Here’s one of the great things about my job: yesterday morning, Tom Rosenbauer said to me, “Hey, I need some pictures of brookies. Can you go fishing with me this afternoon?”
There is, of course, only one answer to that question.
We headed up a steep mountain stream in the Green Mountain National Forest, and I tied on a tried-and-true Stimmie. But the temperature had dropped about 15 degrees from the day before, so the fish were not active. Several times, Tom and I expressed astonishment that a perfect drift did not draw a strike. But we did manage to land half a dozen brookies, as well as a little brown, much higher on the watershed than either of us had ever seen one. A couple of the brookies were in spectacular spawning colors, and Tom’s photos came out great.
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Phil, you can tell Tom that if he needs some pics of some greenback cuts, he can come out to Colorado and go fishing with me. Just Saying. Looks like you guys had fun. I was inspired by your quest for 20 days of fishing in September, and started out to do it my self. Unfortunately I got 3 days in and then I hurt my back. been down for a couple of weeks nuw, but gonna head back out tomorrow.
Phil and Tom:
Thanks for the premium-quality post.
Brook trout–what stunning fish. Thanks for the nice post and.great photos.
Lucky boys! Wish I’d been there too!
your post inspired me to re explore a small stream near my home that I know has a population of wild brown trout. I am happy to report the fish are still there. the stream has changed but the fishing hasn’t. thanks