Crystal clear stream loaded with fish - no people in sight.

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Crystal clear stream loaded with fish - no people in sight.

Postby DasGoby » May Mon 25, 2020 4:08 pm

Wanted to get out fishing for a while with goby jr. had some trouble deciding where to go. Local SE Michigan rivers still high, Lots of crowds on Memorial Day weekend, kind of bored of my friends lake.

Then I remembered a stream about 30 minutes away that way be been meaning to try. I figure that maybe it has dropped enough to make it wadable. As a backup there is a decent pond near by.

We arrived to find just what I was hoping for. Water clear, running fast and high but wadable. Loads of carp, panfish, a couple bass.

I’m not ashamed to say that I think sight fishing for carp in a clear stream is about as good as it gets.

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Postby RonG » May Mon 25, 2020 4:13 pm

Looks like fun! Gotta love exploring and a new spot. What variety of bass?
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Postby joetrain » May Mon 25, 2020 4:32 pm

Junior got himself a nice carp and a head of hair. :D
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Postby matt_ski » May Mon 25, 2020 4:37 pm

Good stuff, love creek fishing!
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Postby DasGoby » May Mon 25, 2020 4:58 pm

Looks like fun! Gotta love exploring and a new spot. What variety of bass?


The creek feeds into a river that has mainly smallmouth but some largemouth, at least where I fish it, the creek feeds into the river above where I have ever fished it. In any case, we caught a couple largemouth today so I guess you never know. There were also lots of gills and some rock bass in the 7-8" range.
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Postby Rambler » May Tue 26, 2020 8:23 am

Looks great. But I hate carp.
Keep calm and fish on...

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Postby DPMike » May Tue 26, 2020 7:44 pm

joetrain wrote:Junior got himself a nice carp and a head of hair. :D
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I immediately thought BORAT!

Nice fish, bet it put up a nice fight.
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Postby Skifish1 » May Tue 26, 2020 9:26 pm

Doesnt get any funner than standing in a clear creek
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Postby grems » May Wed 27, 2020 4:06 pm

Nice post, thanks.

Sight fishing sounds awesome, what did you use for the carp?
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Postby Rambler » May Wed 27, 2020 4:12 pm

Goby: I used to know a guy thru business who lived in Grand Rapids & was a dedicated fly fisherman. He always talked about the Rogue River north of GR. You might want to check it out sometime. Haven't talked with him in years so I'm not worried about giving up his secret. :lol:
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