Post by cvllebanger on Jul 18, 2017 21:26:25 GMT -5
Back on the W. Brandywine searching for the fish that broke my line. 3rd time still nothing huge. I'm guessing someone else caught it cuz I have seen fresh footprints every time I go or it washed downstream. Most of Creek access is people backyard and my days if walking the Creek with no waders is over. Looking like I will never see what broke not cut my line in a instance in the W. Brandywine. Did catch 3 fallfish and 3 small smallmouth
Post by cvllebanger on Jul 19, 2017 12:57:46 GMT -5
Yea but that will irk me for the rest of my days. I have caught 3lb trout and close to 3lb smallmouth in that same Creek.So to have something break line as fast as it did will always enter my mind when I drive past that Creek and I drive past it very very very often.
Post by cvllebanger on Jul 21, 2017 8:32:28 GMT -5
I doubt musky cuz it broke not cut my line. And it being west Brandywine there are no lakes that spill into it to the best of my knowledge. I don't think chambers does but I was in Cvlle section of the Creek and that's a long wash down travel for it to come from there. Also I don't think musky reproduce around here so a old holdover lineage to icedale lake is unlikely as well.
just curious...what size line were you using? what lure/presentation? water depth/slow moving/?riffles? likely trout/smallie/carp. some of this info might give us a better idea what hit your line. my bet's on nice size smallie.
Post by cvllebanger on Jul 21, 2017 11:19:44 GMT -5
4lb test always, single white trout magnet, I guess you would say slow moving water definitely not ripples. I know exactly where a nice size rock sits under water and on most days I can cast just above it and give a nice slow twitch as it drifts past the rock. Normally 1 or 2 nice fish there. Oh the rock is never exposed but when the water is very clear it's easy to see. My guess is trout or smallie. 3yrs ago I caught a few trout in this hole 1 was easily between 2&3lbs I have caught a couple 14in smallies in the same hole since then. I don't know if this has any significance but it took off upstream when I set the hook.
Post by cvllebanger on Apr 23, 2018 17:44:50 GMT -5
Ok had experience yesterday that could make my lost fish in the hold over trout category. I was in West Brandywine again fishing in cvlle. The highest point on the creek where they stock for the kids rodeo. BTW this coming Saturday is the rodeo. Anyway I was in this huge hole that is plenty deep and plenty of oxygen to keep trout all year round. Had some just dead minnows and was pretty sure crappie not biting mid day so green shad dart and just dead minnows it was in the creek.2nd cast dead minnow just on the edge of the fast water and wham fish hit and ran hard. Actually had omg what did I hook into moment. Fish faught hard had drag singing. I firmly believe he would have broke it if it wasn't set right. I get it in and it's a slender 15in rainbow. I highly doubt it is a wash down. It hasn't rained that hard. I firmly believe it was a hold over cuz it didn't have that Chunky farm raised look. So point of the story is hold over trout fight hard as hell