Thursday, April 26, 2012

"Rain"

Sunday in the New England area we received a substantial rainfall. Most places received two and a half to three plus inches of rain. With the rise in water levels the trout were able to move freely up and down stream. The heavy rains also washed in a considerable amount of food, plus moved plenty of in stream food. This combination brought about a selective feeding pattern.

I was able to bring a few brookies to hand by using a variety of flies from dries to wets and I had few chase a streamer. This was a welcomed rain.

The Bomber worked at times.


Every time out I see more Spring time beauty. Brook Trout Forest is starting to shape up.


This little jewel took a Picket Pin.


Now if Mother Nature can provide an inch or so of rain each week, it will be appreciated by all.









19 comments:

  1. Hi Alan,
    I stopped by the river by my house yesterday after work and the water was over the banks in some spots. Areas where I was standing just a few days ago now had two feet of water. It was difficult to fish because the water was raging but it was nice to see the river back. It should "calm" down by the weekend.

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      I know that small streams rise very fast, and also drop just as fast.
      Rivers take a little longer, it should be good for you by week end.

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  2. Very unique picture with the brookie taken on the picket pin. Kinda makes me think he could substitute for "man's best friend." I like it alot, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      It does give that impression.

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  3. Brk
    What size streamer are you using? Do you ever use an indicator in these streams? I assume you do a lot of tight lining?? Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      I usually fish size 8,10,12 streamers in small streams. I do not use an indicator.

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  4. Amazing how a little rain can blow out a small stream. We had a little rain overnight and the pond below the house rose 3 or 4 inches.

    Mark

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    1. Shoreman,
      Thanks.
      That's true, but they drop down quickly also.

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  5. The rain definately gave them their choice of food which make them even harder to catch.

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    1. Rick Kratzke,
      Thanks.
      Not only a choice but a lot of it.

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  6. A welcome fresher of rain to stir up the stream and those lovely brookies Alan, think i'll give a bomber a try over here in the summer months, looks like a great fast water pocket pattern.

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    1. brian,
      Thanks.
      By all means try the Bomber. It's a killer.

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  7. The stream looks good. I can't wait to see how our favorite stream residents respond.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
      Thanks.
      That one did come out quite well.

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  9. How do you keep them so still for the photos??? You must hypnotise them or are you The Trout Whisperer?

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      After so many years the word is out. He will take a photo and set you free.
      Slide your hand under them while they are still in the water then lift gently.

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  10. Looks wonderful! I agree that the brook trout looks like jewels in the stream. This is my favorite time of the year. Nice photos!
    Have fun enjoying more favorable conditions for fly fishing,
    Mats Olsson

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