Thursday, June 14, 2007

SE MN Tour 2007
[will edit and add more detail later - also check JB's blog]

Kind of ironic that after moving to the Zumbro just a week prior, we headed to the Cannon for the first day of our annual SE MN Tour. JB drove south from the metro, and I headed north from Roch... met in NFLD. We had a fantastic day of sight fishing: not many fish landed, but we literally saw fish everywhere we looked for them, and we had many great opps. We did land some great carp. This pesky smallie stole the fly from the plate of a willing carp that JB had in the bag... I had a 12-13 lb carp run so fast on me that he literally burned my finger as he took up slack line.



The second half of the day we gave in and blind nymphed a dam... caught all kinds of fish - all sizes and species... even some great buffalo fish, including this biggie landed by John (actually this was end of the day sight fishing I guess - we didn't stop until 930 PM - total of 14 straight hours).




For day two, we had to wait a while - it wasn't planned. We were okay with one day (down from our normal four) given our current family situations. Heck, we were overjoyed to get a day on the water together... that we were able to manage a second and remain in good standing at home was just icing on the carp cake. For this day we were back in the Zumbro. The carp were still spawning though, and despite seeing dozens to hundreds, we caught only a limited number (snagged quite a few too). We did have decent sight fishing and nymphing... including wading amongst these black pigs that were beached on a cement apron - trying to get up a waterfall (kind of sad really). I was actually able to sneak up on these fish and net them - got three that way.

All in all, it was positively a great time.... even though JB snapped two 7 wts in two! Hehehe... It's great to be on the water with that guy. He is the master of carp on the fly and I hope we can continue to fish together until we both need walking canes and spectacles. I see a lot of adventures coming in the future - most of which will include our kids soon... they are almost ready!

6 Comments:

Blogger john montana said...

great report J. I haven't even had time to dump the pictures onto the computer. I echo your sentiments though...great two days. I look forward to our spring trip every year!

that picture of hte carp on the cement slab is great...that was quite a sight.

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