This morning Alan Petrucci and I visited my favorite brook trout stream. It is another gorgeous day in the upper 50's/low 60's and the small brook trout, of which there are many, were rising. I caught a couple on small dry flies, but for me the Crazy Shrimp was the hot fly, It took a number of stunning but small native brookies.
The brookies didn't really show off today, I normally catch one or two in the 7 to 8 inch range here. Today they were all tiny. But that's fine, they were pretty as can be.
These pools and riffles have trout in them. The people that live around this stream probably don't even know it. It is a perfect and healthy brook trout stream.
After leaving the brook trout stream we went to some wild brown trout water. The DEEP says they don't stock this water any more, but they must because it was loaded with stockers today. I have fished it often and never caught or seen a stocker. These rainbows and browns were all over an Ausable Ugly.
|This little brown completed my trout slam.|
On my way back upstream to meet Alan to head home I passed a farm pond. I spotted a couple of big bluegills, then a chunky largemouth. I couldn't resist. I twitched the Ugly in its face and SLURP! After a significant battle a solid December Largemouth came to hand.
I always enjoy fishing with friends, it was a great day for it. Thanks, Alan!