Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cape Cod brook trout..part 2

One of the sunsets we enjoyed, this one taking place at Cape Cod Bay in the town of Sandwich. Late afternoon and evening into the darkness anglers fished here, both from the beaches as well as boats. They patrolled the waters in search of that big striped bass.



I saw a few hookups, but there were more as darkness fell.


While most cast their flies to striped bass I was along this stream casting streamers to sea run brook trout.


From out of the shadows they would swiftly strike. The Mickey Finn was a good producer.




This brook trout has a slight blueish color to it.


Looking like an interstate highway a strip of gravel lies between to cress beds. Just under those cress beds lie the brook trout.




I truly enjoyed my time on Red Brook. A place that gifted this angler with some very special brook trout.


She sang it so well..."you'll fall in love with old Cape Cod"



16 comments:

  1. I need to make it up there some day. Really cool. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Kevin Frank,
      Thanks.
      I know you would love it.

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  2. My wife and I will be making a trip up the east coast next year and Cape Cod will be on our list to visit. I assume you are wading in the middle of the steam at times and casting up stream and letting the streamer drift down stream with the current; a lot of brush on the banks to limit casting from the banks---thanks for sharing what was a fantastic trip for you and your wife.

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      You both will enjoy the Cape, I'm sure.
      I actually don't do much wading in stream, but will fish the fly both up and downstream to try to get a strike.

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  3. gorgeous opening scene! love the 'green' waters, too.

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    1. TexWisGirl,
      Thanks.
      The photos don't catch the true beauty of the stream.

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  4. It always amazes me that the same species that inhabits crystal clear mountain brook is also able to survive and thrive at the boundary of salt and fresh water.

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      They are indeed a remarkable group of char.
      I hope to fish this stream this winter, early spring especially in the bay. They tell me they turn silver and you have a chance to take some much larger fish.

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  5. I love the brookies and hope that someday I will get the chance to catch a salter myself. Did you fish red brook the whole time, or did you fish various streams?

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    1. RI brook trout,
      Thanks.
      I'm sure you will.
      No, I fished another stream on the Cape.

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  6. The stories you tell of your time on the water are so gratifying for me. I love the pictures of the beautiful trout and surrounding areas. I am a long way from Cape Cod so thanks much for sharing................................................

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    1. Mel Moore,
      Thanks.
      I'm glad you enjoy the posts. You are indeed quite far from the Cape, but with the internet it's not so far.

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  7. Alan

    great photography, as usual...We're in Maine now.....moved up a month ago.....caught a few brookies but really haven't fished much...as I'm re-modeling her Dads old house.....in Machias, maine....god's country up here...brrrr in the mornings....lol

    tight lines on those thin blue 1's....

    Dave...

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    1. flyfisher1000,
      Thanks.
      I was wondering where you vanished to. Down East Maine is indeed beautiful.

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  8. Very nice, Alan, though I think I'd also be tempted to pursue some stripers.

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    1. Walt Franklin,
      Thanks.
      Most people do fish for them, and they will swim up one of the small streams in the spring chasing the herring.
      So you never can tell.

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