Albuquerque Ditch Fishing

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  1. mattgulptosser

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    Hey y'all,
    I recently found out that the drains and canals that parallel the Rio Grande hold fish, and they even stock trout in some of them! So, I wandered down with my fly rod and found a sign that told me who the Corrales Drain belonged to. Some French guy named Notre Spassing? Anyway, I started chucking feathers and picked up a couple tiny largemouth on a black leech. As the sun slid off the water, the bite picked up. Every stick, every channel edge, every rock seemed to hold a little bass; the biggest was only about 10" but they're tenacious on the 4wt.
    As a bonus, I managed my first two carp on the fly! First one was a solid 18"er (no scale so I couldn't weigh him) and the second was only 13". Both fought incredibly, made me chase them up and down the bank for at least 10 minutes each. All fish came on a #10 black leech, slowly twitched near the bottom.
    I didn't end up with any trout, but had a fantastic day all the same! over a dozen fish total.
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    Proper use of the language makes me smile... even though I do not always properly use the language!

    Sounds like a fun day! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Nice! Fishing those canals down in the Rio valley looks like a blast! Thanks.
     
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