But there's still five days of cold and then a few days of rain, so I needed something to hold me over. I went to one of my favorite local streams this evening. It fishes pretty well in the winter. Believe it or not I caught my first wild brook trout here in January 2012. I can't believe it... I've been fishing for brook trout for only four years! Anyway, this stream is really variable. The fish seem to move around a lot, and sections that fished good last year might be crap the next. That first brooky is actually the only one I ever caught out of that pool....
This stream has brown and brook trout, and consequently the occasional wild tiger. Today I caught one brown and one brookie. The brookie came out of a run that is always hot. The brown took in a place I have never seen or caught a fish. Best thing was, he was quite hefty! For such a small stream he was a big fish. Here's the spot:
He took right under the standing tree in 3 inches of water no more than 4 inches from the bank. It is a fishy looking spot, but I have never ever caught one there until today. Glad I decided to fish it today!
The brook trout was not a particularly big one, but absolutely gorgeous and more than enough to satisfy my need for wild char. That should hold me over for a little while.
|I caught my first brooky here.|
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