Friday, January 24, 2014

Wild Gold

I am not one to be very jealous, even over fish. One day two summers ago stands out. A friend and I went out to catch big brook trout where a feeder creek dumped oxygenated water into a big pool. I got a bunch of absolute honker brook trout, holdovers up to 18 inches. Then my friend decided he would go up the little tributary and throw a rooster tail under a cut bank. He came out of the laurels holding, of all things, a wild tiger trout. I was pretty jealous, but was still happy that he had the luck to find such an elusive fish.

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