Sunday, July 28, 2013

An Evening along Dickey Mountain

Enjoyed a lovely evening fish in Licking Creek where it runs along the base of Dickey Mountain.

A black-blue flake crawfish fooled several smallies and a long-eared sunfish.

Although not near as colorful as a native brook trout, these stream-bred smallmouth are, to me, a beautiful fish.

As I neared the end of the first long pool with no nice fish caught I thought the water too shallow to hold any more fish. This 13 incher proved me wrong.

A colorful fungi I spotted growing along the stream.

As the evening wore on I fished farther downstream than I usually do and came to a very deep hole.

I knew a lunker had to live in it's deep waters and I fished with renewed vigor, but couldn't tease any strikes. Finally as I was about to quit for the evening I felt a tug on the line and set the hook. The fish stayed deep as it fought for its freedom but I soon landed a chunky foot long smallie.

Although this pool could still hold a bigger fish I decided to call it a night. I had enjoyed a quiet evening along a beautiful piece of water and was well satisfied with the outcome.


Jeremy said...

Just wanted to say that I really enjoy your posts!

Greyphase said...

Thanks for looking, Jeremy.