Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Home Water Monday Evening

I have two favorite time periods to fish my home water: November through December and April Through June. Those are the times when the biggest fish can be caught and the best hatches and biomass can be experienced- big nymphs, hatching mayflies and stoneflies, and salmon par. Back when I started fishing this stream I would catch a mid to upper teens wild or holdover every week during those times of year, but things have changed in 6 years. It is still wonderful fishing, and every now and then if I deem them worthy I will show a friend the works. Yesterday Kirk and I went for a short hike up the river. We caught some nice fish, which is saying something since we were fishing with all the patience and care of a pair of spooked moose. There were even a couple of moments when we doubled up.


The fish you see bellow is one I caught a while ago in the same hold. I love seeing familiar faces, and considering the size of the stream and the thousands of fish I have caught out of it I have rarely ever caught the same one twice in the same year, except for stockers. I would love to know what the population density of the stream is, I'm sure it's well over 1,000 per mile.




8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful stream. You are lucky to have such a one to call your home stream, that is for sure. Beautiful browns living in it. Regards, Sam

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  2. Good Looking home waters and wild brown!

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  3. Looks like you had some rain, good for the stream health. I've seen fish populations change depending on the eco system from year to year. That is a beauty of a stream!
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

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    1. We got a little the next day but still not enough.

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  4. Echoing what everyone else said, that's some really pretty water. No wonder the trout love it.

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    1. Trout tend not to live in ugly places.

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