Monday, November 24, 2014

January Brook Trout Fishing

Fished a stream this past weekend and it fished like it was already January in Virginia.  The fish were sluggish and deep in their pools.  It took several drifts in order to coax them into eating as well.  I thought it may of just been the stream I was fishing, but I drove to another stream and it was fishing the same way.  Still a great time to get on a trout stream though.

Lots of ice built up around the rocks on both streams.

Neat tree growing between two rocks

Winter is closing in.


  1. Pretty little brookies.
    Nicely done

  2. Great post as always, What rod/reel are you using here, looks pretty cool!

    1. My go to small stream rod is a St. Croix Ultra Legend 7ft 6 inch 2 wt. It's sadly discontinued. On of my all time favorite rods. Reel is an old Horrocks-Ibbotson USA made click pawl reel. It is a tank and can take the abuse I give it on the rocky streams I fish.

  3. Yep it is that time of year! At least the brookies add some color.