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Saturday, February 1, 2020
The "Black Hole" And Its Brook Trout
I have written about this stream many times. It flows through a gigantic hemlock forest with some impressive rock formations along its flow. While some of it moves as a swift flowing stream it also has some very nice deep pools. There are times of the year when this stream gets quite low. The lake that feeds water into it ceases during the summer to maintain lake levels. It is at that time when the stream relies on springs and small tributaries to help maintain its flow.
Brookies can usually be found through out the stream most times of the year, even in the dead of winter you can coax a brookie to take a dry fly. On a recent visit I was granted a shut-out during my visit, that is until I reached the area of gorges of which there are a few on this stream. In one of these gorges lies the "Black Hole"...
The "Black Hole" a name given it by Pete. One day while fishing it with Kirk and Pete we observed brook trout of ample size swimming in the pool. Suddenly they would vanish into the black waters hence the name Black Hole. Many currents make up this hole. Water comes in fast and then swirls left then right and circles slow at the tail. The rock ledge will sometimes hold a large brook trout and if your fly drifts near you will get him to take. On this day I manged to take a couple of nice brook trout from the Black Hole.
These two beauties came to hand on a bead head nymph. Wild and strong.