After 2 weeks of seeing pics and hearing stories of EPIC dayz in mid August catching Brown Trout on a local river, I finally had to make the trip out there to catch a few for myself. I met up with Fries and Jimmy and their dogs Dora and Woody. We got a late start due to road construction and the UHP fuzz harassing us because he knew we were better fisherman than him so he gave me a ticket . But when we got to the river all was forgotten and we had are sights set on some Fat Trout. These are some of the prettiest fish I have ever seen, Bright Gold with Big Black spotting patterns and thick as a brick. They fight harder and jump higher than any other river I’ve fished. We were hooking fish right and left but when they come back-flipping 3 feet outa water, most the time they shook are barbless flies right out. I had several big fish over 20 inches give me the middle finger as they kart-wheeled down stream. Jimmy was having a great day and his 1st fish was a Nice one.
Right after he released it, he walk back into the same hole and stuck one even bigger!!! I heard him screaming for me down-stream to come take a pic. but I was to busy fighting a little guy so I never saw it, but he said it was the same length as the other but way more girth and a huge Hookjaw. Fries was also getting into some nice fish but always seemed to be just far enough away to not get a pic, except for this nice guy.
All our fish were caught Nymphing little Iron Sallies, PMD’s and Sow bugs, we all tried the Hopper dropper thing but nothing was looking up so, Nymphing it was… I had lost several biggies and released 3 medium-sized fish before I hooked this cool spotted Brown.
Did I mention these fish fight hard!!! Because they do!!! I would seriously consider a 6 weight rod next time I go there because these fish made my 5 weight almost crack!!! Almost!! So much fun!!