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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Water in Abundance

This is a bit late, but as the water was falling from the recent heavy rains, my buddy and I headed out for a bit of trout fishing. Hopes were high on the way to the stream despite the gauge reporting 727 cfs of discharge, but it was dropping fast and the gauge height was reasonable enough. My hopes were slightly dashed when we actually hiked down to the stream...it was RIPPIN'! We worked our way upstream and my buddy was quickly rewarded with 2 trout.

FIsherman by Jason Weller, on Flickr

He even stuck a nice bass in some pretty fast water:

Smallmouth by Jason Weller, on Flickr

The action died pretty quickly from there. We ended the morning at noon with only 15 trout between the two of us. A quick stop for some lunch and a few flies at the shop and we were back on the water by 12:30. The stream kept dropping to the point I could see my spinner in the water better and then the fish turned on. We ended the day with 75 between the two of us on spinners and I landed 2 on the fly rod on nymphs. Nothing of great size, but I will say that trout were FAT, I mean FAT. They fed well during the high water!! I didn't get the camera out too much with the faster water, and I was pretty focused on the fishing, but here are a few shots and a few fun edits from the trip.

Colored Pencil Edit by Jason Weller, on Flickr

BW spotlight by Jason Weller, on Flickr

Trout Slayer by Jason Weller, on Flickr

Brown Trout Release by Jason Weller, on Flickr

Streamside by Jason Weller, on Flickr

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Cool pics and really nice outing considering the water level where you were! How do you carry your camera taking in consideration possible slip and falls? Waterproof backpack?
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Cool pics and really nice outing considering the water level where you were! How do you carry your camera taking in consideration possible slip and falls? Waterproof backpack?
I just use a camera bag...it's not waterproof...and yes, it is scary sometimes. Cleated wading shoes, a wading staff, and moving slow...and some praying!

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I purchased a water proof back pack for the Cannon 80D. Wasn't too bad at around $40. It will put my mind at ease a little bit but you better believe that I'll be more careful wading with that one on my back.
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awesome pics
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