I paid a visit to some familiar waters Wednesday to see how the recent rains affected the stream and what I saw pleased me very much. The stream was up to what I would consider normal and what I found swimming in it's waters was somewhat of a surprise. When these rains come they can change a small stream quickly. They cause leaves, branches and even larger logs to move creating new pools and altering runs. Some silted areas are scoured out and create beautiful gravel bottoms which soon are occupied by trout. I set out to fish a few of these newly created spots and see what I could find.
There is something magical about a small stream in winter. The flow of the water is usually the only sound you hear, and this was the case that day. The weather was so nice, except for the blustery wind gust now and then. Air temps were 40-45.
First of the day, a hungry young lady taken in the run above. Look at the size of her eye, they don't miss a thing be it food or man.
This is a favored run. It has changed over the years many times. When my grand kids were small we would visit here. They once created a small stone deflector in stream and for the longest time I could fish it and be certain to take a strike. "Grand Kids Run"
This is how I fished this run. The diagram looks like a child drew it but that's how it will go into my notes. I hope it helps.
This wild brown came from "Grand Kids Run", can you guess where?
Cane and Silk 4'10" 2wt glass...have I told you how much I love this rod.
Filled up and ready to produce.
The trout were in such great shape.
A very interesting riffle-pool, and riffle pool.
The first section gave up this brown, a different looking brown than the one caught earlier. This one is almost silver. I hope that bulge in her stomach is not a brookie.
This brookie was taken in the run by the hemlock just downstream from where the brown was taken.
It was a fine day on "Home Waters"