Monday, August 25, 2014

Christening the new boat

I took the new boat out Sunday to try to lure up a musky/get a feel for the boat.

And threw these to get Mr. Toothy to eat.

The only thing that was eaten though was this.

I'm determined to boat a few more musky before this year ends.  I think I've been 7 or 8 trips without getting a single eat from a musky.  Anticipating the fall bite to pick up.

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Boat

Picked up a 1970 Crestliner 16 ft jon boat.  Has a good trailer, casting decks, radio, fish finder, seats, pump, solar panel to charge batteries, 50 lb thrust trolling motor, and a need to get out on the river.

See you out on the river sometime.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Brookie Streams Low Water

This past weekend VA got hit with a lot of rain and some cool temperatures.  I decided to hit a stream that had been good to me earlier this year.  Even with all the rain, the stream looked like this:

It was low to say the least.  It amazes me that fish can live in a stream like this.  I was catching 10 inch trout out there this spring and this has been a very mild and wet summer compared to the past five years.  Brook trout are a resilient fish.  I tossed a fly into a couple pools and caught a couple trout this size:

I'm eager to get back this fall and see what the normal stream flow is and how the larger trout did hiding under rocks.