April 30, 2012 § 1 Comment
As of late, the cold nights was making it tough to catch non active fish throughout April. But on this last day, Sean and I headed out on a cloudy cool afternoon. Judging by the cloud cover and the water clarity, the woolly bugger was a clear choice. However, a few caddis were skidding across the water, but the trout were not rising them. Destined to figure out what they were rising to, we spent a good chunk of time and about 20 flies later, cast after cast, to no avail. I went back to the trusty pink squirrel because I know how well it coaxes them to strike. And, I wanted to catch some brookies.
Sean went back to a reddish-brown woolly bugger. Arriving at a deep pool, I still wasn’t getting deep enough with my squirrel and Sean made the proper adjustments. I cast my line out to the edge of the deep, and a nice fish slammed my fly, but I missed it! Sean and I looked at each other and the obligitory, ‘ohhhhhhhhhhhfghfgfg’ came out of our mouths. Sean casted out and something big slammed his bugger. Big. I thought it was original a sucker or even a northern because it did not leave the bottom and it had some sizable head shakes. Low and behold:
What a fatty!
In between getting caught on snags of branches in the water it ended up being a good day.
Happy fishing everyone,
April 26, 2012 § 2 Comments
Sean went out with his younger brother, Colin.
Colin with a nice brookie from a Chippewa County crik [sic]. We had a nice day under sprinkles of rain and caught some brookies. Colin did some casting on the fly rod, which is ultra-different from his ultra-ultralight spinning rig. We caught up and had a good day.
After zero action for over an hour I finally found a hole on a creek southwest of town and landed this beautiful Brown trout. I was pumped. It was a beautiful spring evening. Man, the weather at the end of March was insane.
This photo captures budding trees and sun, that’s the spring weather I saw most. I missed most of the crap while I was out of town. Lucky for sure.