Friday, April 26, 2013

Wild Browns and Owls on X Creek

(1/30/2018- This post contains examples of very poor fish handling. Use it as an example of what not to do. Thank you, 
R.M. Lytle)

After opening day, I can finally indulge on the wild fish of my favorite stream. X Creek has a beauty so far unmatched by any other trout stream in the near vicinity. I was lucky and hooked several fantastic browns on my monofil nymph pattern. As I traveled back downstream, I was lucky to observe a barred owl close enough to get pictures. I was overwhelmed by its stare. I have never once seen such an inquisitive bird.
 This wild jewel came from a pool that nearly always produces
 Very few can claim to know the colors of a trout until they have caught a wild fish such as this.
 The owl quietly observers from a birch tree.
The clean water of the stream holds many a secret. A monster may be lurking just behind that rock. Or, as was the case, a little salmon parr.

1 comment:

  1. Nice wilds... keep posting John.