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I spent 5 hours on the Arkansas Tailwaters today. Arrived at 1000 am, The sun was peeking through the overcast sky and the air temp was a cool 53. Perfect fall fishing weather for me. So I proceed to one of my favorite spots thinking I would bounce some tubes and Huddlebugs in the deep holes looking for that elusive 5 lb Brown that's on my list for this year.

After gearing up and walking to the opening through the thicket I was shocked to see how high and muddy the water was :)rolleyes: duh, I had forgotten how much rain we had the last few days). After a few failed attempts to work the jigs in the swift water I quickly switch gears to something with a little more thump and that wouldn't get swept away in the currents before the fish could find it; my old standby the "Polish Assasin".

Within 15 casts I landed my first fish just off the edge of the current. A plump little 12" brown. Not exactly the hog I was hoping for but nonetheless I eliminated the possibilty of a skunk rather quickly. I proceeded upstream working every section with at least 15 casts before moving. Again and again I was met with solid thumps in the murky water. Sometimes it was just the remaining moss beds but about every 10 cast or so after cleaning the lure of moss I would hit a fish.

I fished about a mile of river working the edges of the currents and slow pockets and ended up landing another 8 fish (all rainbows) and had another 6 come unbuttoned before I could put my hands on them in about 5 hours. All on the "Polish Assasin". The biggest two were right at 19" and the smallest was 14". Not a bad day, but I was hoping to find more Browns. But then again there's always tomorrow.:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:


 

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Awesome bud!!! THX for sharing!!!
 

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I need a Polish Assassin!
Really...weird fetish!!! ::)


Polish Assassin
The act of laying several highly-potent farts inside of a car just before someone you know is going to get in, leaving them with a surprise attack of fermented fart upon opening the door.
Bill, when I got back from the grocery store today, I left a Polish Assassin waiting in the car.. My girlfriend got in and threw up all over the dash!
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Very cool report (may want it in the report section!)... If we ever fish that section, I'll show you the two areas I have seen the biggest browns come from. I have one fish that I believe was over 5lbs and probably another half dozen in the 4 lb range. There are 2 monster browns that have been named in that stretch, both of which haven't been caught by anyone I know (or any of the locals that give up info) in the past 2 years, so they could be gone.
 

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Very cool Ninja, you're still killing it and giving the forum some great reports to boot!



I thought a Polish assassin had something to do with Slayer's digestion after he's had too much Keystone...
 

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I thought a Polish assassin had something to do with Slayer's digestion after he's had too much Keystone...
Or mine after too many Yagerbombs and Octoberfest beers at dart league.

Actually P-Dog my "Polish Assassin" is a damn expensive Rapala pattern that I have only been able to find through a supplier in Poland.

I emailed Rapala about it and a few other patterns wondering why it wasn't available here and they said each manufacture decides what patterns they want to produce. I searched thirty different manufacturers in multiple countries and only found the one in Poland having them for sale on Ebay. So I had to bite the bullet and pay over $40 apiece with the crazy shipping costs for six damn lures (two of each).

I was hoping to find someone local to paint me up a few, but no luck.... I found one guy in another state that said he could for $6-$8 for each lure. So I boxed up a dozen in different styles and sent them to him. He got real sick and is sending them back unfinished so I am back to square one and being real careful where I use them so I don't loose em.
 

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One of the best and only rivers around that has solitude along with the chance of a hog.
Depends on what day of the week you fish Tangler. Weekends are normally a zoo!!! Especially now that the cold weather is hitting the mountains. But, I can normally find a spot or two away from the yahoos.....

The hogs are there to be found for sure if you put in the work and aren't afraid to lose some tackle.
 

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Nice report!

That first bo-bo is fatty.
 

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theres lots of lure painter dudes on facebook. are you on there ninja? we might be friends and i dont even know it? just put a post on colorado fishing on fb groups or even in the colorado kayak fishing group. or if your not on i could look em up for you.
 
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