For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, February 28, 2020
A Few Good......
Since last Monday I have fished three different streams in various parts of the state. We have experienced a mild stretch of weather and the brookies have responded well to it. Most of the streams have shed any remnants of ice but a few have some that seem to hang on. Most of the brookies were found in winter holding places but a few of them were in those wild water areas. I wish I really knew what makes a brookie move from a comfortable place and choose to go to what is a unfriendly area. In this section I hooked fish in the head and tail of the run/pool. The brookies took wet flies.
A typical jewel from this stream.
I saw several of these clinging to my waders.
I fish this stream several times a year. It's a consistent producer of brook trout, but it looks like it could do better. No explanation for the low amount of fish.
But in a couple of hours of peace and beauty and brook trout like this I find myself greatly rewarded.