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A Humbling Outing

I had a rare Saturday morning off from Little League baseball (the 6/7 year old team that I coach is playing for the championship tomorrow morning) and decided to make the most of it. I didn’t put a lot of research into today’s trip, but browsed over the USGS map and knew which general area I would focus on. Since my trips are limited each year, I decided to fish a stream that I really enjoy fishing. It’s a stream that fishes well throughout, but is pretty brutal on the body and can be tricky to navigate in its bottom half – one of the reasons that pressure is rather low given the location.





The action was pretty good from the get go, but with the water being up and flowing harder than usual, I had to skip over quite a few productive spots that I couldn’t seem to get into safely. Five years ago it would have been no problem, but I’ve come to know my limits as I’m getting older. Still the action in the spots I could get into was very good.



Big trout of the day at 16”



And an underwater shot with the GoPro





Most of the trout were browns on the first stream, but I did manage one rainbow





And I even hooked into some stocked brookies before I ran into some other fishermen and decided to move on.



After bailing on my first stream, I moved on to a nearby stream that I had fished once before in late November. Well, let’s just say the vegetation in June Vs. late-November is like ‘night and day’. Even with stream flows being up in the general area, this stream was still pretty skinny and shallow.



The spots with fishable water did produce, but it was tough moving from one spot to another. My legs are aching just thinking about it as I sit here and type.





After 45 minutes of ducking, dodging, and crawling from spot to spot, I had enough and threw the towel in. Not a huge numbers day, but it was fun to get out and clear my mind before tomorrow’s Little League championship game!

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Congrats on a great outing.

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I really like the underwater shots and there were several other excellent pictures.
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As a follow-up, my Little League team won the championship Sunday morning. I was glad I was able to clear my mind and relax with some fishing on Saturday. Here's a photo of my twins and me with their trophies.

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I really like the underwater shots and there were several other excellent pictures.
The GoPro is great for underwater shots and video. The "above water" shots are not as crisp as I think you get from a true digital camera. I'll try the iPhone on my next outing and see how the pictures come out (I just got a waterproof case for it). I'm just not sure I want to buy another digital camera for several hundred dollars just for pictures of fish... I've read reviews about the waterproof / life cameras and again, the crispness of the "above water" shots are not as good unless you get in the $500+ range.
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Congrats on the championship! I know how from coaching my son how cool that can be. Unfortunately he and I lost 3-4 championship games together but they were always special experiences none the less.

Good fishing too!
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I didn't know go pro's took pictures. I thought they just did video. Pretty much all smart phones take good pictures now. Can't go wrong with that.
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