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First brook trout trip of the season

Posted by Steve Galea at

On Friday, the water and weather finally started giving us a break and Mac and I got out to visit a great brook trout river we know. 

The water was high, so we could not fish all the runs we wanted to. Nor could we fish the remainder as well as we liked, but we still managed to eke out eight nice brook trout, seven of which were between 13 and 17 inches. I lost a couple, including one that would have been substantially larger.

Of the fish we caught, seven were on a size 10 Copper John and one was on a white beadhead woolly bugger.  They were gorgeous, plump trout. 

Aside from that, the black flies were few and far between and the rocks were crawling with size 14 pale olive caddis larva and a few cased caddis larva too.

All in all, not a bad start to the season.


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