Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Brookies' Favorite Food

Inch worms!

I was out today and so were the worms. Every one of the gorgeous wild brook trout I caught had a mouth and belly full of little green and brown worms. During this season, if you can't figure out what to use a green weenie is probably a good choice. I got about six on my inch worm pattern today. Also had some on the Bomber and a really comically fat fish on a Pine Special skated at the bottom of a run. That one crushed the streamer!











The last stream I fished today shows some remarkable geology.

15 comments:

  1. If a fish could take a great selfie, it would be in today's collection. What a great, quick visit to your part of Connecticut !

    - G.

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  2. Awesome post and glad to see you're back on the blue lines! Both of those streams are beautiful, but the second one is especially with those cascading plunge pools. Those brookies were certainly feasting, and that big guy was borderline obese I don't even know how he could move! All had gorgeous pink spots as well--especially that dark one.

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    1. It is good to be back. There are three streams there... The last one is a beaut though, you're right!

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  3. I agree with the worm being a favorite. CT streams can show you so much variation.

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    1. Thank you. We've got just about everything here.

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  4. Those are some of the chubbiest wild fish I've ever seen! I meekly admit to having never considered a green weenie like fly on small streams - now, I'm going to! Thanks for the idea.
    Will

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    1. Thank you,
      They were fat and healthy.

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  5. RM
    A perfect example of matching the hatch!!!!

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    1. Thank you,
      Not something you usually need to do on those small wild trout waters, but it payed of today.

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  6. Yep, that green weenie caught some nice trout. Way-to-go!
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

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  7. Wow, beatiful brookies and locations. If you haven't fished the small streams of the catskills yet, I highly recommend it. Talk about amazing stream geology :)

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