I actually had off today because I worked on Saturday teaching a class. Everyone was telling me to go fishing. I couldn't decide what to do. Should I venture out for trout or bass? The weather was supposed to be in the mid 60s. Given that it is the middle of November, I opted for trout. Now with the species decided upon, the question was where to go. Do I chase browns and rainbows at Morgan's Run or brookies at an undisclosed location in the mountains? Brookies of course.
Species decided upon and a location determined, I set out. I had a few errands to run so I didn't get to the stream until around 1230 or so. I ended up only fished for a few hours. For me that was enough. It was so good to be out and on the water. Seems like it has been forever since I managed to get out. The weather was perfect, the scenery spot on and the fish were biting. I managed to land 10 in almost two hours of fishing. I lost a lot more than that though. That was fine by me. Fall was in full swing as the leaves were turning colors and falling from trees. This of course meant that I had to battle them on the surface while throwing the dries. As usual, I was using Humpies and Wulffs in red and gray. They worked like a charm. I love the brookies. They are such beautiful fish. I hit the big pool where I hooked a "big" brookie three times last year. You can read about it here. Anyways, I managed to land two out of that pool but not the big guy. Oh well. Overall it was a great day!
A decent pool where I could see the brookies stacked up and sippin' flies. I have never seen them do that before.
Battling the leaves on the surface
Big Pool where the big guy was last year