For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, March 19, 2018
March, "Outback" Time
Since the options for small streams has dwindled, reason is because the state closes most of them for about a 6 week period, I guess there is good reason. That being the case the streams open present good fishing when several things come together, one being weather and one being weather again. On this day the weather ran the table. There was snow, damp feeling air, brilliant sunshine and a neck full of melting snow compliments of the trees. The section of stream chosen to fish is not ideal from an anglers point, it contains some nasty briers and thorns. There are places where access is tough but can be done with careful movement.
What I love about winter fishing is the clarity of the water. You can gaze into the stream and it looks like there is no water, without movement it seems as if it is not there.
Early on I fished this run, in the past I have taken tiger trout here, several times in fact. I worked it from head to tail and found what I was looking for.
Not a tiger but one half of one. This wild brown was as spunky as can be...handsome too.
On cold days trout will be found in slow moving water, hunkering down near the bottom. This is true for the most part but not always.
This brown was located at the end of the broken water. Just as the fly was swept up towards the surface by the current he struck.
No tigers today, but two awesome wild browns from the "outback"