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Running the creek #13931440 03/22/21 01:54 AM
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Just a few short weeks ago I was out in my back yard, scooping up five gallon buckets of snow and waiting for the electricity to come on just long enough to melt the snow on my stove so I could flush toilets and wash hands. But this afternoon trees and bushes are budding out, weeds are sprouting up in my lawn and there is a Southeasterly breeze bringing warm air up from the Gulf. I slide my center console Jon boat off the trailer, crank up the engine and point the bow North. Running the creeks in the Springtime, regardless of weather or not you catch any fish, is worth the price of admission. The way the light falls through the newly leaving out trees and the wildlife drawn to water lend an extra excitement to the prospect of catching lots of fish in shallow water - particularly on a fly. I always keep my Nikon tucked up under the center console, ready to shoot.
I stake the boat out at the first big gravel bar were there is flowing water. I know there is more fish farther up the creek but I'm alone and don't feel like pushing the boat through inches of water by myself. Besides, I don't need to. There are fish here. They will be fewer and farther between and I'll have to work a little harder to catch them but that's ok. I'll have more time to walk the banks and look around. You never know what you'll come across in these creeks.


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Re: Running the creek [Re: Capt. Mac] #13931461 03/22/21 02:13 AM
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I see you weren’t the only fisherman on the creek. Very nice pictures Sir !

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beautiful pictures

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I am not worthy..


Thanks for sharing, and looking forward to the next expedition. Kudos on the pix.. Prob taken 100k pics and only about 3 are show stoppers. It's not the arrow, it's the indian. Keep doing what your doing.


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Great post! Love the pics and it sure makes me want to get out there. Thanks.

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Re: Running the creek [Re: Capt. Mac] #13931829 03/22/21 01:58 PM
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One of the best posts of the year. Got anymore pictures?





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Feels like I was in the boat with you...awesome post...motivating!


You ain’t gonna catch any sittin’ on the couch.
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Busy day of fishing and sightseeing/photography. Very nice pics!! And nice jon boat as well!! Thanks for all!

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thumb Thanks for sharing.

Good Luck,
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Loved the pics thumb


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Great post, great pics, great words, and great boat!!!


Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. Henry David Thoreau
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You guys are very kind! Appreciate all the feedback!


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Re: Running the creek [Re: Drycreek3189] #13932223 03/22/21 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Drycreek3189
I see you weren’t the only fisherman on the creek. Very nice pictures Sir !


There is always competition in the creeks but i don't mind when the competition is of the wild variety.


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Re: Running the creek [Re: don the angler] #13932227 03/22/21 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by don the angler
One of the best posts of the year. Got anymore pictures?


If you mean from this trip, i have a few more but nothing worth posting. If mean in general, yes, i have hundreds. And thanks!


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