Friday, September 21, 2012

Mid-september beauties

While my recent saltwater fishing attempts have been completely unsuccessful, I have had some great visits to a couple of my favorite small brooks.  It seems that the cool weather (and some rain) has inspired some of the resident wild fish to enthusiastically attack elk hair caddis and grasshopper patterns.  Below are some pictures of the fish that I have been fortunate to capture and photograph over the last week.  The last and largest brookie was caught on a Shroeder's grasshopper in the foam in the center of the pic.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Slow Farmy day

I went to the Farmy today with BRK TRT and in spite of the great weather did not find the river in a generous mood.  Try as I might, I was only able to entice, hook and land one fish, the rainbow pictured below.  Other than that fish I only had one very brief tussle with a salmon parr.  Not a banner day on the Farmy, but I'm sure I'll return for more humbling.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Remarkable fish

The brook trout is truly a beautiful and remarkable fish.  The fact that it survives under conditions that are far from ideal is a testament to its tenacity.  I have the utmost admiration for this fine creature.  While trying to scope out a brook that I was told harbored wild fish, I crossed the one pictured below and couldn't help but briefly explore it.  In spite of the incredibly low flow rate, the water was cool so I took a few casts.  I missed a fish in the first pool, spooked one in the second and finally caught one in the third and last pool that I visited.  With more water this brook may prove to be a nice stop this fall.