On Monday we were floating the Lower Deschutes and having a good day!
Late in the Day the fish were taking dries very well and we were having good luck.
Working up a riffle I fish everyday I see this nice fish come off the bank and eat a Caddis.
I tell my client where he is rising and he shows himself again, and we both see its a very nice fish.
We have a size #18 Tan Elk Hair on, so we thought we would try that first.
Finally we get a cast close to the grass and the fish comes full speed to eat our dry,the fight is on.
The fish heads for the middle of the river and heads about 25yds into the backing,we finally get it back to us and land this big Redside.
So it gets interesting when I am out on Wednesday, late afternoon get to the riffle were on Monday we landed the nice Redside.
I figure there is no way he is around since I was there on Tuesday and did not see any fish over 12 inches.
We are working our way up catching a few fish and about 5 ft up from us I see a big rise, I thought no way thats the same big fish from Monday.
If it is he will be a bit wiser now since he has been hooked before, but we decide to throw at him.
We have a size #18 Tan Elk Hair on, my client gets a cast just above him ,it floats down the fish just crushes the fly.
Here we go again BAM! about 20-30yds into the backing, what a great fight.
We get it back and once I get close I tell my client that I have seen this fish before, that we caught him on Monday.
You got to love it when big fish eats your fly one day then a few days later you catch him again!
I tell my clients every year that you catch some of these fish 2 or 3 times in a season, they become your pet fish.
Great way to end my trout season and get ready for steelhead season.