I had big plans today. Pike. This is one of those times of year when Pike get all juiced up. But my friend who was to be my partner in crime backed out and I needed to regroup, quickly! It was already too late in the day for me to make the run to my favorite brooky stream so I decided to go after another type of monster. It has been a little while since I last chucked streamers on the Salmon and I decided today was the day. It might as well be, not much fishing is going to happen tomorrow and Sunday is going to be chilly! I'd rather reserve Sunday for a long ride in waders.
The leafy- tannin staining in the water has gone. Slightly more consistent rains have meant the stream is gradually getting more and more healthy. It's still stupidly low, but it is better. VERY clear. I tend to start out crazy... today my first fly was a Drunk and Disorderly with gold polar chenille... very bright! I had a few takes on that fly. Good ones, but I was just getting started. I got my first fish on a black Peanut Envy. She was chunky!
Eventually while going through the fly rotation I tied on a yellow Snot Goblin. That was good for a couple of fish before I lost it on an USO (Unidentified Submerged Object). The first that I landed on the Snot Goblin was a stunning buck who went airborne a number of times.
The second one on the SG gave a strong pull on the take, despite being a smaller fish. To finish off the day I tied on a smaller fly, a #10 Ausable Ugly. The more I use this fly the more I love it. Today I was using it on 1x and a sink tip and it still managed to catch me the prettiest fish of the day.