For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, July 1, 2013
Recovery of a Small Stream
On this last day of June I decided to visit a stream I had not fished since last fall. At that time the fishing was very slow, and what brookies were taken were very small. In the past this stream had given up some nice fish and the thought was the hot dry summer, and the previous cold winter took a devastating toll on the mature brook trout. I did not expect to find what I did this day. The water level was in good shape and the stream was cold. In the pools I could see brookies scattering, and even a few rises. In these streams a rise could be for almost anything and the best fly choice would be a bomber, but since I had a parachute tied on already I let it fly. As it turned out that was all that was necessary.
It's hard to tell from these photos but the stream has some really deep holes and that's where the trout were holding.
They hit the fly as soon as hit the water. The fish were in good shape and starting to take on some vibrant color.
The wonder of nature....recovery from very bad conditions.