Winter Brook Trout

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I’ve been out of the fishing scene for a while now.  Hunting season has a way of taking all of your free time.  So this past weekend, I decided to head up to a local brook trout stream to see how thing are after a summer of sever flooding.  Talk about a different river!!  I fished all the normal areas, but the holes and pockets that usually hold fish have been rearranged.  It’s sorta like fishing a new stream that you’ve known all along.  Kinda weird really!

Fishing was pretty good for mid-January.  I have historically not done well here this early in the year, but the warm weather we have had recently must have made a few fish get hungry!  As usual this time of year, most fish were caught on a large nymph.  I guess they are tying to get as much food as possible.  So big meals it is!

Here are a few scenes from the trip.

Mountain Brook Trout Stream - Virginia

Small Brook Trout

Foggy day in the mountain

Orange Mushrooms on rotten log

Rattlesnake Plantain

Virginia Brook Trout

Native Virginia Rainbow Trout

Native Virginia Rainbow Trout

Small Virginia Brook Trout Stream

Small Virginia Brook Trout Stream

Winter Hepatica or Liverwort

Virginia Mountain Trout Stream

Foggy Virginia Mountain Trout Stream

Virginia Brook Trout

Virginia Rainbow Trout

DOH!

I hope this is not a sign of things to come for this year!!  I’ve had a really long run of REALLY good luck in the equipment department!  It’s been quite some time since I have broken a rod..

That streak was ended this trip.

Bad Luck on the Trout Stream

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