Saturday, November 12, 2011

Trouthood Obesity

The following trout are obese. I allowed them to get some exercise by impaling themselves on my flies and freakin' out at the end of my line.  Just doing my part to crack down on over eating trout.
I think this female was full of eggs

Gut full of something

I fished the Davidson Friday. It was 28 degrees at sunrise, but by the time I arrived with me friends at 9 it was probably low 40's. The water was low and clear, at about 40cfs. The red midge, veiled egg, and a birds nest hairs ear all provided fish. 20 or more were brought to hand in about 5 hours of fishing. I had two browns on that where over twenty, but one spit the hook and the other broke me off. The joys of 7x tippet. I was glad to land more fish than lose in these low water conditions, because I have definitely had low water days where it was tough to keep them on.

Here is a red i found on the D. The browns are spawning.

The day for before I was able to get on a small wild stream for a bit.  With the cooler water, the fish seemed to be spread out in different parts of the stream and not all in the deeper runs. It was in the low fifties, mostly cloudy sky. Picked up fish on a big copper wire stonefly and a red copper john. Here are some pictures.

Charles the trout tickler 

View back towards the foothills

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