Fishing in a thunderstorm

brandon4455

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Went out for about 3-4 hours today afterschool water was up tiny bit, flows were definately inscreased and the water was slightly murky. i tried and tried..missed 5 bites before even hooking a fish, but still lost it.. then, i heard thunder in the distance. didnt think much of it at first but then it started to pour down rain and the thinder got louder. didnt bother me much since ive seen much worse in the midwest. so i tried the same spot for a few more minutes with no luck, hopped on the bike and went down further to an area i havent fished since opening day and got all 3 fish there. missed 4 strikes includng one in about a foot of water it was pretty sweet watching the fish come out from behind a rock and bite my fly,, but i somehow missed him :lol: also lost one more i had hooked for a few seconds. my reel ended up breaking after i caught the 3rd and biggest fish of the day, some pins fell out and the reel didnt fit together right, and wouldnt turn.. it was screwing up the whole trip but i didnt think anything of it at first. my grandpa saved me and pitched 14 bucks to help me get a new one. :cool: i wont be fishing the creek for a while now, ill be letting the fish recover from sore lip disease :lol:
 

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brandon4455

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thanks everyone. they sure put up a fight for their size. the one im holding with both hands took line. there are big fish there, just have to work for them :lol:
 
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We waited out this T-storm once when we were in Montana on the Big Hole, and after that had passed through the Greyling fishing was just off the hook! Similar things have happened on the Upper Deschutes as well. Nice pics!!! :)
 

brandon4455

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We waited out this T-storm once when we were in Montana on the Big Hole, and after that had passed through the Greyling fishing was just off the hook! Similar things have happened on the Upper Deschutes as well. Nice pics!!! :)
it wasnt the worst thunderstorm ever, and i knew if wouldnt last long so i said what the heck and kept fishing. payed off for me. never knew there were grayling in montana..they are beautiful fish though thats for sure. thanks
 

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