I watched the video below with great interest and decided then and there what my fishing plan would be the next day: streamers! With flows higher and a forecast for wind and rain, I readied for a fall outing. I tied up some favorite streamers and readied my seven-weight and my Thomas and Thomas Avantt.
It might be a throwback idea, but I am a huge fan of wild, native fish. It is also fun to target stocked fish, particularly if they’re part of a thoughtful stocking program that is meant to generate naturally regenerating trout such as what has happened at the Farmington. But I don’t think there is
Well, I finally ran into some Trico activity. I got up at 3:30 am and staked a spot before dawn. To kill time, I threw a bobber at a likely spot, and an 18″ buck brown took a nymph (video here). At mid-morning, some fish started to rise. Some Caddis were emerging as well some
Truth be told, my plan was to fish the morning spinner fall for just a few hours and then head back. So much for plans. With temps cooler and gas cheaper, I felt motivated to get up at 3:30 am to fish. I hit a favorite spot, found an agreeable 52°F water temp reading, and