Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wedding Registry, Rain, Thunder, and Brookies

Saturday I had to go down to Roanoke and do pre martial counseling and a gift registry with my fiancee. My plan was 10 to 10:45 Counseling, 11 to 1 gift registry, 1 to 2 lunch with finance and her family, and 3 to 7 fishing.  What really happened was 10 to 10:45 counseling, 11 to 3 gift registry, 3 to 4 "Linner" with her family, and 5 to 5:45 fishing.  I had a throbbing headache, and was just about to starve to death during the gift registry.  Only fished for as long as I did due to the thunder and rain that broke loose shortly after I got there.

Still managed to catch 4 in the short 30 to 45 minutes I fished, so can't complain about that.  Saw tons of march browns with some being as big as size 10 and 12. Water was still too high from the rain though to use dry flies.  I'm so ready to catch them on dries!  Another note to make is its only March and I'm already wet wading.  Its been a crazy winter.  Here are a few brookies for your time reading.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Saturday SNP Venture

Got an invite from a buddy I know up in Harrisonburg to fish the SNP, which he did not have to twist my arm to say yes.  I drove up Friday and spent the night with him and his friend.  All day Friday VA got pounded with rain, which had us worried about the streams being blown out.  Luckily my friend knows the SNP like the back of his hand and he picked out a high elevation steep feeder stream.

Ended up being a good call on his part because the water was perfect levels for big brookies.  All the fish were holding close to the bottom so tungsten played a major role.  Ended up being over 50 brookies between the three of us caught with one being over 12 inches.  I did not catch this brookie, but the size of him proves how healthy the SNP streams are.

I've never seen a brookie fight like this one did.  He was a true beast!

Here are some other pictures from the trip.

The SNP will definitely be visited more this summer!  Thanks for reading.