For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Winter Wonderland In Brook Trout Forest
The day before Christmas eve we experienced a rain event which turned into an ice event. The icing while challenging to drivers and walkers also proved to be so very beautiful to those who were able to be outdoors. Christmas eve I was fortunate to be able to visit a small stream and to take advantage of one of natures most beautiful spectacles...like a carving from a block of ice the woods were turned into an ice wonderland.
Every where I looked the scene created by the ice seemed to be more enchanting than I can put into words. I took countless photos of the crystal landscape that was before me.
With all the beauty before me it seemed that fishing was not in the forefront...
But that all changed with with the wild brook trout that came to hand on the third cast of the day. The native was in prime condition.
The fish seemed to everywhere, including the runs and riffles as well as the pools.
This guy came right at the head of the riffle...he was in about six inches of water. Notice the rod...it's a favorite of mine that I named my "band aid" rod.
The frozen guardian...the hemlock.
My last brookie of the day. Quick pic, and off he went.
A couple of photos of what I saw on my walk back to the car.