Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Beautifully skunked

I snuck out for an hour yesterday to the stream behind my house. I knew I'd be skunked trying to fish for the handful of trout that survived the ice over and the bait dunker stringers but it was a beautiful day. The sun was shining and the air was just warm enough to be ok with a windbreaker. I didn't mind not catching anything. I chucked double buggers to any open water I could find, but no luck.

I've been on a black and white photo kick recently. I just love the contrast of it in the winter and the iphone pics desaturate well in Photoshop.

Also, this is cruel, but I have to admit that I was laughing when I saw it.


  1. How does that double bugger set up work out for you? Usually? On days when you don't get skunked. How close are they tied together? Ever caught two at once? Just curious.

  2. It honestly works about as well as a single bugger and I've never had two at once. :)

    I'll usually try to imitate a larger baitfish chasing a smaller one. For the distance between them, I'll go anywhere from 8 to 15 inches, more distance for covering bigger water, less distance for targeting one channel, hole, etc.

    I've definitely had good luck with double zonkers or slumpbusters. When using those, I find that two is definitely better than one. But be warned, they are a bitch to cast when it's windy!

    @Fin Follower - Thanks and welcome to the site :)