As BRK TRT (Small Stream Reflections) recently posted, the fish in this stream are quite dark due to the tannin content of the water that they live in. While I caught a reasonable number of fish today while I was at the stream, I am only posting the two largest brookies. One fell for a modified Gartside Sparrow, while the other pounced on an emerger/dry fly pattern that I recently saw online. Both fish were caught in the same pool (picture 3). The second fish was missing part of the operculum on both sides. I have no idea what the cause was, but the fish was very healthy and spunky.
I have dropped my camera in the water twice this spring and in spite of my resuscitating it with dessicant each time I think that the metering system is no longer functional. I shot these pictures with the camera set on vivid, and quite frankly, they stink.