For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Partly cloudy with the chance of isolated thunder showers. Crazy, you bet. I fish lots of streams with populations of brook trout. Many of them also hold the brown trout and they do coexist without to much conflict. This is a post about one such stream.
I fished here over the course of a week or so.and brookies were the fish I targeted. Well that's not what I hooked. The Trillium was in bloom and I was really absorbed in its beauty. It seemed to me that this flower is one that enjoys the solitude, for it's always by itself. When I spot these flowers in spring I know the fishing will be alright, and this was the case these days. The brown trout and not the brookie would dominate, and I was thrilled by their spunk and aggressiveness. They seemed to enjoy all offerings from streamers to dry flies.
Like brook trout brown trout offer a wide variety in color and spots, some with bold black spots and some with spots more like a leopard. Some have a silvery coat, while others one more like melted butter. The one thing they all possess is being able to detect you presence.
Incredible markings on the wild brown trout. From red laced adipose fins and red lined tails, to gold pectoral fins.
Think like it was a day in May...........
Strong rugged fish, a trout not afraid to dine on the surface.
As the sun appears after a brief shower, one knows the trout will be rising. As the dainty little flies appear, in shades of cream and pink. Their dance will be noticed.