Iíve noticed over the past couple of years (especially this year), that when I land a trout on my first cast of the day, it usually leads to an outing that falls well short of my expectations. Sunday morning was no different, except that not only did I land a trout on the first cast, I also landed trout on the second and third casts. Thinking it was going to be a huge numbers day as I clicked my pitch counter, I was soon brought back to reality.
I was fishing an approved trout water that also has a decent population of wild browns and plenty of open access. Quite surprising was the fact that the stretches right near the bridges and parking pull-offs, seemed to produce a lot better than the spots that were more difficult to get into. Go figure!
One of three average stocked rainbows that I caught in the morning.
Stream section above the waterfall (waterfall is to the left).
There would be runs that would produce multiple trout and then the action would peter out for 15 to 20 minutes. But thatís how it goes sometimes. Regardless of the consistency, I still brought a good amount of trout to hand and was really enjoying my time on the water.
A stocked brookie to complete the trifecta.
I fished for about 2 and a half hours before reaching my car. There was still a decent stretch of stream ahead of me, but I had a landowner boot me off 2 years ago even though there are no posted signs. I didnít feel like pressing my luck so I took off and headed back to camp.
As I was ahead of schedule, I decided to fish a stream that runs right through our campground just so that I could say that I fished it. My expectations were pretty low as most of the surrounding property owners clear all the riparian buffer of the stream right to the waterís edge. My expectations were so low, that I left my camera in the car. Although low and clear, the action was pretty decent with a good number of wild browns coming out to play, which will warrant a future return trip.