For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Sea Run Brook Trout
Over the last three weeks or so a lot of interest has been directed about searun brook trout also known as "salters". I have fished for these special trout in the streams on Cape Cod. There are three streams that I know of that hold these fish and the one that is most talked about is Red Brook, this is perhaps because of the restoration that has gone on in this stream for quite some time. I have seen this effort first hand over the years and it's quite an achievement.
The stream is not your typical brook trout stream. It reminds me of a limestoner. It can be frustrating to fish at times but it also can be so rewarding. Most of the "salters" respond to a streamer more so than typical insect patterns. I have fished these streams in spring, fall, and in winter.
The dams on this stream were used for cranberry production, they have been removed to help the trout move freely between Buttermilk Bay, which is salt waster, and the further upstream sections.
There's a very good chance as your Mickey Finn is stripped in along that wonderful green moss that a salter will hit it.
This beautiful male was taken in tide water in the fall. He took a Edson Tiger bucktail.
The brook trout in this stream have electronic tags and can be monitored. One was located in the Cape Cod Canal.
Another Red Brook jewel. These streams are very special habitats. They should be treated with respect, as should their residents.