I made the drive to open water again on Saturday. The forecast for Sunday looked a little shaky, so a day trip was all I had planned. The warmer weather from the week before had the stream running a little high and off-color. I hoped this would have the trout on the prowl.
Apparently the deer around here are trained to point trout. I agreed with them. It looks like there should be some right about there.
They were right! Hooked into this guy with an olive wooly bugger stripped across the tail-out of the pool above. No measurements were taken, but he was definitely a contender for my best of the season. I was onto trout all day, with most taken on a #12 black stonefly nymph.
Mid June 2017
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