Photos: The Last Gorgeous Brookie Day of the Season?


Written by: Phil Monahan

The brookies we found up high on the creek were small but beautiful.
Photo by Tom Rosenbauer

Okay, seriously, when it’s 77 degrees in October in Vermont, you must go fishing, even if you’re at work and you fished yesterday. Tom and I snuck out again at lunchtime, picked up my friend Josh, and headed into Green Mountain National Forest. Tom wanted to take pictures, so he let Josh and me do all the actual fishing, which I was totally fine with.


This is the kind of October day that demands you get outside and wet a line.
Photo by Phil Monahan

We went much higher upstream than I’d been since Tropical Storm Irene, and the stream looked completely different from when I’d last seen it. We didn’t catch anything over six inches, but I did get to watch little brookies attemptimg to leap up a waterfall, which was very cool.


Tom’s artistic eye captured the fall leaves with Josh on the stream in the background.
Photo by Tom Rosenbauer

The rain really started coming down last night, so this may have been our last warm and sunny day of 2014. Boy, I hope not.


When we fished lower on the stream, we found this nice wild brown lurking under a boulder.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Josh high-sticks a Stimulator through a nice run.
Photo by Tom Rosenbauer

The incredible colors of brook trout skin up-close.
Photo by Tom Rosenbauer

Shorts and wet-wading in mid-October in the Green Mountains? Yes, please.
Photo by Tom Rosenbauer

3 thoughts on “Photos: The Last Gorgeous Brookie Day of the Season?

  1. Cindi Vetter

    Beautiful pictures…sure looks like fun. I’ll be fishing the Linville River (NC) today with Temps near 70…really looking forward to it!

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    1. Luke

      I’d be interested in hearing how Linville is. I haven’t heard many good things about that place. Apparently there tends to be an abundance of snakes in the area.

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