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.
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.
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.