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ifish4wildtrout
09-11-2011, 08:41 AM
Oldman and I set out yesterday with one thing in mind, catch some brook trout. We arrived at the stream at 930 and immediately began fishing. This is a very small stream and we had to take turns fishing. I was up first and had a a nice trout rise to my dry on the first cast. Unfortunately, this would be the only action we would see for a while.

Perfect brook trout habitat and a beautiful stream.

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After an hour of tough fishing, this was all we had to show for it.

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While Oldman was fishing, I took a few more stream pics. Perfect habitat for our slithery, speckled quarry.

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Somewhere around 1030, it was like someone flipped a switch and it was on.

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ifish4wildtrout
09-11-2011, 08:44 AM
The higher we went, the more obstacles we encountered and were soon into some hardcore combat fishing.

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It took 15 minutes of climbing, clawing, and belly crawling through some intense rhodo to get from the pool below to where I took this pic. That pool yielded 12 brook trout. I watched Oldman fish it for a while, then I casted in and caught a few for myself.

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A few brook trout pics.

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Mr. Bear, you left one.

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Around 430, we decided to bale out of the stream. We knew we had a good bit of bushwacking and more belly crawling to get from the stream to the old trail. Once back at the car, Oldman casted in and caught a pretty nice rainbow, but we did not get a pic.

It was a great day, and by far, the most productive day I have ever had. We were counting for a while but we quit counting somewhere around 90 fish. A fair estimate would be 120 brook trout caught and released. They were hungry and many pools yielded 8-12 fish.

This was my first time fishing this feeder stream, although I fish the main stream quite often. Oldman has told me several times I need to fish it, I am glad I finally did.

Most fish were caught on bushy dries and BHHE nymphs. I did fish a green weenie for a short time, but the other combo seemed to be more productive.

Flat Fly n
09-13-2011, 11:28 AM
great pics of trip. I would have O.D'd on Advil if I had been along! Bushwacking is a great description.

duckypaddler
09-14-2011, 08:45 AM
Looks like my kind of water.

After 2 slower trips, I was finally glad to hit some numbers on Mon. I was beginning to wonder if I had lost something:rolleyes:

Gotta love those Brookies:biggrin:

JayB
09-14-2011, 10:05 AM
Great report! Looks like quite the adventure. I really like that first pic as well, of the mossy old trees across the stream.