Sunday, January 6, 2013

"outback creek"

This is a stream I fish quite often, but not in this area. I call this section "outback". Access to the stream is somewhat of an adventure. It is quite overgrown with just about any nasty thing that grows. It is a master at snatching flies from you, and can put holes in your waders, and skin. Its waters tend to run smooth, glassy and very clear. I have fished this "outback" through out the year, but it's best fished now through early April. The main reason is that the foliage is easier to deal with.


While fishing some very interesting items can be seen. I can only guess how many stories were told here while drinking coffee or.


Within these long pools are some beautiful wild browns. The browns dominate this section of stream but many a brookie has come to hand also.


One of "outbacks" wild browns. When I fish this section I generally fish wets and streamers, but there are those times when a dry is called on.


I love this spot. Not only does it fish well, it's also a beautiful place to sit and observe.


Sit and have lunch also.


And occasionally I'll tangle with one of these. Tiger trout also inhabit this "outback" section. I have taken them on streamers, but they hit wets too. When these tigers hit it's like nothing else, and they fight like crazy.

Mark over at "Fishing small streams" can attest to these tigers, he has taken one back here also.

Well it's January, and perhaps a slight warm up just might put me in "outback creek"

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33 comments:

  1. Alan
    Low banks is a great advantage when fishing these streams and from what I can see from your images that is what you are fishing. The colors are astounding on these trout, I know if one lands a brook in this area the color markings are not as vivid. As always thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      Mostly browns in that section, with a surprise thrown in at times.

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  2. Brk Trt,

    What in the world is a tiger trout?

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    1. tenkara ambassador,
      Thanks.
      A tiger is the result of a male brook trout fertilizing brown trout eggs.
      You see this occurring in the wild where brook and browns are in the same stream.
      In all the years I've been fishing I have taken about 5, and two of them came from this stream.

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  3. I know what you mean about Holes in waders, I was up to my waist yesterday, with my fingers crossed, that waters 1/2 frozen and cold! I never got my tiger in '12. you found 'em in a wild stream like that, nice catch.

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    1. Swamp Yankee,
      Thanks.
      Those thorns can rip them up.
      They are a rare surprise.

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  4. Brk Trt,
    as usual nice collection of photo's of your small stream adventures. I only have one question, and that is. What kind of sandwhich did you enjoy? I'm sorry, but I can't make out your delight, and it looks simply delicious.

    Anyway, great shots of your outback creek & discriptive adventure..........Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      I believe it was a kielbasa and egg, on Italian bread.

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  5. Wow the tigers are cool, do they grow faster being a hybrid?

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    1. Col,
      Thanks.
      I really don't know much about them other than that they are very aggressive, and fight like bull dogs.

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  6. I'm always amazed at the quality of the photo's, brilliant.

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    1. fishermanrichard,
      Thanks.
      I love taking photos, and sometimes they actually come out well.

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  7. Great looking place. Tiger trout are so cool. I have been hoping to catch one for years.

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    1. Kevin Frank,
      Thanks.
      They do have unique markings.

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  8. This is my kind of water. Challenging at least, frustrating at best. Good job Alan.

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    1. cofisher,
      Thanks.
      You pretty much summed it up.

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  9. I was thinking about that area on the drive home yesterday as it was a year ago that I caught my first tiger back there. They really can put up a fight !

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      As we were talking about that outback section yesterday it stirred up my interest.
      I may fish it soon.

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  10. Great looking spot Brk Trt..I just love the looks of those tiger trout you get every now and then. My wife thinks they are very cool!

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      I believe you have a few streams that can produce a tiger.

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  11. Outback creek looks like a special place to fish Alan, love the header pic too, thanks for sharing.

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    1. brian,
      Thanks.
      That it is. That brookie was special.

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  12. A lovely streamer Alan, This is my kind of water. Love the colors and pattern on that tiger. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Darren,
      Thanks.
      They do stand out for sure.

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  13. Hi Alan,
    I have never seen a Tiger Trout before.
    Thanks for the pictures.

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      I believe the hatchery in Sandwich produces an awful lot of them.
      Where they are stocked I don't know.

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  14. Great photos again Brk Trt!! Esp like that tiger, also the brownie ain't too shabby either!!

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      Those tigers are very unique.

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  15. Very nice fish!
    I also like the look of the streamer you tied in the last post.

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    1. Peter Patenaude,
      Thanks.
      It was a funky use of feathers, but they came out OK.

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  16. A GREAT NAME OUTBACK FOR THAT SECTION OF THE STREAM LOVE THAT TIGER THE STATE SHOULD PUT MORE OF THEM OUT THE PICTURES WE'RE GREAT KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK THE OLDMAN

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    1. OLDMAN,
      Thanks.
      Are you the streamer hook gent?

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    2. BROOK TROUT THAT WOULD BE ME HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE THIS SPRING.TIGHT LINES THE OLDMAN

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