I did run into something that I have never experienced in wild brook trout. I ran into three pools that had a large number of pod of brookies just sitting in the bottom. They were easily over 200 in one big pool with at least ten over 12 inches. One was modestly 14 to 15 inches, was an absolute pig. But they wouldn't hit a fly when I approached the pool and was out of sight and even when they saw me they just sat at the bottom and didn't care. I threw everything and the kitchen sink at them and only managed a couple dinks. I literally walked through the pod of trout and they scurried around me and then back into their positions. I have never seen wild trout act like this and don't know how that many trout can find food to survive summer in one pool. Sure they do this to survive low waters and they lower their metabolism to stay alive during the summer.
On to da pics.
|As soon as I hit Skyline Drive, there was rain and fog, luckily it didn't last and turned out to be a nice day.|
|Funny local sticker.|
|My first fish was a dace.|
|Some Caddis remains from a time I wish I could of been here on the water.|
|A nicer fish (still a dink) from the trip. This guy was hiding in a 1 inch deep undercut on a rock in a glass still side pool. Surprised he was hiding in there.|
It was not just just get out on the water on a nice day and catch a couple dozen trout. Now back to a routine of work and a 24 page paper on Australian economy......