For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
I Believe There Could Be......
Pretty impressive pine.
There is a stream I'm quite familiar with. I have fished this stream many times over the years and have taken a lot of beautiful trout from its waters. The trout mostly browns with the once in awhile brookie thrown in. In as much as I have fished the stream there are places I have not paid much attention to. The area where the stream flows is somewhat problematic as far as walking along the bank or wading. The slow flow and deep pools cause silting and some pretty impressive areas of calf deep mud. The suction that these mud areas possess can be scary.
Though the slow flows here look like it may be shallow it is not the case. Some sections are deep with some very inviting submerged woody debris.
This pool is where I saw a very big brown trout on Monday. The fish was holding in the calmer water just downstream. As I walked to the edge to make a cast he bolted to the deep roilly section and and was gone. My estimation of the size of this brown was 16". This would make it "if caught" my personal best small stream wild brown. I will seek this fish, and it will have to be in the next few months. I suspect the stream warms in this area and he will likely move out to cooler waters.
I have just the flies that I think will bring this brown up.