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    Autumn Brookies

    Today was the day to fish a small wild trout stream. The sun was out in force and the leaves on the turn. The stream was beautiful, clear and cold, with temps at 56. I started fishing dries and about every third drift I snagged a leaf. But it didn't take long before the wild guys noticed the offerings, within an hour I had several trout to hand, with many SDR's.

    A small piece of water, a large piece of beauty.






    A female, perhaps looking for the right size gravel



    And a male in full spawning dress, looking to carry on. Notice the teeth.





    I continued to fish upstream for another hour or so then started working my way back to the car, I fished that pool where the male was hooked and drifted a fly there, I brought him to the surface but missed.

    It was a grand Autumn day with small stream wild brookies.


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    Re: Autumn Brookies

    That looks awesome especially that hook jawed guy hope to find a couple streams like that in my neck of the woods


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    Thumbs up Re: Autumn Brookies

    Beautiful fish and pictures.

    ~James


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    Re: Autumn Brookies

    Beutiful fish, one problem if they are getting ready to spawn should you really be fishing for them?


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    Re: Autumn Brookies

    The streams are Class 1 Wild Trout Mgt. Areas. They are open to C&R single barbless artificials all year. This one pictured I have been fishing for years and the population has increased steadily. I believe more harm can be done wading in the stream, disturbing redds. The key is also not giving the locations of the streams which takes the pressure off of them.


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    Re: Autumn Brookies

    i'm going to have to say that that last fish is DAMN nice. How big 10-12 dare i say 14???

    "...,he who does not put a padlock on his basket ought to put one on his mouth"
    The Practical Angler
    C.W. Stewart
    Circa 1847

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    Re: Autumn Brookies

    C Mountain Man, he very well might have been.


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    Re: Autumn Brookies

    Great pics I think its ok to fish now aslong as you make the right precautions which it seems you do. And by all means keep that place a secret!!!! Hiking and searching for these hidden gems is part of the fun. You have to work to find a place that no one knows about or would think to fish. You dont getting anything for free in this world.


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