Monday, October 31, 2016
Wild Browns, FINALLY!
I planned to fish my home river today hoping that the slightly elevated flows would bring some of the wild brown trout out to feed. As is often the case in the fall on this stream I had to work very hard to get a few small fish. Every other year it seems like the fall fishing changes. Some years the big fish are all over, some years not. This is one of those years, I couldn't find any bigger fish. That isn't to say they are not there, just that I didn't find or catch them. Two seasons with average flows had slim pickings in the fall on this stream, and given that the flows were much worse last fall I'm going to assume this is one of those oddly unproductive falls.
Since it has been a couple months since I last caught wild browns, I was very pleased to find some today, along with plentiful salmon parr. Two signs that there is hope for the future.