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Trout tales

One of the 'fishy' looking pools along the small stream.

Anybody home? A hole in a log.

Went fishing at a small stream over the past weekend and caught a surprise… a brown trout on a spinnerbait! It is also the fist time that I’ve ventured to fish the far upstream end of the stream. In fact, there may be the odd brown trout in the small stream which is primarily dominated by the chub. A few years ago, I had a hit from an unidentified ‘spotty critter’ on one of my finesse spinnerbait. But that was further downstream.

A decent size brown trout from the small stream. This is a first for me on a spinnerbait.

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This has got to be the thinnest brown trout I've caught. Its not been eating well...

But, surprises aside, the trout was in a really bad shape. It looked ‘famished’ and possibly not had a good meal for ages. In all, it wasn’t looking healthy. Although we did not keep the fish out of the water too long, it took an unusually long time to recover from the short fight. For a moment, we thought that it was going to go ‘belly up’. In the end, it recovered and swam away and we hoped that that was the case…

This is where it all took place, in a shallow rocky bottom pool along the small stream.
[ 2011/10/08 10:50 ] Category: None | TB(0) | CM(0)
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