Fished two Adams County streams today.
The first spot I had never been to. There was a lot of cover for the fish, but it was very difficult to cast into a lot of it. I passed a lot of good looking spots by because of that. I'm sure I walked by a lot of big fish today, but it is what it is. I caught 5 browns and 5 brookies, and also my first tiger trout. Unfortunately, I wasn't carrying my phone so I didn't get to snap a picture. The biggest brown was 13", and the biggest brook was right around 11". Had 2 browns get off the hook right next to me, but they were small so they were doing me a favor. Had about 20 follows, a few by some nice sized fish. I'm guessing they've been caught on spinners before and aren't easily fooled.
The next stream I got to my honey hole and caught 4 brook trout on 4 casts. On the first cast a nice fish missed it and I caught an 8". The next cast a nice fish rocketed out of the water missing the spinner and I caught a dink. The third cast I caught one that was probably about 9.5". The last cast I got the nice brookie. He measured 12". Then it started to downpour and I headed home.
All fish were caught on a Panther Martin.
I've got a couple questions regarding tiger trout. Are they legal to harvest? Do they ever get big? It seems like in every picture I see of one the fish is small. The one I caught today was only about 9". I'm guessing that since they are pretty rare it's hard to catch one that has lived to a ripe old age.