Big hole where the big guy lives. Next year dude!
I got so wrapped up with being off for a week from work and the holiday that I forgot to post about my fishing trip this past Monday. I decided to hit the brookie stream again. I figured why not right? I was hoping to find my groove and get back those skills I lost years ago when I stopped fishing this stream. My first outing was horrible and only two brookies were landed. The second time out, the very next day after the first one, was better. I managed to land six brookies. Monday I did even better. I landed 8 and lost just as many. I had a great time though. I did manage to hook a huge brookie. This was the guy I lost on Saturday after hooking him twice then. Knowing where he would be, I went there first. On my third cast, he nailed it and the fight was on. I was so excited as I fought him because this was certainly going to be the biggest brookie I had ever landed. It had to have been at least 10 1/2-11 inches. Now gentle reader you will notice that I am using the past tense when I describe this fish and the fight he put up. After about twenty or so seconds, he went down under a rock and I lost him. The good thing is that I know now where he is and I will be back for him again at some point down the road. It was a great day overall and I am looking forward to another brookie outing. BTW I have more photos but for some reason the blog will not let me upload them the way they are supposed to be. The blog keeps changing the photos and I cant seem to get them to change back. Oh well.