Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Good Time on a Small Stream

Dalton and I fished a stream near his home today. It is host to wild trout, stockers, chubs, bass, sunfish, and pickerel. There are probably some catfish in there, Dalton said he saw a channel cat of about five pounds once when the water was low. I got their first and cast my bucktail. I got takes but no fish. Dalton came and got a Native first cast with a Panther Martin Spinner. The bastard.
Anyway, we moved downstream and I managed chubs for a while but got some pulls from trout. Meanwhile Dalton got stocked browns to chase and slash at the spinner and got a pretty rough brooky.



Continuing down I finally got my trout, a descent brown. I would have preferred to get the wild ones, but they reside further in upstream. on the way back up, I spotted a turtle on the bottom of the stream, in a patch of sunlight. He was sitting calmly, minding his own business. Dalton went in a caught it. It was a nice grumpy wood turtle, and he was non to pleased about his capture. The turtle hissed and buried himself in his shell, so he was returned quickly and safely.

2 comments:

  1. Great brookie.........the stream looks to be in wonderful shape.

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