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a day at Dixon...
.. I spent most of my morning yesterday on Lake Dixon trying to scare up a fish or two.. just as a quick background Dixon is a smallish reservoir about 15 minutes from my house... it has lmb, crappie, bluegills, and trout..

now that is the good news.. bad news is that I got skunked.. but had a blast wandering up and down the shore..

.. I threw everything but the kitchen sink to try to get a fish.. any fish.. interested.. but no such luck...

I did, however get some shots of some bass nesting up getting ready for the spawn... here are some pictures of that..









MacFly Cool




...."May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing"

(This post was edited by macfly55 on Mar 20, 2010, 2:51 PM)
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Re: [macfly55] a day at Dixon... In reply to
Very Cool!!!!!



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Re: [flygoddess] a day at Dixon... In reply to
lol... as I tossed flies over the nest they just sat there and watched me.. it was like they were saying I see ya and we are not interested.. the only time they moved was to chase off other fish that got too close.. :-)

MacFly Cool




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Re: [macfly55] a day at Dixon... In reply to
Hey MacFly did you use any poppers? Sometimes the noise gets them ticked off and they will come up to chase it away or better yet to take it down.




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Re: [Dryrod] a day at Dixon... In reply to
yes... I used poppers, nymphs of different sizes, a yellow sally, buggers, chorominoids, scuds... etc.. nothing.. they seemed so intent on guarding the nest they only moved about a foot or so out to keep other fish away.. but as I said.. I may of gotten skunked but I had a good day on the water...

MacFly Cool




...."May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing"
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Re: [macfly55] a day at Dixon... In reply to
Sounds like you tried most everything. You might try throwing a big four inch long Maribou Mess in Bluegill colors right near the nest. They have to feel like their nest is threatened then they usually attack.

Windriver
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Re: [windriver] a day at Dixon... In reply to
sounds like a good idea to me except I dont have one of those.. Smile .. I honestly threw the biggest flies I had at them and they did not budge... at one point I wanted to just throw my rod at them and see how they react...LOL...

MacFly Cool




...."May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing"
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Re: [macfly55] a day at Dixon... In reply to
Try some bluegill looking fly. Also it helps if you try to hide
so they cant see you.
First thing in the morning or late in evening popper should work good.
And then again, sometimes NOTHING works Smile

Peter
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Re: [peter805] a day at Dixon... In reply to
lol.. you are right.. but I am curious about that maribou mess fly that was mentioned.. I cannot find anything out about it on line.....

MacFly Cool




...."May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing"
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Re: [macfly55] a day at Dixon... In reply to
I'll have to look for a picture of it. It is very simple. Kind of like a wooly bugger except you use a stem of maribou wrap instead of Chenile. You can make it in any color. The good thing about it is it has breathing qualities when fished very slow.

Windriver
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Re: [windriver] a day at Dixon... In reply to
Id appreciate that.. it would be helpful if you can get a list of materials etc.. anything will help.. :-)

MacFly Cool




...."May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing"
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Re: [macfly55] a day at Dixon... In reply to
Big gob of powerbait
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Re: [poky-mon] a day at Dixon... In reply to
now that probably would of worked but I thought we did not use power bait with flies.. LOL..

MacFly Cool




...."May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing"
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Re: [macfly55] a day at Dixon... In reply to
With powerbait No flies needed. Or I could send ya some steelie eggs lots of those up here
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Re: [poky-mon] a day at Dixon... In reply to
Ive sworn off power bait for Lent.. but not m-80's...lol...

MacFly Cool




...."May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~Irish Blessing"