Anybody care to post some pics of some stream trout so I have an idea of what I'm gunning for? Nature shots are welcome as well.
Trout stream pictures
Had a fantastic weekend camping for our annual guys' trip. I've been going up for about 10-11 years now, and with all the exploring I've done over the years on the forest roads I cannot believe that I did find the two spots I found sooner, considering one is less than two miles from camp and the kicker is I can drive to within 20 yards of it. The other is on the same creek, but a little ways the other direction.
The bigger brookie was a super nice surprise as it's the biggest stream trout I've ever personally seen. What was an even bigger surprise was having one on briefly that was HUGE. I'd cast a little upstream with a spinner and thought I was snagged when suddenly the line took off downstream along the far bank. I got a very brief glimpse of it before it dove under a log and got off. Not a great look, but I would have to say it was every bit of 20". Thinking probably a brown. That was an experience that will definitely keep me coming back. I think it's safe to say I've found my new favorite pastime.
Took my daughter camping this past weekend. Good thing the primary goal wasn't fishing as I packed the rods but not the tackle box lol. Still waded around for a while and got to watch our friends' dog have his first experience with water. He definitely loved it. Water was COLD! I wish it was about 10 degrees warmer out because I would have completely dunked myself. As it was with 70 degree temps, boys deep was as far as I could go. My daughter did make it in waist deep before everything went numb lol.
Fished a couple sections of Tainter Creek,kept 4 eater browns seen some biggins,but couldn't seal the deal. Started the morning off throwing #1 mepps black fury,then switched to trout worms and nightcrawlers to finish the day. Very fun 1st trouting experience. I'm definitely addicted. Sorry no pics I was caught up in the moment...Thanks for everyone's input and advice!
Just got up here to the driftless last night, looking forward to hit some streams. Never really been trout fishing. Buddy's gonna take me out around Viroqua hope to share some pics and reports.
I'll be heading back to my native Central PA around Thanksgiving. I will undoubtedly visit a favorite trout stream up in the Appalachian Mountains my brother and I grew up fishing. The sense of peace I experience when I'm there cannot be put into words. That time of year I will not see another soul. Wild brookies and browns, with a few stray rainbows that run up the creek from a stocked glacier lake downstream. Up there it's ferns and pines and wild leeks everywhere with Mountain Laurel growing at streamside. It combines to create a smell that is beyond description. I'll post pics if I remember when I get back.