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Old 05-30-2013, 09:49 PM
JayB JayB is offline
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Default Big Old Dominion Brookies Mem. Day weekend

For Memorial Day weekend Nathan drove up to meet me and the boys in Richmond, and we off we were to the West Virginia border to search for brookies in the George Washington National Forest. It was colder than expected, and the bite was shutdown. The first two days were spent playing exploring more than fishing, for me at least.

The boys caught crayfish...

and salamanders...

and grasshoppers in mountain meadows.

On Sunday, the warmest day of the trip, we setup camp next to this gorgeous pool, where we could watch the brookies feeding.

So while the youngest boys played tetherball with a bearbag full of rocks...

I gave Jack, my oldest son, a few fishing lessons.

It felt great together fishing with my son in a most beautiful setting.

We weren't having much luck there, so I moved to the head of the pool to show him how its done.

Thats 11.5 inches of native wild brookie. notice the wet fly still stuck in the tip of his nose. That was probably the most exciting trout I've ever caught.

And then I caught a 10 incher on the next cast.

And then another 11 incher and this one on a dry fly!HAHA my top three biggest trout in the span of an hour or so.

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