Tuesday, August 31, 2010

low water and small brooks

Hi Folks, Guided yesterday morning on a small mountain stream for native brook trout.  Water temperature was 59 degrees and the water level was below the seasonal average.  Very clear stream and approach is always important as to not spook fish.  My guest is new to fly fishing and it was a lot of fun for me to see him catch his first trout on the fly.  Brook trout are very user friendly and not bashful about smashing dry flies.  Good confidence builders when learning to fly fish.  We worked upstream with a 2wt and a #12 stimulator and pretty much found fish every spot we cast to.  Did not catch anything too large but man are the brookies really pretty right now.  Continued heat wave with record setting air temperatures.  Really need some rain and trout fishing with the exception of small streams is not an option.  Bass fishing should continue to be good and I will be guiding smallmouth this week.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy