Savannah River Rapids, near Augusta, GA 9/8/13

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Savannah River Rapids, near Augusta, GA 9/8/13

Postby croaker » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:56 pm

http://youtu.be/FscIgtDJFXg

After 15 years of drought down here... Since February we've had much needed rain in biblical amounts. As in 40+ days in a row. Historical high flows. Rivers have finally got down to fly fishing levels. Overbrook called about floating the Savannah near Augusta. Said Vacu was gonna make it as well. Yep, I'm in.

Looks good at the put in:

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Got the skunk off early with my favorite fish on the dropper. Also of JT's favorite flys. Purple Bead head Pheasant Tail nymph:

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Not sure what they were doing:

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This little Red eyed Bass ate the popper:

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This little Large mouth Bass ate the dropper:

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Vaku got this nice Small mouth just above the I-20 bridge:

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I finally got a Small mouth that didn't get wind burnt on the backast:

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Vittles and barley pops under the bridge. Look like trolls to me:

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A liitle further down I heard Vacu holler and waving with a good bendo in the rod. The fish had him runnin' up and down the rock he was on. First thought was might be a Striper, saw a long skinny fish get some air and decided it could be a nice Jack. Paddled over and what do I see:

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He asked "where do I grab him". I say anywhere you want, except fer the snout:

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Nice Spotted Gar. Hooked right in the corner of the mouth. Rare, very rare. Not the fish, the mouth hook. Congrats.

Floated on down caught some fish, had passengers, took a few more pictures...

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Enjoyed it my friends.
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Re: Savannah River Rapids, near Augusta, GA 9/8/13

Postby Blackwater » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:13 am

Croaker

This is a welcomed and great report of what must have been a grand time. That second picture looks like a Bartram buty then sometime sit takes a genetic test to tell it from a red eye.

Thanks so much for posting these pictures from one of my favorite floats.

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Re: Savannah River Rapids, near Augusta, GA 9/8/13

Postby nielson » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:29 am

Great report, Croaker. Glad you were able to get out and get in to some fish.
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Re: Savannah River Rapids, near Augusta, GA 9/8/13

Postby midgastumpjumper » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:26 am

nice, that float is on my to do list.
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Re: Savannah River Rapids, near Augusta, GA 9/8/13

Postby shoalieman » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:59 am

Sweet!
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Re: Savannah River Rapids, near Augusta, GA 9/8/13

Postby birddog2 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:22 am

Great report. Looks like a great day!
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