Pages Pond

Pages Pond
Pages Pond Waterfall circa 1976

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wild Brookies 4-15-15

Today I met Brk Trt on a small wild trout stream. We had not fished this particular stream since New Years Day and were anxious to see how the local residents had fared after the long winter. We were both using soft hackle flies. We both soon found that the brookies had survived and were quite robust and feisty. We spotted some rising, some just sitting in the sun. Al landed a rather large brookie in the spot we call the Black Hole. This fish tested his 3 weight, fighting hard. I would estimate this fish to be easily 10 inches, one of the larger residents of this stream.
As we moved upstream I found a nice deep run and managed to stick three and brought one to hand.
I watched one chase the soft hackle from the end of the pool, as I stripped the fly, saw the swirl, felt the take , and promptly missed him.
In the early afternoon as I headed downstream, I stopped at deep plunge pool, decided to try a shorter version of Euro Nymphing, tied on a small Fenchie, promptly hooked and lost the first two fish and then landed the third, a large beautifully colored brookie close to 10 inches.
At that point I ended the day on a high point!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015 Small Stream Fishing

Set out this morning to meet Brk Trt at a small wild brook trout stream. After a rather long walk into the wooded area I caught up with Brk Trt who had an earlier start. Today I was using a small partridge and peacock soft hackle. After a few misses I was able to land two beautiful wild brook trout in one run and missed a few more.
Later in the morning I moved on to another WTMA and found three or four of the residents that wanted to play, sticking three out of four wild browns. I also noted some caddis and small stone flies coming off the water but no risers.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Opening Day 2015 A Small Stream

Opening Day 2015 dawned bright and clear. My son Matt and I met with the New Year's Day crew, Mark, RKM and Brk Trt on a small wild brook trout stream. We all managed some wild brook trout on the fly of choice the BHPTSH. Matt took a gem of a fish, his first wild brook trout on the BH Pheasant tail. As the morning air warmed a bit Mark and Al took some fish on dries.
It was a great start to the new season, fishing with good friends and family. Maybe a new tradition has started!