a Trout Hunt on the JuanSeptember 05, 2016
The San Juan River has been fishing good lately. We have been catching big fish regularly. The Navajo Dam water board changes the flow regularly for irrigation purposes. What I have been hunting for is that one big fish. I had a run in with the beast last week. The customers I was with were casting to some large trout against the bank. They snagged each other and while I was preparing the two new rods I cast to the bank a few times. On the third drift past the bank my BWO got a look. On the fourth drift past the trusty BWO got a rise. Number five was the drift that produced the take. This was a small BWO, size 24, and the trout was large, hopefully 24, there is symmetry in that somewhere. At the take I set the hook lightly, the beast shot toward the boat, I stripped fast, pulled the line tight again just as the trout dove toward the rocks in the bottom of the hole. The 6X strained to hold the monster rainbow, but hold it did, and slowly over the next 10 minutes I worked the big trout back up toward the net. When my fishing buddy leaned over the edge to net the fish, twice the fish ran from the net out of the net. Still on, so holding steady we attempted netting the third time. This time the beast ran into the net hard, and as we lifted it from the water it made a massive flop and jumped from the net. The BWO was still in the net. Score one point for the trout, I'll be back for you again soon big trout.
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