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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-21-2018, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Post Rain Trout Triumph

I don’t have to tell anyone living out east about how much it’s rained the past week. Going into Sunday most areas had received a slow and steady 3.5-4”. Streams had stabilized waaaay above good fishing levels and are only slowly receded even as of today. Finding a place to fish was no small task for Sunday. In my mind I really only had 4 possible destinations and with pending rain Saturday evening I didn’t want to drive an hour to find muddy water so I opted for a few much closer options instead.
I was already geared up following a rather failed attempt to beat the high water on Thursday morning. Tried as I may I just couldn’t find a low enough spot to cast a spinner although I did nail a few nice stocked trout to salvage the morning.

20190306183946_IMG_7061by Zak Appleby, onFlickr

20190306200306_IMG_7070by Zak Appleby, onFlickr

I wasn’t sure what to expect Sunday AM but I knew the sky was right, the air was warm and humid, and all signs were pointing towards active trout. Que the crickets……… As I walked up to the bank I was surprised to see the water fairly clear and flowing pretty normal. I was a little disappointed and the fish weren’t exactly jumping on my hook. I figured that this was pretty typical soearly in the day and in low light conditions so I persisted and eventually things started to pick up in intensity.
20190306200323_IMG_7076by Zak Appleby, onFlickr

IMG_20180520_061143697by Zak Appleby, onFlickr
A few rain showers passed through here and there but they couldn’t dampen my spirits as I got into a nice little grove for the first time this year. About midway through the trip I felt like the rust of a long winter away from the stream had finally wore off and I was feeling pretty good about my casting etc.

20190306200947_IMG_7077by Zak Appleby, onFlickr

By the time I made it to the end of the fishable portion of my first stream I’d handled and released a little over 70 trout. Even though these streams run through avery urban area I’d seen plenty of wildlife. Deer, turtles, frogs, watersnakes, ducks, and geese abound.

IMG_20180521_151129by Zak Appleby, onFlickr

IMG_20180521_151036by Zak Appleby, onFlickr

I debating on the next stream since it was only 10am. I don’t often chase 100 trout but I felt a challenge to do it and I rarely turn one down so off to the much tougher stream#2 I went, in search of 27 trout.

20190308214922_IMG_7138by Zak Appleby, onFlickr

As usual the fishing was like pulling teeth. This place is never easy. You have to grind out every fish and literally pry them of her currents. Slowly some trout came to hand but I was missing more than I was catching.
IMG_20180520_073504269by Zak Appleby, onFlickr
Finally after 2 more hours the deed was done and I felt a nice sense of accomplishment in reaching a goal for the day. It felt good to have a big day after the weather we endured this past week.

IMG_20180520_081608325by Zak Appleby, onFlickr

I’m hopeful that further rains will hold off this week(write that down cause you’ll rarely ever hear me say that). I’ve got some plans for the holiday weekend that I am hoping come to pass but any additonal rain is going to be a party pooper. We shall see!

IMG_20180520_084925527by Zak Appleby, onFlickr
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-21-2018, 04:24 PM
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I'm glad to see someone out catching some fish. This year has been a tough one so far. I've been rained out more often than not so far.
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Beautiful trout and photos. Thank you for sharing them with us all
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-21-2018, 08:46 PM
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I like stream #2. Reminds me of so many little streams I fish where, as you said, its a grind to crank out 20-30 in a couple hours. But, they keep anglers like us coming back.
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Looks like a great day, makes me homesick!

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Excellent day to overcome tough conditions! I enjoyed the write up and pictures!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-22-2018, 01:31 PM
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Very nice Zak. As always, great pics and summary.

With the great flows, I had to sneak out for a couple hours before work this morning. I literally had to pull myself off the stream to get home in time. Hoping to get out a couple times this weekend before my kids tournament baseball is in full effect.
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