Had a great trip with MTFF last weekend. About 12 guys came up, and everyone had a good trip. I was nice because everyone headed in different directions. Scott a good friend of mine had never caught a brookie. So we decided to head to one of the remote brookie streams. I gave him first water and at the first hole on the third cast he became one of the insane members of brookie mad men!
I followed him up, about 2mile in I was climbing out and grabbed a rotten vine and fell 5-6' backwards into the river, then feel again on my second attempt. I was real lucky on both falls, hit the deep pool only inches from rocks. I scared me so much that I have decided not fish remote back country alone anymore.
Scott caught 6 or 7, then was rock hopping when his camera fell into a fast run. then he tangled his dropped and broke off. He was done! So I fished while he watched. Caught 10 or 11 brookies. Three were real nice.
Headed out around 6:00 and I realized that we were the only ones on the creek all day. If i had hurt myself on the falls no would have found me for at least 24hrs. No more fishing alone.
Saturday I took thee of the guys to walker prong and put them on one of my favorite stretches. I got bored waiting at the truck and decide to fish the water above. I have fished this section before but it is usualy full of rock flinger and picture takers. I had the water all to myself. Caught 1 brookie and 9 bows. The bows had bright white fins like a brookie. Is this cause from spawning or are they inter breeding with the brookies. I didn't get a good picture but this one is OK.
Fished a few other ares but didn't a ton of fish. they seem to be slowing down some. Any thing yellow was working. Green weenies worked well. Caught a few on a Padams BHPT, Red Copper John.
Sunday I was ready to head to the house, man was I beat. Broke camp was getting in my truck to leave and on of the fellas wanted to go after backcountry for Brookies. What could I say, it like cocaine. I just can't say no! What I thought was going to be a 4hr trip turned into 8hrs. I fished 2nd water most of the time, but I was so tired I didn't care. Never thought I could get too tired to fish, but I did, Is it being almost 50 and acting like I am 30? I caught only 3 missed about 10 (slow reactions) but had a great time. worth getting in trouble from the wife for getting home @10:00.