For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Sunday, May 5, 2019
This is turning out to be one hell of a year......
This spring has been a fantastic one for me. My small streams have been at peak, and fishing is the best in a good many years. There are probably many reasons for this and I'll say one of the main factors is the amount of rainfall in the last two plus years. It seems that each time out I manage to find beautiful fish, and these fish are good size especially for the streams size. On this outing I found willing brookies throughout the entire stream. The sizes were from mini to 10 plus inches. These fish were healthy and spunky.
A typical holding area for brookies. A nice strong flow in and several soft spots for rest. A spot of shade and some sunken wood and you have the makings for a trout rise.
On the second cast this fellow rose to the Bomber.
This pool was incredible, three trout were feeding in it's currents. One of the three was probably the most beautiful brook trout I've taken. He came back for the Bomber several times until he was hooked.
As I held this wonder I could not believe how striking he was. He had every size dot of multiple colors. A beautiful peach colored flank with a dark green back. The blue halos accented the red dots and the vermiculations were like I've never seen before. A true wild jewel.
A "Bomber" crash landed in the hemlocks...a tough workhorse.
This dam was blown out years ago, and for the better I might add. But there is a pool created below and it is always to be fished.
Brook trout diversity from the same stream. This guy was all muscle and used everyone of them to avoid capture. He is still swimming in the dam pool.