|Billy's Birthday Present|
My brother, dad and I went exploring on some new water this past weekend. The usual destinations still had too much water in them for our liking. This presented the perfect chance for us to get out of our comfort zone and explore some less visited waterways. Our first stop was a 15-20 foot wide ditch. This area consisted of tight casting quarters but good holding water and feisty wild brown trout. The water was high and just a touch off color, I think this benefited us though as we were able to get very close to the fish without spooking them. Nymphing the deeper runs proved to be ticket as trout came to hand frequently enough to make the time go by quickly. It's tough for 3 guys to fish such small water, but we made the best of it and will return in the future.
|Fishing In God's Country|
|Not A Bad Idea.......|
|Small Feeder Provided Fun Fishing|
|A Solid Fish After Many Mini's|
Our next stop was a very famous freestone river. We had our sights set on the Hendrickson hatch but that never materialized. I think the recent cold spell really put these fish on the bottom. So we stuck to our nymph's and managed to get into some fish, but nothing to brag about. In the late afternoon we visited another small freestoner that was a big disappointment. The state started stocking fish in this stream and it has really put a hurting on it's wild trout population....what a shame.
|Feisty Wild Brown|
|Sorting Out Wild Fish From Stocked Fish|