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post #1 of 237 (permalink) Old 03-22-2018, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Things you notice at the trout stream every year....

I call this one, the bobber in the fast water guy;

Ever see these people at the stream? Dead giveaway they don't know a thing about trout fishing.....Fast moving water, and here comes this guy with a bobber(we call them floats in these parts) the size of a soft ball on his line six inches from his hook. Tosses his line in and within seconds its up against the shore, and he's casting again. Within a few casts he's snagged up on something. Then he's gone.

Hardware on every low hanging limb;

I could equip a tackle box with some of the junk I see dangling from low hanging limbs. From bobbers(see above), to spinners, to half a spool of line. My dad used to call it eagle fishing. When somebody would cast and get tangled up in the trees.

The two cast wanderers;

Each and every year I see guys who will waltz into the hole, make two casts, then they're downstream in the next hole, two more casts, then they're gone. Impatient I guess, or they like to walk more than fish.

The your side of the creek guy;

There isn't a year that goes by that I don't have this happen. I catch a fish, then maybe another, then within seconds there are lines from across the creek being tossed two feet in front of me.....What they fail to realize is, I'm casting and catching the fish on their side of the creek;

The right next to you guy;

Kinda ties in with the your side of the creek guy. The creek is wide open for miles, yet numbnuts walks in and stands literally two feet away from you.....

The "what are you using" guy;

I catch a fish, then another, and then right next to me guy says " hey what are you using", when he can clearly see that I'm putting corn on my hook. I always tell him "peas".

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BTW - I was gonna mention the kid "borrowing" a hook but I got hammered on that one last year, so we won't go there again..
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The walk down the middle of the creek guy . Or the 2 fishing rod guy who casts one with bait in the hole then sets it down and then picks up the other rod and starts to cast a lure , pretty much taking over the hole.
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back in the late 80's when I ran with the local fire company ,we were down above Safe Harbor dam on a brush fire , our tanker was stationed near the intake deck ,the driver told us later about all the bobbers and lures laying along the shore no one around
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its been that way since the early 70's when I was a kid. for me, its cheap entertainment . let them do their thing and move on or I move on.
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To much company for me. Ill be out on the 16th.

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I don't fish on opening day anymore so the things that I notice along trout streams each year are:

beaver sign - slides, chew sticks and such, turkeys gobbling, grouse drumming, deer tracks along the stream, the waterfowl, ospreys and eagles that I see flying around, spring peepers when it's far enough into the year, an occasional black bear, the serenity of sitting along a stream and listening to the water flowing, woodpeckers, the way the streams have changed since last year, the feeling of how glad I am that another trout season has rolled around, and finally - how much I enjoy being out there enjoying some fishing with my dad and my dog.
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Inevitably, "bobber in the fast water " guy will defy the odds and catch a fish. Next thing you know, there are a dozen guys just like him all around you.

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I hate crowds so I don’t fish on Opening Day.
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Most of the common ones have already been mentioned but usually once a year I'll see a guy trying some really big plastic/rubber imitation of something that looks more suitable for Largemouth Bass, but is not suitable for trout. He might even have a tackle box full of such lures.
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The drunkard..... Now I love to have me some beers, but not at 8 in the morning! Usually run into someone who shows up at 8:05 am on the opener drunk out of his mind, loud mouthed and carrying on. Often gets angry when youre catching fish and he isnt. Always has some kind of cooler with him with some more "pops". Occasionally you get to watch such a guy lose it and fall in the water. That makes it all worth it!
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