For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, March 1, 2019
The Brookie Is Doing Well Here
I had wanted to fish several streams, four to be exact before the season closed on the 28th of Feb. I managed to fish 3 of them and yesterday I fished this one. As you can see we had some snow and with the deep valley location of this stream there was a fair amount of shelf ice. While ice and snow are not a big problem for most but for us seniors it can be an issue. So the theme of the day was slow and easy. The stream was flowing nicely with several pools giving me the chance to hook-up but I could not keep the fish on. The fish were holding in the slow pools and I watched a few of them until they realized I was not a tree and they quickly became only spirits in the stream.
I came to this beautiful pool. It was deep and had a nice gravel bottom. The sunlight covered most of the pool with shadows and shelf ice about the edges. The streamer was cast and as it drifted the current brought it to the bottom. Two or three strips and the fish hit.
There was plenty of room for the brookie to run, and he did. The fish was strong and took to tail walking a few times.
Culvert pools...folks never pass these places without fishing them completely. In most every corner I can tell you will hold a fish. This culvert was recently made fish friendly to allow free movement of fish upstream.
A healthy female
Several fine specimens came from the culvert pool including this one.