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McH
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All Things Brook Trout

Post by McH » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:11 am

[report]March, April & May are the Brook Trout months, before the creeks start to dry up and heat up. I can’t bring myself to fuck with them when they’re panting in a 6” deep bath tub sized hole.
I escaped from the office at 12 noon and rendezvoused with a fellow escapee at an undisclosed location. The location is right on the outskirts of town; it’s not totally unknown as evidenced by the night crawler container lids and lack of trout.

But if you put forth a little effort and slog your ass up the ridge past the night crawler container lids and paint ball splattered trees you come to a fall line or natural barrier in the creek. The beauty in it is that at the top of the barrier the creek is only about 4’ wide and looks devoid of fish and end of the line. But if you have faith and continue on up the creek, it widens with nice holes and nice population of Brookies.
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Down low looks sweet, but in looks only

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but go higher and things look up

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Not all were piggies

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I've got about two months to follow this ridge line picking off the thin blue lines as I go.

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Re: Brook Trout Months

Post by troutphisher » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:26 am

Nice!

I'm just a little farther north, but follow the same play book.
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Re: Brook Trout Months

Post by DayTripper » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:40 am

Thank you, sir :cool

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Re: Brook Trout Months

Post by Heero » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:05 am

Im with you. This is what Ive been doing for the past week, as well. Only in much smaller streams...that one you posted is huge.

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Re: Brook Trout Months

Post by D-nymph » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:17 am

Nice looking place, McH.
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Re: Brook Trout Months

Post by RaZ » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:20 am

very nice. the mountains are calling me.
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Re: Brook Trout Months

Post by RFA » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:27 am

Nice McH, that report makes me miss the East.

By the way, you may get even more cred here if you let everyone know that you're Wilford Brimley. :cool
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Re: Brook Trout Months

Post by McH » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:44 am

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haha, unfortunately that mustache does not belong to me. Mine comes in more like a spun deer hair popper.

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Re: Brook Trout Months

Post by truteya » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:35 am

Dry fly or die! Gorgeous stretch and fish!
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Re: Brook Trout Months

Post by Rusty Hook » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:03 am

The trees look different, but the fish are familiar.

Some of the beaver ponds around here will be icing out soon, prolly right after the snow that is falling today has a chance to melt. The high country won't be in an unfrozen state til late June, maybe July. The brookies have been up there for so long I have heard some of the locals call them "natives."
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Re: Brook Trout Months

Post by foureyedgeek » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:33 pm

Good stuff, I'm itchin' to climb hills to throw dry flies as well.
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Re: Brook Trout Months

Post by Nemeth » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:10 pm

I was in a place very similar to that today, but armed with the Trimble R8 and no fly rod handy. Gotta get me one of dem small stream pack rods.

Good shit there Hub-Thumper.
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