Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Forest Walk, and More.

Well folks it's raining here in New England, has been all night and will probably continue the day. We have been fortunate lately with beneficial rains almost every week. Yesterday was a cloudy day but it was to rain free for most of the day. So while doing some chores in the morning Jeanette came over and said she wanted to take a walk, a woods walk to be exact. She said take your fishing gear and I'll walk and you can fish. Well an hour or so later we were there. I parked along a forest service road and we headed out. The woods road follows the stream which is nice, and it is also gated so there is no vehicle traffic. Nice and quiet, with only a few day hikers. I said to Jeanette I'm heading to the stream, and she said I'll see you later and began to walk. I figured we had a couple of hours before the sprinkles would start and dampen the day, enough time though for both of us to enjoy.



Lots of flowers in bloom.


The stream was in super shape. A few brook trout were taken in the pools on dry flies.


I came upon this pool and inviting it looked. On the first cast a trout rose and missed. Several casts later and up he came, this time he was hooked.


As the fish swirled near my feet his amazing colors were seen. As I lifted the jewel I was in awe of him. The colors were so pronounced. A strong male with that slight hook in the jaw. A brook trout for October indeed.


They look like snow flakes.


Upstream, I will try these rugged pools when I'm alone the next visit.



20 comments:

  1. Looks like one of the beautiful brookies I got into yesterday. 6 hours of bushwhacking and hiking upstream only for a few brookies, but they were some of the prettiest!

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    1. Matt,
      Thanks.
      Glad you were able to land one equally beautiful. Six hours out in the bush. That's all part of it and I'm sure you gained some knowledge and your enjoyment was at the top.

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  2. Alan
    You are very lucky to be able to fish all these streams up there; here one who have to go through a lot of individuals and hunting clubs to be able to get permission to fish most all the streams here. Just about all the land here is under the control of hunting clubs. They are very protected of the lands they leased, in other words they don't want anyone on this property but hunting club members. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      Bill for the most part here in New England have a great deal of public lands. The access to some prime wild trout water is just a good pair of legs and the desire to get out. We are indeed fortunate.

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  3. Looks like a nice stream. Is this new water?

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    1. RKM,
      Thanks.
      A beautiful stream, with lots of mini brookies, but a few bigger ones in the mix.
      New water to fish this year, been here in the past.

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  4. nice outing for both of you, i'm guessing! :)

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    1. TexWisGirl,
      Thanks.
      It sure was Theresa.

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  5. I'm just continually in awe Alan. If I was going to move...

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    1. Howard Levett,
      Thanks.
      Howard moves are a definite back burner for guys our age. But..........

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  6. Is that the BT Hair Tail in that fish's mouth?

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    1. RM Lytle,
      Thanks.
      No. It's another pattern that is similar. I'll do a post on it later.

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      Chris, I appreciate your comment.

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  8. You do find some gems Al!!! Great job!

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    1. TROUTI,
      Thanks.
      Pete It can be a special stream at times.

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  9. Very, very nice, Brookie................ That would make my day rather it poured down rain or not.

    Great to see things in bloom. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful woods with us readers.

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    1. Gramps(Mel),
      Thanks.
      Mel we just got through with only a few sprinkles.

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  10. What a gorgeous, autumn-like male! The stream is equally beautiful and is that perfect size of not too large and not too small. Can't wait to see what you pull out of the upper portion.

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    1. RI brook trout,
      Thanks.
      I love the stream size, it's only drawback is there are some massive boulders to navigate.
      I may fish the upper reaches next week.

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