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10-28-03 - The freshest coho I've ever caught! What a monster too! Absolutely an unexpected hammering hit in close to shore.
Wait, I thought I said that it was a monster?
WHO CARES about the dink size of my first fish landed in Indiana...it was STUNNING all the same...I think that grin tells ya something about the night! (Photo by Bart, Copyright 2003)

10-28-03 - Indiana Tribs YOU ARE NOW MY B*TCH!!! MP HAS SHATTERED THE INDIANA CURSE BABY!

Waters Fished: Little Calumet River
Fish Caught: 1
Outing Date: 10-28-03
Weather: Night
Air Temp: 40's
Water Temp: 47F
Water Level: seems up a bit
Water Color: murky
Fish Species: Coho,
Pattern Fished: Flying Bunny
Pattern Color: Dark Patterns were more effective
Fishing Quality: Still slow all things considered, but my best day in Indiana ever (so far ;) )

That's it, nothing else to say. I was very seriously considering that I'd never buy an Indiana fishing license again after such a poor year's worth of effort spent on the Tribs. Apparently this coho was too young to stick with the program a.k.a. "Don't bite MP's flies".

So I dedicate these Coho pics to Dave @ Creekside Outfitters and Bart (Chromeseeker), both of whom have been very instrumental in me FINALLY landing a fish in Indiana. Furthermore, I dedicate these pics to Rich Brown (FAT) for getting me into nightfishing for salmon. Heck, I dedicate this one to myself too, and to the curse, and to all those other folks who have yet to land a fish in Indiana. Finally, I dedicate this to all anglers who show perseverance in the face of adversity....persistence pays off.

BTW, Bart hooked up like on his 10th cast but didn't land it. The magic fly for me tonight was a home-tied leaded flying bunny with chartreuse tail and purple palmered body. No glowing components in tonight's offerings. Light-colored flying bunnies produced squat...stick to dark if nightfishing. Check out the fish reports at CreeksideOutfitters.com for Dave's Flying Bunny Pattern; at some point it won't be there anymore so get it while you can!

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