I've been on a hot streak but it was bound to end. You cant catch 20 trout per hour forever although I wish ya could haha!
This AM I drove to a rather famous stream to fish a stretch Id never fished in the past. Pretty much never fished the stream at all except for a few short unsuccessful early season trips. It certainly was big water. I'd almost call it a river!
It took me a few minutes to turn my first trout of the AM which ended up being a nice stocked rainbow.
The fishing carried on that way and really became a true extraction process. I was pretty much only tackling fish from secluded dead spots surrounded by swift runs. The pools seemed void of trout although I'm sure they were there. I think pressure is a big factor at this place. It was, however, a very unique fishing experience and JUUUUUST good enough to warrant a return trip shortly to give it another shot to prove itself and earn a spot on 'the list'. Slippery as all get'up I'll tell ya that!!! I stayed dry though :-)
Most of the catch consisted of surviving hatchery trout.
But a couple wild fish were around
There were long periods of time without turning a fish but the scenery was rugged and I enjoy that.
BJB would die here haha :-)
I fished for 1.5 hours and caught 15 trout. Subpar for my tastes but like I said, just enough to try it under a different water level and see how it responds. Figuring a place out is part of the fun for me.