For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
I'm a bit behind in my blog post of my small stream outings. Looking over my scribbled notes it may be at least three. Well this is some catch up. This is a stream I have wrote about several times, it's called "Hemlock"....a tributary to another stream that is as beautiful a place as one could ask for. The day I paid my visit which was in mid January was a sunny breezy day with temps in the low forties, for me that's almost ideal for this time of year. The stream was flowing nicely and it was so clear almost to the point you could see tiny bits of decayed leaves floating down.
"Hemlock" is a freestone stream that can show some pretty waterfalls and impressive plunges all of which hold some beautiful trout at other times of the year. On this day the fish were found in those smooth glides in the center and end of the pools.
One such pool. It was here where I took my first fish of the day.
This guy still held his fall colors. The feature I found impressive was his hooked snout. This fellow I'd like to meet again this October.
There are some places I should not venture in, this is one. An incline with some very big boulders covered with slippery moss. It's beautiful to look at but very sore on parts of the body.
Do you love hemlocks? I do and so do the brook trout.