The stream I fished today is an interesting one, it changes every year. The first year I fished it the only fish I saw come out other than parr was a wild tiger. Last year I caught plenty of native brook trout and only two browns. Today I eclipsed that number. I'd call that a good start on that stream for the year! It was snowy and cold but comfortable and oh so beautiful the snow was only accumulating on the trees, not the ground, making for a very abstract setting in which to catch wild salmonids.
The pink worm catches! It may just be my new favorite fly. It took every fish I caught today, and pretty much all of the fish from the last three or four months.
|The first brown of the year, always a very good thing.|
|Neither picture did this native brook trout justice. I dare you to count all those red spots.|
As cold as this winter was and as icy as the streams got, the fish have not starved. All those that I caught today were fat, well fed, and healthy. But they are still eating and took my fly readily.