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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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Mid-August Brookies

I had some surgery last Monday and I haven't really been able to move around very well the past week, but I was getting sick and tired of sitting around, so today I grabbed the camera and thought I'd spend the morning photographing one of my favorite brookie streams...luckily I had the foresight to throw my 3-weight and few orange beetles in the vehicle too. I only hit a few pools since I am still a little limited and didn't feel like dealing with pulling out my stitches, but I was rewarded! Enjoy!

This was the first fish of the day. I missed him on my very first cast, but he came back up on cast #2. (The stream is stocked once or twice in the spring so you can debate on wild or stocked status of each of fish. I have my opinions on each, but with the coloration and "smooth" fins, I think it is impossible to tell for sure now)



fish #2:



Fish #3:



So I was thinking...since I had the tripod along, why not try to get some video of a few takes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzC9_...ature=youtu.be

The first fish was not "ripped" out of the water, he did all that on his own accord, I was surprised he stayed on since there was a lot of slack in the line.

Some of the stream shots I did if you are interested in that kind of thing...brookies don't live in ugly places!:
















I also tried a few "selfie" shots:




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Great pics! Beautiful fish.

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Nice pics. I think it is tough to tell as well. I would say fish 1 is a stockie because of his Nemo fin, but other than that is tough.

Great pics, and looks like a nice get away

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Also your waders are top knotch

Pretty good example of how to handle fish as well. Good job wetting your hand before handling the fish, and keeping them in the water as long as possible.

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Very cool stream shots. IMO, the photos that are posted on the entire fishing forum are top notch compared to other fishing forums that I frequent.
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Also your waders are top knotch

Pretty good example of how to handle fish as well. Good job wetting your hand before handling the fish, and keeping them in the water as long as possible.
I honestly don't even think about wetting my hands anymore, it's just instinct kind of like wearing a seat belt in the car...I won't even cast if there is no way to the stream to wet my hands.

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What kind of camera?
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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I actually took out my "good" camera this time b/c I really hadn't planned to fish much. It is a Nikon D5100, Usually I take my Kodak Z981 when fishing.

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Great pictures!! Beautiful fish and sceneray..
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Nice fish and pics!!

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