Got the big fish for day one for the money pot in the Wildcat Club Caddis Cup. We are on the White river, guest of David Buskirk.
This is 23 inches of bad ass fish. Fought me hard.
Guide Kristopher Bouldin will get half the pot. He put me on brown trout all day. Put over 15 in net. Counting rainbows, it was incredible day fighting 22,000 cfs flows. Not easy conditions, but we figured it out.
It was a fun day. Did not lose one brown trout. That’s a trick.
Four days to go. I’m in second place overall, one quarter inch out of first. You put your five best fish on the board.
Mine were 23, 21, 21.25, 19.5 and 19.5. All caught on size 16 midges I tied. Love this deal. My third try. I’m off to my best start.
Fishing is a lot of fun!! I remember when I was a child my mother had a friend had some catfish ponds that wouldn’t let anybody fish in them unless he knew you… my brother would call him and ask if we could fish and he will always say yes and it was nothing for us to go over there in a couple hours catch a lot of catfish.
Glad to see you’re having fun Clay. Very nice fish…
Did not ever catch fire today. Did catch a bunch of browns under 21 inches. Did not lose a fish.
I sit second 1/2 inch away. Most can’t catch me or the host. Pairings are made on Sunday. I am paired with the leader (David Buskirk, the host) tomorrow with an outstanding guide. Should be a blast. David is from Edmond and has won his tournament many times. Me winning would be like a rookie beating Jack Nicklaus in US Open. But I will give it a try.
Middle of the pack. 1 inch difference between first and sixth. I was fourth by 1/2 inch. I could give more details but I’m over it. Guide decides where you fish. Fish move. I did not break off or lose a fish last two days. Kept catching 21.25 inch browns that did not help me. Lost prize for big fish for week by .25.
Caught about 70 browns in five days. Great fun.
All eight can really fish. I did my best.
I had a huge brown slip off second day that would have won everything. Other guys probably did too.
I did not make mistakes so it was great week.
Water changed every day. Guides who had fish one day, had no fish next. You changed guides each day.
It’s luck of draw in that respect. I would have loved to have gone to the stretch that was good to me first three days. My guide went six miles the other direction last day. Oh well.