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Chef
03-08-2010, 07:07 PM
Almost the spawn for bass...Beds are everywhere. Went out to AZ Research Park today and found 3 small bass. In about a week is when the beds will be filled.

Yesterday hit the Ocotillo area...

Tilapia on the fly...

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/ChefsVenom/feesh1.jpg


The Salt River - Hiked past Blue Point - Water is way up and about 1,200 cfs

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/ChefsVenom/bp2.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/ChefsVenom/bp1.jpg

After

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/ChefsVenom/beer.jpg

adam
03-08-2010, 07:25 PM
Time for Arizona Bonefish ing (Gila Sucker) stylee.

Brooktrout
03-10-2010, 01:51 PM
nice pics. i bet that tilapia fought well.

Gerard
03-13-2010, 03:06 AM
Thanks for the post Chef, I really enjoyed it. We get a number of tilapia species over here, as well as the breams, of which the olive bream (called Nembwe) is arguably the most sought after. They sure are fun on a fly rod, although they have their moments when it seems that just about nothing can solicit a take.

Here's a pic of a nembwe caught by Garreth Coombes on the upper Zambezi river.

http://www.outdoorpages.co.za/gallery/photos/Photos/freshwater/fw2696.jpg
Photo: Afri-G Fishing Adventures

Jax
03-13-2010, 03:03 PM
Hi Gerard; That Nembwe is a good looking fish. Caught many Talapia in my early days of fly fishing and really enjoyed it.

By the By; Is that a Springer you are holding in your Avatar?

Have Fun. Jax

Gerard
03-14-2010, 05:20 AM
By the By; Is that a Springer you are holding in your Avatar?


Yep, it is. :)

Jax
03-14-2010, 03:00 PM
Nice fish. Bet it had your reel screaming. I seem to remember they were very very fast and did not understand the word Surrender. Have Fun. jax

Gerard
03-15-2010, 05:02 AM
Nice fish. Bet it had your reel screaming. I seem to remember they were very very fast and did not understand the word Surrender. Have Fun. jax

Yep Jax, that’s them. They can spool you in a heartbeat – when they get that size and towards the end of the season when they are in tip top condition I would not try them with anything less that 200m of backing.

Jax
03-15-2010, 03:10 PM
Yep thats the Springer I remember. Man! Do I miss the Natal Coast!

One Day!? Jax