Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Ken Lockwood Gorge

After a nightmare trip from SLC to Philadelphia (via Phoenix) and making my presentation at the business meeting in Atlantic City, I'm ready for the long-awaited and much anticipated trip to KLG.

My traveling buddies and I called Shannons Fly and Tackle Shop in Califon, NJ and Jim promised to stay open until we arrived. The weather was threatening and we were only going to have a couple of hours to fish before dark.

We picked up some recommended dry flys (Sulphurs & Hendricksons).

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These proved to be very similar to the naturals we saw in the area.

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We decided to fish the open-access area in honor of J. L.'s decision to use his "pole" and worms. We stayed fairly close to the pickup as it was raining and threatening to get nasty. There were some T-storms in the area and we were concerned about lightning. We would save the restricted area for the next morning - hopeful for better weather.

I caught one small Brown on the white roostertail before we went to the motel to check in and that got us all pumped up. We saw some fish hitting the surface and were sure that we were in for a fun evening.

When we returned, it was raining pretty steady and the fish were down. I managed to catch one Rainbow on a green Wooly Bugger.

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J. R. caught a smallmouth bass and J. L. did a long-distance catch & release on some form of aquatic life (trout).

We fished till nearly dark and decided to call it a night.

Better luck tomorrow???

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