Wednesday, December 31, 2014

High Water, Rainbows, and a Hogsucker

My little brother had a tournament in south VA so I hit a stream early beforehand.  Stream has running high and discolored, but found some trout willing to play.  Only one Brown wanted to tango, and it was a nice one.  Around the 15/16 inch mark and made a run into some fast riffles where he came unbuttoned.  Caught a bunch of rainbows and am odd ball northern hogsucker that fought like a champ.  Thought it was a big brown until I saw it's discoloration and fins.


  1. Thats a cool looking sucker! Nice bows too. Happy New years to ya.

  2. Hogsuckers are funny fish and as you note always an unexpected surprise and fight. Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Years to you all too. May it be full of plumpy fish.