For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Making The Right Choice
Good morning all of you wonderful people. While having my breakfast yesterday I was trying to choose a stream to fish that day. The day before we had a tremendous amount of rain, in the 3" range. Now most small streams drop pretty fast I wasn't so sure this time that the stream first chosen would be OK to fish. So stream #2 was selected and as it turned out that was the right choice. The weather guessers said mostly sunny with a few clouds with temps in the low 50's...and so off I went.
When I walked down to stream I was greeted by this lovely display of violets.
The stream was a bit high. It's flow was maybe three times normal. Remember these are wild fish in here and they are tough and can take the high flows. As a matter of fact I saw a couple of rising fish, and I was even able to tell what they were rising to. My determination was they were midges and the way I know that is because they were swarming in front of my face. A Griffith's Gnat would have been great but a brown soft-hackle also worked.
These brookies were in fantastic shape. From experience I can tell you this is a big fish for this stream.
The stream splits somewhat just above this run. Above that is a beautiful waterfall.
A gorgeous stream with a beautiful waterfall makes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich seem like a gourmet selection.
This stream is pristine. There are five anglers who fish this stream and I know everyone...that's why it shall remain pristine.