Sunday, November 27, 2016

Six Trips in the Making

There's this one stream I've fished a few times each year for the last few years. I don't know what its beef with me is, but it seems to have one. Usually, if there are brookies in a stream, even if they aren't prevalent, I don't have much trouble catching them in one or two trips. This one clearly had brookies, it was just particularly fickle. It took me five trips just to hook one, and on my sixth visit I finally caught one.

How is there not a brookie under the leaning tree?


All three of those pools should have at least one brook trout. 


So. Much. Fishy. Water. SO MUCH! 



Now there just has to be one here. And it turns out there was. A 10-11 inch spawned out female. She was sitting right on the edge of the foamy eddy, in three inches of water. She ate my olive frenchie four times before I finally got her.



She certainly is an amazing old fish, super dark and well covered with yellow spots. Her mouth and back were nearly black. Her tail was HUGE. Yes, those five failed attempts were worth it.

14 comments:

  1. Some times it pays to be persistent and then you reap the rewards. Nice job!!

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  2. Well worth the effort! She is an old beauty. That stream looks so good. Well done Rowan.
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

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    1. Looks good but isn't too productive!

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  3. Nice job Rowan! They are sitting in odd places this time of year aren't they

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    1. Thanks,
      Yeah I never get used to it for some odd reason!

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  4. I'd choose quality over quantity ever time. Nice brook trout!

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    1. Yeah, 80 times out of 100 I'd rather get a few big ones, but some days its just fun to slay a ton of small striped bass!

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  5. RM
    Awesome stream, with some excellent spots for nice brook trout to hold. Beautiful bookies. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Bill, good to have you back in the loop!

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  6. Rowan that stream looks familiar.
    That angle shot of the brookie is great.

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    1. Alan if you've been than you know what a pain it can be!

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  7. I would have thought each of those pools in that beautiful stream held nice brook trout. At least you hit pay dirt in the end with that dandy, RM. That is a real nice one.

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