the biggest carp of my lifetime and lost it. It nearly spooled me and even with my drag maxed out, I just couldn't stop it. Even with my 8wt. I ended up bending the hook out. It didn't look too bent, so a bad hook-up may have contributed to it as well. I'll be out again sometime soon to get my revenge on those carp. They have been messing with me for quite a while and I need to land one!

Here's a few pictures from yesterday. I'll try to get more uploaded soon.