HOWEVER this is really more of a show of the naïveté of stocked trout than it is a show of the conditions. These fish are used to responding to some a noise on the surface and than eating things quickly in order to beat their tank mates to the meal. So really a mouse or popper is a good way to get these buggers to feed and frankly, I don't care if they are tank scrubbers it is just so fun to see a trout go zero to sixty and trash a big floating mouse or waker. So after I got one on a bugger today that is all I wanted to do, throw big foam bugs.
The first few topwater eats I got were on the black and chartreuse foam Waller Waker. After I was satisfied with that I stuck on a yellow and tan Master Splinter with a sticker hook to try to get at least one on a mouse, just because it would be pretty freaking sweet to get a mouse trout in winter. As it turned out I got four of them. The last one followed the fly 40 feet, boiling behind it the whole way. It was incredible. I was smilin' like a butchers dog (You get it if you are a Pens fan).
It is going to be frigid tomorrow. My plan is to get my bike all tricked out and ready for the season then finish off the last of a 32 dozen fly shipment to send out on Monday.